1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Jinx Proof - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Jinx ProofJinx Proof

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,036 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,036
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 42
Gots: 149 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mynie on 06-13-2009

This refreshing continental-style pils has a light body combined with a pronounced noble hop aroma and a crisp dry finish. This is the perfect beer for easy, flavorful drinking. Brewed in collaboration with our friends at Jinx Proof tattoo in Washington, D.C.

35 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 1,036 | Reviews: 175
Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of RickS95
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Admittedly, I don't care for lagers. However, this doesn't look much like one. It pours an orangey amber color, similar to a lot of pale ales, and is much darker than what I'm used to seeing. The head is white, creamy and thick, has good retention, and caps a pleasant looking drink.

There's nothing that sticks out in the nose, but that's not a bad thing. You have to dig deep because it's a lager, but you'll pick up some pilsner style malt, crackery yeast, and the faint smell of Noble hops. Everything is subtle and muted, but it's there.

Wow, plenty of taste. Lots of crisp malt and the gentle spice of the Noble hop. There's really an explosion of taste, again, not what I'm used to. Kind of a bready taste, with some toffee and some spice in the finish for balance.

Really a treat for the palate. Creamy and spicy, a bit savory, crisp, there's good complexity here. Medium bodied despite the low ABV. Plenty to keep the palate guessing. Acidic crisp, buttery bitter finish.

If all lagers tasted like this, I'd drink them more often. This is good. It's easy to drink, has little ABV so you can drink them all day long while you're at the baseball game. Smooth, easy drinker.

Photo of RMelyon
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of magictacosinus
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A lager by FFF, eh? Let's see how this pans out. Poured into a pokal glass from a 12oz bottle. I enjoy the artwork as well!

Pours a rather dull, straw yet near clear yellow color complete with a ton of bubbles that quickly show signs of dying down. The head is definitely small from the start (about a half finger worth), and while its pretty creamy and slightly frothy from the start, it loses gas rather quickly as soon as the carbonation eventually dies down by the time I finished drinking this. Pretty humble for a FFF offering, but also not the most enthusiastic craft pilsner I've seen.

The aroma is surprisingly malt forward, after a week of drinking stuff like Pivo and Sunshine Pils, the difference is very noticeable. What's more notably is that this is a FFF beer, of all breweries! Biscuity dank malty sugars meld with a musty skunkiness with slight pears and apples and honey, only in the most subtle way possible. Not much of a hop profile, although definitely a soapy citrus peel that keeps things interesting. Relatively tame, and also pretty traditional when rated to style.

The initial flavor is relatively normalized, with crisp cereal grains, a kiss of sugared sweetness, as well as a brief, citrus hop flavor. Then, as things go down, it is all replaced by one of the skunkiest characters I've ever found in a pilsner, almost to the point of resembling the funky phenols that come off from eating unpasteurized cheese. After a few sips I got used to it, but it definitely wasn't my favorite experience. The malts reveal themselves to be a bit more syrupy (seriously, does EVERY FFF beer not named "Zombie Dust" have to feel syrupy at some point??), as well a bit more chewy, to my surprise. The lemon rind citrus notes do get a bit more prevalent, but it comes in a light form. Not too thick in consistency, and carbonation hangs on as much as it can, but it is relatively soft, even for the style at hand. Didn't mind the fact that it wasn't a hop bomb or anything, but definitely more light then I like them!

On the other hand, aren't Dortmunder export lagers meant to be pretty light like this one is? A premiere "lawnmower" beer in many ways, this would also do the trick on a warm day out. Aside from the initial over-skunked flavor, as well as a bit of syrupiness, this isn't horrible. Only slightly above average for the Floyds. I finished it with no problem, but there are plenty of American made pilsners that I would much sooner return to.

Photo of KFBR392
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a light head which was slightly present while drinking. Bright yellow color with average to above average carbonation. Pretty regular look.

Smell: The front is a aroma of leafy hop aroma and pears. Some accents of peanuts and mild malt. The bright hops are refreshing, very much what a lager should be.

Taste: Sweet malt front. The light pilsner feeling hop presence is clean and very easy drinking. Definitely get some of the crispy hops that comes with so many of the Three Floyds brew. The finish is a mild nutty front with some surprising dryness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Clean with above average dryness.

Overall: A really solid lager. Does not pop off the charts in any areas but is refreshing brew that is certainly worth a try.

Photo of WiscoBrewsco
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of NSK79
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of dsterbed
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jealmanzar
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Mcvs1507
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DHS1029
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of randysandals
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Davit
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Nolen12
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of brewdog444
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of goblin7704
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of MNPikey
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of zrbeer1579
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of brez8791
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of kal4478
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of tabitha
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Xthul
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Jinx Proof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,036 ratings.