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Jinx Proof - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,028
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 43
Gots: 143 | 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
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Photo of Wadsey
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jinx Proof, bottled on or about September 2, 2011 and consumed on September 11, 2011

Served in New Belgium globe glass

A: Pours clear pale gold with three-finger, white head that falls away quickly. Some foamy sheets stick to glass. Medium-light effervescence. 

S: Grainy notes seem quite strong. Spicy noble hops are also present. They work together and strike me as being in the right proportion.

T: Malty sweetness touches palate before grainy malts and noble hops, which take on an additional flowery characteristic, take over. Additional flavors include light caramelly malt.  Medium-light bitterness contributes to crisp and clean finish. 

M: Lighter bodied and medium carbonation make for a lively mouthfeel. 

O: Jinx Proof showcases the most important qualities in a Dortmunder Export: balance, crispness and drinkability. 

Photo of hosehead83
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed copper in color, with a sturdy two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Faint pale malt
Taste-Pale/toasted malt, nice floral hop note, subtle citrus rind. Good flavor and character for a lager, drinks and tastes like a pale ale, with a nice dose of noble hops. A crowd-pleasing, backyard brew.

Photo of nickd717
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle via trade thanks to dug on BA, unintentionally aged for awhile until one day when I found it in my "cellar" (which is a closet that's usually about 70 degrees, so not the best for storage) and freaked the hell out. Quickly popped this bad boy into my fridge, then busted it out to pair with a dinner of scallops and pasta.

Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a well-retained one finger white head and some good lacing.

Aroma is pale malt, grain, Noble hops, and maybe even some wheat. Did they use some wheat in this?

Flavor is somewhat sweet with bready pale malt, grain, wheat, and herbal and floral hops. Nothing that blows you away, but really enjoyable. Almost similar to something like Surly Hell if I had to make a comparison...although FFF calls it a continental-style pils, not a helles lager. Honestly, I put it more in the helles lager category.

Palate is smooth, fairly light, and crisp. The sweetness and a little bitterness lingers in your mouth on the finish.

Drinkability is insanely high. Taking down a bomber of this is like taking candy from a baby.

Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stopped by the brewpub on a boring Saturday night and picked this one up.

22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A: I'd argue that this is probably the lightest beer, in terms of color, that Three Floyds has ever produced. Pours out a crystal clear deep golden straw with light peachy highlights, head is light and frothy two inches thick after the initial pour which settles into a quarter inch cap for the remainder of the review.

S: Noble hop aroma? From Three Floyds? Am I dreaming? As unbelievable as it sounds the distinct herbal/floral softness greets the nose and mixes with a touch of honey sweetness and a crispy, light bready crustiness. Plays to the hallmarks of the style quite well.

T/MF: Feel is a palate pleasing crispness, light and tight on the tongue which makes for quite an easy sipper. Tastes like a love letter to the style, all the hallmarks are here much like in the aroma. Opens with a touch of honey sweetness balanced with touches of pepper and grassyness (if such a thing can be said to exist) and finishes with an almost crackery kind of dryness that compels you to go back again for another sip.

D: This one disappeared on me a little too quickly, it's remarkable how consistently this beer reminded me of Great Lakes version of the same. This beer is, dare is say such a thing, normal. And it's not a bad thing either, as it turns out to be a well constructed beer, just not one of the most popular styles is all.

Photo of Chaney
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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....

Photo of ferrari29
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic-pint shaped glass

Different label that "advertised," must be something new. Either way I dig it.

