Jinx | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
577 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
Ratings:
577
Reviews:
350
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.6%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
84
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -6.7%

Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Bearded_Buckeye
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of JeffSK
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bgillespie
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of schoolboy
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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2.56/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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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Photo of hdofu
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.16/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Jinx from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 577 ratings.
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