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Jinx - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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very good

552 Ratings

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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 56 | 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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3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a mahogany color with almost no head

S: Malty with a hint of smoke and nuttiness. Maybe a bit of fruitiness in there as well. A little on the weak side

T: Follows the nose, but stronger. Starts off with a hint of sweetness and a mellow smoke. Some fruity and nutty notes come in towards the end. Finishes with a light lingering smoke and a woody note

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Aside from a weak nose, this is a nice scotch ale with a pleasant amount of smoke. Never overwhelming or cloying, just enough to make it different. Glad they brought it back for this fall

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3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- 12oz bottle into a tumbler with a clear, deep amber body and a small, pinky high foamy cap. Head retention is decent as a small ring remains with a few small islands. Lacing is spotty with a few small sheets.

S- Malt drive pretty much all the way. Smokey peat comes out but not dominating the strong notes of deep caramel, toast, brown sugar and some dried red fruits from the yeast.

T- Smoke from the peat malts a bit more prominent here but a hint of chocolate opens up atop the caramel, nutty and toasted Brown malt notes. Dried red fruit, bread and some spiciness are apparent beyond the grains.

MF- Just about medium bodied with a slight oily and creamy texture. Carbonation is at a medium level and hits the palate smoothly. Smoke lingers on the taste buds in the finish with a slight bitterness.

The smoke seems to open up more and more as time goes by which is not a problem for me. I actually think the use of peat here is quite smart considering how it blends with the other malt flavors. Not for those who don't like smoke but I actually think it's one of Magic Hat's better brews in recent times.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

From twelve ounce bottle in the Night of the Dead collection 2014.

Aroma is a bit fruity, malt. Pour is deep amber orange with thick white head. Head dissipates quickly, leaves a very spotty lacing. Taste is warm and mellow. Fig and datenut bread. Nice for a chilly evening.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

I like this. Its good for a cold fall night. Lots of malty sweetness without being cloying. Pretty good for magic hat. Might make a better winter ale.

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Jinx from Magic Hat Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.