A - Beer pours with a small, less than one finger size head; white in color, slightly bubbly in appearance, doesn't hold very well; head diminishes quickly into the golden cloudy body; some moderate carbonation stems from the bottom of the glass; some lacing formed also, but didn't stick well - streaky

S - Crisp sweet lager nose; one-dimensional traditional lager airiness; corn and grains; lager-esq; slightly fruity; clean; pear; bread

T - Good clean and crisp lager drink; grains like corn and barley come up rather quickly and disappear pretty quickly; malt is slightly nutty, but has the traditional cold-fermented malt taste; sweet, like a immature white grape; bread

M - Thick and filling beer; very effervescent and smooth; creamy; finishes with a crisp heavy woody taste; leaves a slight tangy feel on the edge of the tongue

D - One of the better lagers I've had; easy to drink and enjoy; could replace the cheap crap beers I've had while watching the game; I like 3 Floyd's lager-venture, long-time waiting

Photo of khiasmus
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A long day of disc golf, walking in the door. What? Ho! What's this? A many-eyed snake upon the doorstep? Orange, cloudy, with no head, just the many eyes. Jinxproof, you say? Wherefore?
A warm biscuit assaults the nostrils with feathery grace. Clean, wistful, a light, airy aroma, field-like, but not particularly grassy. The thing slides along the floor towards me. Get out of my house! Noble, almost hay-like in the nose, more like browned grass than green. On to the flavour... there's the light graininess, a faint bitter and the hay, and a bready malt note that turns to rather a bitter finish. Longs at you for another sip. Come again? Hanging upon the window-sill? I'll chase that rascal out yet!
And light, airy, just the faintest lingering pucker, as it were, and dry. (How's that he said? A flip dark chill winter bastard though dry?) And a medium-high prickling feeling, as it were on the tongue... but my, could one drink this all night.
I'll chase that rascal out, you mark my words! I shan't have any of those many-headed type blokes rifling about my corridors!

Have at you!

Photo of Chris585
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Average smell for a dortmunder/pilsener/lager...european yeast, decent smell. The look in this is above average, nice golden color with nice head and decent lacing. The first couple I have had of this were a little off...by the time I got through the six pack in day three I has to review..it had changed, for the better! The taste on this was much better than the smell for sure...one hg ny favorite dorts for sure..at first I regretted my purchase, but after a few I was hooked. I live nearly three hours from the brewery but would drive back up for this for sure..nice job changing up the pace Three Floyds...one of my favorite lagers.

Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to erric (both Reddit and BA) for this exiting FFF lager.

Huge 3 finger fluffy head forces me to stop pouring just before its done, fades semi slowly with sticky soapy lacing reinforced with many bubbles rising from the bottom, and aside from the many bubbles its brilliantly clear golden pilsner tan color.

Nose if typical pilsner, light soft earthy grainy straw like malts, tons of lager aromas with crisp malt and light fruits, it also had a light yeasty aroma, and light grassy hops.

Taste starts again with grainy earthy pilsner like malts, light straw and wheat, and a bit yeasty. Then again hops, grassy earthy hops with a light bitterness and hint of orange peel citrus. Juicy malts overall lead to the lager flavors, light fruits and pretty crisp. Finishes a bit more bitter and quite dry, more grassy hops, grainy malts, and soft lager fruits.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall nice, more of a spring beer, nice pilsner like qualities, malts, nice hops and bitterness, light crisp and very drinkable. The best lager from FFF so far.

Photo of LanePerson
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of guityler83
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow color with a slight haze and a constant stream of bubbles flowing up from the bottom. The finger tall head made of fine off white bubbles sustained with good retention and coated the side of the glass with lacing when swirled or a large sip was taken from the english pint glass.

S: Clean bready pilsner aroma with a bright noble spicy hop character. Slighty rustic and grainy - mild to medium aroma level overall.

T: Nice firm, but pleasantly smooth bitterness with the same noble character from beginning to end. Very bright and fresh, clean with a nice grainy (slightly worty) finish. The bready malt character evolves to a slightly biscuity character and there is a low level of sulfer coming from the ferment. Just a touch of sweetness, but balanced for the most part between the malty sweet and the hop bitterness.

M: A nice dry finish with a moderate level of carbonation. The grainyness seems to come through even in the mouthfeel with a slightly astringent finish combined with the bitterness.

