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Jinx - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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451 Ratings

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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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:
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

stevehagy, Today at 11:28 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12 oz bottle. Pours dark red with long lasting, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel, cherries, hints of grassy hops and smoke. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Caramel, piney hops, smoked wood and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-dry. Not bad for Magic Hat.

mikeg67, Yesterday at 02:50 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

kyle86, Sunday at 11:28 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Joel12, Sunday at 08:36 PM
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1/5  rDev -73.3%

mlfreeman23, Sunday at 05:26 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

alelover, Sunday at 03:04 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

bmjivi221, Friday at 04:36 AM
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4/5  rDev +7%

Jinx brewed by Magic Hat brewing company with an ABV of 6.9%. This brew pours out a nice dark amber color with a nice white head. The smell is rich with sweetness and some grains. There is nothing bad about this brew so far. Now for the taste it is bold with caramel taste and some grains at the end. This brew has a nice balance to it. There is a lot going on in this brew. the taste is great and the color is nice. I have to say that Magic Hat Brewing Company did a nice job with this one. the mouth feel is nice for being 6.9% ABV. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. This brew was great choice.

nicholas2121, Friday at 03:28 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

livingtodie, Friday at 02:30 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +21.9%

Hossauce, Friday at 12:23 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Jinx - Magic Hat Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Jinx has got a 2 finger thich off-white head, very decent lacing, and a clear, brown body.

Smells faintly like toasted caramel malts, and a teeny tiny dash of scotch. I mean minutely.

I taste the exact same notes as with the scent of this brew. Alcohol astringency is present once a full coating of the mouth is done.

Like I said, the scotch stinging is a quick appearance on the tongue before going down. A slight lingering element come with this brew.

Overall a nicely done 3.75 for Jinx - Magic Hat Brewing Company. If the bite were just slightly less "wee heavy" then I would drink this regularly. Came as part of the Night of the Living Dead sampler pack, so I doubt this brew will have a recurrence in my fridge.

Caveworm, Thursday at 11:52 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

kdivers, Thursday at 11:25 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

dcguitar, Thursday at 04:38 PM
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4/5  rDev +7%

Brocklanders7, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

marmstrong1212, Sep 09, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

vdubgeek, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

carlmoberg, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

amalburg, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

tdm168, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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longisland1983, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Syraquse, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

A very unique scotch ale to say the least. Smokey and sweet malty and bold. Smells sweet like gummy bears, tastes like Scotch. Not to overpowering as with many scotch ales, right on the money. Pours a dark red amber with a thin head and minimal lacing. May be my new favorite Magic hat beer.

LANDRY, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

wrightst, Sep 03, 2014
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Jinx from Magic Hat Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.