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Jinx - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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563 Ratings

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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 10
Gots: 66 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 12-06-1999

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
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Ratings: 563 | Reviews: 354
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

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3.16/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Good Beer. Enjoyed it in the variety pack.

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Jinx from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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