O: A refreshing pils with a clean hop character that I love about this style. The price tag is a bit much for JP, but if you can find it on draft somewhere you maybe better off as this has a relativity short shelf life being such a delicate beer. Nice beer overall

Photo of Brenden
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jinx Proof has a pretty heavy look for the style, though not so thick or heavy as to go outside of it. It's a big, ruddy burnt bronze, essentially a thick orange-brown. The slightly tinted creamy head reaches a little more than a finger in height, has good retention, and drops thick, heavy patches that are quite large and cover a good area. I'm thinking this beer must have changed somewhere along the line, because this is nowhere close to "straw yellow."
Sweet and bready malts form a strong backbone along with some orange zest and sturdy notes of floral and lightly herbal hops bitterness. The flavor is much the same, though a bit more alcohol sneaks into a semi-dry finish.
The body is definitely medium, more as the appearance would suggest than one would expect from a Dortmunder. It's a bit creamy and quite smooth, with crispness off the bat that stays the entire way.

Photo of cetherid
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass.

A.

your average looking american lager. Light straw color with about 1 fingers worth of very white head.

S.

nothing real strong but some slight bready grains with some earthy notes to it. Reminds me a bit like weihenstephaner festbier. For this particular style of beer I'd say it's pretty decent.

T.

Similar to nose. Bready malts, slight bitterness in there. A very clean, crisp tasting beer. Maybe a slight hint of honey in here? Again, very similar IMO to the Weihenstephaner.

M.

Great for the style. A very light bodied beer. Good carbonation for the style. A nice crisp clean beer with a nice refreshing finish. Would be great on a hot day.

D.

pretty good, but doubt I'd grab another bomber of this. Too many other good FFF beers I'd grab and I'm more of an ale man myself. Doubt this will be around longer anyways. A sweet looking bottle though!

Photo of WeisGuy
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber purchased at the brewpub. Great artwork on the label, btw.

a - pours a bright golden color, fairly hazy, one-inch ivory head with great retention and lacing, tons of tiny bubbles continuously rising to the top

s - bready malt and lemon citrus are the predominant aromas, light spiciness and earthy hops

t - lemon zest and earthy hops up front with a burst of bready malt and light spice in the midpalate, more earthiness and grainy flavors linger on the finish, quite clean tasting and refreshing, not much alcohol to speak of

m - medium-to-light bodied with higher carbonation, fairly dry on the finish, no alcohol warming

d - very drinkable stuff, easy on the palate and very refreshing, not overly complex, but interesting enough to keep me from getting bored

Very good lager from FFF, though I actually prefer the Gorch Fock I tried on tap at the brewpub. These guys really do a ton of styles well. Well worth seeking a bottle of this out.

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: deep honey color. a half finger of a white head that has decent retention and leaves a small lacing. a slightly hazy but not quite opaque.

Smell: grassy hop almost musty smell, slight bitterness overlying a sweet biscuity to baked bread. some lager yeast sweetness.

Taste: opens with a short sweet biscuit taste, quickly over taken by grassy, musty hops. Some noble hop character comes through along with more bread like malts and lager yeast sweetness. ending comes off almost a little nutty

Mouthfeel: light, dry, fairly crisp, but not quite the cleanest lager like feel.

Overall: a unique version of a hopped up dortmunder. not usually a fan of the grassy and musty hop character but this one works well with it.

Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BillMueller
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of TP_43
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of pghawkins
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Mike412
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to heliosphann for this 650 mL bomber.

A: The lager is, at least on first pour, a fizzy yellow beer, quite clear sitting in my glass. A white, and I mean white, head of nearly a finger sits complacently before wasting away. It should be noted that my second pour was much more turbid, leaving the ale hazed over.

S: The nose is lager malty, bready with an excess of fruity sharpness. Both pale and caramel malts add to the breadiness.

T: The lager is nice and chewy, very dense. Breadiness is full, pale and caramel flavors driving it. A sweetness, from the concentrated malts, is fruit-driven with green apples and grapss matching the breads. Hops appear on the back side, light but bitter enough to peak through the sweet body. A nice lager that is very clean.

M: The mouthfeel is sweet and bready, plenty thick and filling. The booze isn't strong but you can taste it loitering around.

D: 3F has a thing for good lagers. I'd be happy with another bomber.

Jinx Proof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.