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Jinx - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

546 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 8
Gots: 54 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

JeffSK, Today at 03:00 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

kmk1503, Monday at 10:40 PM
Photo of Bluebirds125
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bluebirds125, Monday at 12:51 AM
Photo of bgillespie
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: A clear copper to brown color. Off white head.

Smell: Caramel, sweet, not that strong.

Taste: Toffee, caramel, chocolate, a peaty finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy.

Overall: My first scotch ale and I am impressed. Smooth, creamy mouth with a chocolate caramel taste. Very good.

bgillespie, Sunday at 01:56 AM
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DrunkinYogi, Saturday at 11:24 PM
Photo of schoolboy
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unfortunately, I think this is the winner of the sampler of Magic Hats. I didn't expect much but I was hoping for something special. It wasn't there.

This starts off looking right in the glass. Maybe a little pale. The aroma is weak but inoffensive. The taste is an easy, starter scotch ale. Wee light on taste. There was a time when I would have preferred this, but I have a taste for these now, and they should have a lot more going on. That said, it is drinkable, and refreshing. It is much less tedious to drink that a typical scotch ale.

Overall, this is a well made brew, but not a great example of the style.

schoolboy, Friday at 10:53 PM
Photo of ScotNH
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ScotNH, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Kandra
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%

Kandra, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of mitch3114
3/5  rDev -19.6%

mitch3114, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Jikert
2.56/5  rDev -31.4%

Jikert, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +7.2%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on November 13, 2014.

Medium copper amber pour with a modest white head.

Malts are not as forward as one would expect in a Wee Heavy but they are there. Odd sort of musky quality to the scent. Even something akin to vanilla bean.

Medium body.

The taste has a lightly toasted and sweet malt note with a mild bitterness taking up the rear. Not as malty sweet as what I like in Scotch Ales but it is likable in it way.

puboflyons, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of hdofu
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

This is an interesting beer, smells kind of nutty and malty... taste is like blue/gorgonzola cheese mix in hops, very interesting taste... that I kind of like. Not a beer you'd want all the time but definitely one worth speaking out once and awhile. If you like different tasting beers you should definetly give this beer a pour.

hdofu, Nov 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bacher468, Nov 09, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -15.3%

kevkize, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jaxon53, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ArtZan, Nov 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DrBobPierce, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Light brown with a thin beige head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild malt and nutty smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste nutty with heavier malts some very mild hop notes.

Overall: OK brew. Glad I tried it out.

Cavanaghty, Nov 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

km02600, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Good Beer. Enjoyed it in the variety pack.

AUGRAD06, Nov 04, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

JasonL02, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Lavonnq, Nov 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

NickPiezzo, Nov 02, 2014
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Jinx from Magic Hat Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.