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Jinx Proof - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
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856 Ratings
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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 36
Gots: 78 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: mynie on 06-13-2009)
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jaa1984

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-10-2012 18:06:26 | More by jaa1984
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2012 12:54:35 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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soze47

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a mug of this at the FFF Brewpub on 12/17/11. Review from notes.

Looks and acts like a lager in the mug. Lots of fluffy head over a straw golden body. Smells have a pilsner tone for sure: biscuity and buttery malt along with grassy and hay smells from the hops. Spiciness is involved too.

It is very crisp and clean when tasting. The flavors are kept light by an active body. Finishes somewhat dry with an accumulating bitterness from the low-acid hops.

A great lager option that I'd turn to in the Summer if it were available to me year-round.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2012 12:22:23 | More by soze47
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ChadQuest

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking tall dense head on a clear light golden body.
The aroma is really biscuit like, although i did eat biscuits and honey for dinner, but that was over an hour ago, so i am fairly certain that it is the beer i am picking up. It smells like a old world noble hopped beer, with an aroma that always personally makes me think of a gravel road though a field in the dry summer, i am on these a lot, and noble hops trigger that connection in my head. Call me odd.
In true Three Floyds fashion, this beer is heavily hopped. Clean and earthy, noble hops abound, and a touch of citrus adds some brightness. Biscuit and grains, a pinch of spice.

I really am getting into this beer, i know it's a week fresh, picked it up delivery day, and it's really tasty. It really hits that noble hop spot when it is itching, and i will be buying packs of this often.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 06:23:55 | More by ChadQuest
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to aguirre for this one!

12oz bottle poured into a lawson's pint glass

A - golden body with a thin snow white head two fingers deep. recedes to a quarter finger head and stays very well. good lacing as well.

S - biscuits, honey, pepper, sweet malts, earth malts and a herbal/medicinal hop backdrop.

T - biscuits, sweet malts, caramel, pepper, herbal hops which pack a good bite. some medicinal tastes linger.

M - medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. some good astringency, much more than expected. good dry finish.

O - a very good lager. hop forward but done well.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 02:22:32 | More by celticfutblclub
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 12/7/11
*From notes

-- Thanks for supplying the goods, Eric --

A: Clean off-golden amber in color. A generous pour yields a 1.25 finger bone white head that actually sticks around a minute or two.

S: A bit of sweet, golden malt.

T: Buttery and crisp. Luckily, it doesn't feature a ton of filler or adjuncts here, rather there's a Kolsch-like earthiness to it. The finish is a touch sweet.

M: For a session lager, this thing feels like a beaut. Top notch carbonation, texture and weight.

O: I really, really dug this beer. This could make for some epic sessioning, it's easy drinking and damn tasty. If you're like me (a closet session lager fanatic), seek this one out, and with haste.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:12:07 | More by Rhettroactive
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KarlSpackler

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2012 02:42:12 | More by KarlSpackler
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schultzi22

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2012 01:06:37 | More by schultzi22
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Marti403

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-07-2012 04:53:59 | More by Marti403
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to BA Chaney for picking this bottle up at the brewery- Thanks Brandon!

Jinx-proof pours a bright orange color with a thin off white head that quickly disappears. Decent lacing on the side of my snifter glass. Fairly hazy in appearance as well- you can't see through this brew. The nose is grain, sugar, grass, and slight hops. Maybe a little fruit in there as well. Very sweet smelling. The taste follows suit, although a little more balanced. Add biscuits and wheat in addition to the nose. Feel is light, and slighly thin, but decent carbonation and a hoppy aftertaste. Overall, a good lager that deserves a shot. I enjoyed it. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 22:51:14 | More by jayhawk73
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vitters03

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-05-2012 21:12:22 | More by vitters03
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mdfb79

New York

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Thorpe429 for giving me a bottle of this; thanks Mike! Been a want of mine for a while, since I've gone to Junx Proof in DC a few times and love FFF. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into by Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a hazy orange yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a few minutes and leaves an inch of head throughout drinking. Leaves light lacing on the glass as well.

s - Smells of wheat, grains, bready malts, biscuit malts, light herbal hops,a nd earthy notes. Lots of wheat and grains…decent.

t - Tastes of grains, bready malts, biscuit malts, floral hops, herbal hops, earthy malts, wheat, and light citrus hops. A tiny step up from the nose, and I like the citrus.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. A little thinner in the body than I would have liked, but cirsp and still very easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent lager, though nothinng mind blowing. Very crisp and easy to drink. The nose doesn't have a ton going on other than some grain and biscuit, but the taste is a little better with the fruit/citrus hops. Worth checking out once, but wouldn't break your back seeking it out.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 02:21:15 | More by mdfb79
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle out of a sixer picked up at Three Floyds around Christmas. Served in a Three Floyds Pint glass, courtesy of Amyliz4.

Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a big white head and a good bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings some faint floral and herbal hops plus plenty of grainy malt. Flavor is grainy with a moderate bitterness through the finish. Light, crisp body. Solid, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 15:25:00 | More by Thorpe429
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-02-2012 00:05:49 | More by whartontallboy
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

12-31-2011 03:23:12 | More by ScrimshawFan
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance : cloudy golden color. A vigorous pour yeilds a fluffy white head with lots of retention and superb lacing.

Smell : pleasant biscuit and malt aroma and subtle hoppiness.

Taste : very crisp and refreshing and easy to drink. Mild hop bitterness on the finish. This is a quality beer.

Mouthfeel : light body with adequate carbonation

Overall : I really enjoyed this beer and will pick it up when I have the chance. Great example of the style worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 01:46:24 | More by BUNZILLA
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2011 23:14:53 | More by barnzy78
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AaronBurr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2011 01:35:36 | More by AaronBurr
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got a sixer of this as a Christmas present from my brother-in-law and his wife.

Presently, this is the #8 rankied Dortmunder here on BA.

Served in a FFF shaped glass.

A: Poured a fairly murky, apricot color, with a massive 1.5 finger solid white head that retained itself throughout the session.

S: I got lots of freshly baked biscuit upfront, followed by a tinge of orange husk. This was moderate in intensity.

T: This beer emulated the taste of baked dough better than most that I've tried... Pretty astounding actually. Impeccably clean, refreshing, and with a slight fruit edge to the finish.

M: Bubbly and not a bit watered down or cheap-tasting. The lacing was moderate and the slightly bitter kick on the finish was excellent.

O: FFF is not just hop bombs and Dark Lord, and to my mind, with brews like this one, they.ve proven that they are also masters of nuance. Really nice fellas....

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 04:45:44 | More by Chaney
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mmmhopslam

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2011 17:03:41 | More by mmmhopslam
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2011 13:55:15 | More by headyhopzhead
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wsucoug96

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-22-2011 06:52:21 | More by wsucoug96
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davidthebruce

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-14-2011 12:23:49 | More by davidthebruce
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-14-2011 05:18:27 | More by PhineasGage
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-12-2011 04:24:02 | More by spycow
Jinx Proof from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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