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Jinx Proof - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 956
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 41
Gots: 109 | 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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Photo of Chaney
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....

Chaney, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of guityler83
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
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

guityler83, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of khiasmus
4.05/5  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!

khiasmus, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.04/5  rDev +11%
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.

SportsandJorts, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of WeisGuy
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

WeisGuy, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

jlindros, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of EPseja
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at just below cellar temperature from a 22oz bomber, freshly purchased from the brewery.

A - Vibrant gold with a nice, off-white head that lasts a minute or two before diminishing to a fairly cohesive mat. Lacing is sparse.

S - Crisp and hoppy, with an herbal-floral character. Some slight metallics. Unassuming and mellow.

D - Bready sweetness on the way in - think Irish Soda Bread. Only a brief spattering of bitterness that transitions seamlessly to a nice crisp and dry swallow.

M - Very nice. Crisp and refreshing - works very well for the summertime. Light tingle and a frothy wash.

D - Excellent for the style, shining in both flavor and refreshment areas. A very good FFF offering that *doesn't* rely on on the overuse of Amarillo.

EPseja, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of cetherid
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass.


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


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.


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.


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.


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!

cetherid, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of Brenden
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Brenden, May 28, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +9.9%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +9.9%

xdefeatsy, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of BillMueller
4/5  rDev +9.9%

BillMueller, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of TP_43
4/5  rDev +9.9%

TP_43, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a mug. Purchased this one at thh brewery back in August.

Pours an unfiltered looking hazy gold, with 2 1/2 fingers of foamy brite-white head. Retains with a thin, yet frothy look, leaving some good looking swathes of patchy lacing back. The aroma sits in the nose with a bit of a heavier feel, featuring notes of buttered toast and eggy smelling biscuits. Floral and spicy Noble hops are present, playing second fiddle for the most part to the malts, yet still making it's presence known.

The earthy hops are much more assertive in the taste, with a peppery sharpness and aggressive dryness to it. Bready sweetness and a touch of fruity citrus come out towards the back of the swallow with a toasty flush, but this is profile is all about that bitter drying feel that absolutely sucks any moisture out of the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied (this feels like it could be on the higher end of the ABV style range), with a sharp crispness to it which matches that biting hop profile. This thins out a bit towards the backend of each sip, allowing for maximum flow and drinkibility. Great even feel here in the mouth.

Crisp, tasty, and thirst quenching, this was a well made take on the style and I had no problem killing this bomber. Hey, sometimes it's nice to just enjoy a "normal" beer from these guys once in a while.

Kegatron, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of pghawkins
4/5  rDev +9.9%

pghawkins, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Mike412
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Mike412, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +9.9%

larryarms847, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of robotiks
4/5  rDev +9.9%

robotiks, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Riggsenater
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Riggsenater, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

akorsak, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Magery, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of BrewinHeadBanger
4/5  rDev +9.9%

BrewinHeadBanger, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of nataku00
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Needed a drink while cooking for Thanksgiving. Beer pours a hazy golden light orange color with a finger of pure white soapy head. Head dissipates quickly leaving a little light lacing. Lots of fine carbonation streaming up from the bottom. Pretty typical looking lager, though I would expect a clear color instead of the haze.

Nose is noble hops, floral and slightly grassy with a lightly toasted grain and biscuit malt backbone. Some fruity esters come up as it warms a little, bubble gum flavor.

Taste follows the nose lightly bitter noble hops, mostly floral with a light herbal and earthiness. Then it's mainly grain and biscuit malts, lightly sweet through to a clean and lightly dry finish. Some lingering floral hops, lightly on the tongue and a bit of the fruity ester flavor on the back of the tongue.

Light body, crisply carbonated and easy to drink. Perfect refreshment while in a hot kitchen.

nataku00, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of frankman71
4/5  rDev +9.9%

frankman71, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Bills453
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Bills453, Jul 01, 2014
Jinx Proof from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.