Jinx | Magic Hat Brewing Company

JinxJinx
BA SCORE
3.72/5
592 Ratings
JinxJinx
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

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

Added by stirgy on 12-06-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,331
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
592
pDev:
13.44%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
90
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 355
Photo of DevWand
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeard89
3.19/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ramrod666
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of utahgiebs
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rescuezach4
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chefhatt
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smoke on the nose
sweet carmel taste followed by some smoke
good Scottish ale

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Photo of PvtSnowball
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of timmy2b
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewMakeMeFeel
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Look: Light copper brown with off-white head
Smell: Smoky with a caramel sweetness
Taste: Caramel sweetness hits first, followed by smoky flavor with a hint of chocolate, finishing with a peaty flavor and lingering hints of smokiness.
Feel: Smooth, a little on the thin side

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Photo of misternebbie
2.55/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

very, very, thin to be consider a scotch ale, still not so bad for magic hat

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.47/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Really poor excuse for a scotch ale, tastes more like a bock than scotch to me.

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Photo of Jackcub87
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GmAn613
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fritzparker
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Lucky_13
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of TDK-Zach
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was actually pleasently surprised, for a beer that comes from a variety pack, it held its own.

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Photo of BH712
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of APH
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Bearded_Buckeye
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JeffSK
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Jinx from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 592 ratings
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