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Jinx - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

396 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 396
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

It’s OK to be a Wee Heavy Much has been made of the ills of smoking. Jinx thinks there’s nothing wrong with it. For years, he stood strong with his peat-smoked whiskey malt mash. He held his head high when others made fun of his wee heavy physique, becoming a mainstay in Magic Hat’s Night of the Living Dead Variety 12-Pak. People said he’d never attain an Original Gravity above 15.1 degrees Plato or an ABV above 6%. He proved them wrong. Take Magic Hat into the next alellenium. Vote Jinx.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 12-06-1999)
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ncbrewerbun

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz. bottle with a little amoeba looking creature on it... the beer pours a hazy reddish amber. There is a slight off-white head that last for about a 10 count and it's gone. No lace, just some tiny bubbles around the edge.

Aroma is surprisingly low in smokiness. In fact, if it didn't say this was a smoked beer in the description, I'd have a hard time picking our any smoked character. As it is, since I know to look for it, there is a just noticeable hint of smoke, but mostly malt -- toffee and some nuttiness.

Flavor is also almost devoid of smoke. Mostly malty with the toffee as predominant. Some fruity notes. Very little hop presence. Some alclohol notes. Finishes towards sweet side.

Mouthfeel is rather thin for the style, probably affected some by the low carbonation.

Overall, a decent beer. Not one I'd rush out to get again, but I'd try it, especially if I could get it on tap to see if there was any difference in the character.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2006 23:20:32 | More by ncbrewerbun
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Jinx from Magic Hat Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.