Jinx - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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566 Ratings

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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 10
Gots: 71 | 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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Photo of Reverand
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off this is my favorite Magic Hat beer so far! A delicious brew that had me doing my Oliver Twist impersonation..."I want some more".
Great amber color with white head that clings to the glass. An aroma that is very inviting and the taste that leaves you asking for more.

Photo of IrishRedRock
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reddish copper color with a fluffy white head. I thought the brew had a very hoppy smell, and the initial taste was of strong hops, followed by a mild smoky spiciness. Quite an interesting ale. Another delicious Magic Hat beer.

Photo of mophie
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A good-looking, malty beer. Tastes mildly spiced and smoky, almost like a beef sate from a good Chinese restaurant. An interesting, complex beer, though not necessarily one that I'll drink a lot of.

Photo of xXTequila
4.66/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

tried this one on tap in their brewery in Vt. Loved it so much i left with a half gallon jug of it filled straight from the tap at the bar.

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown. Some funky art-deco design with a blinking thing, that stares at you. "an Ale inspired by the doctrines of medieval chemists.", is proclaimed with a freshness date scored, but no valuable info of about the beer.

Appearance: Amber with a touch of haze. Nice, creamy white head with various sized bubbles.

Smell: Rich sweetness, herbal and floral aromas with a creamy smell ... almost smoke like.

Taste: First, we have to cut to the spice. It warms, with a profile akin to some Belgian Ales and their peppery characters. We have no idea what spice(s) they use, but they are used with a mastery that leaves you in deep thought. Belgian yeast? Rye malts? Who knows? After you stop thinking of the spice, an underlying sweetness fills the mouth with an alcoholic bite, mild smoke and lemony hop flavours. The aftertaste is full of dextrins and the mouth is left almost puckering with slight dryness and faded hop leaf flavour.

Notes: One of the most interesting ales brewed in New England if not in the US.

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Jinx from Magic Hat Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.