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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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numenor1

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear chestnut brown with a decent offwhite head, and modest lacing. Smells lightly smoky but with some definite malt backing. The smoke scent is more akin to Talisker than say the smoke of schlenkerla rauchbiers. Actually a bit subdued. Upfront theirs a stab of light sweetness at which the smokiness immediately kicks in. It's omnipresent throughout, without being overbearing. Intertwined with the smoke is a tremendous earthy herbal aspect. It's all supported by breadlike, slightly grainy malts. Yeast component is there, largely mixed into earthyness. Bitterness actually achieves a rather perfect balance. Some light fruit esters fight their way through the smoke in the long finish. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Drinkability is good.

Overall a pretty complex beer. Best i've had yet from Magic hat, though i've only had 4.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2006 06:44:50 | More by numenor1
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Jinx from Magic Hat Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.