Jinx Proof - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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very good

177 Reviews
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Reviews: 177
Hads: 1,095
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 43
Gots: 185 | FT: 3
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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Reviews: 177 | Hads: 1,095
Photo of Lukafer
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

 From notes:

Comes to me a cloudy golden with little white head that leaves clingy lacing.  Smells slightly grainy, with malts.  Tastes a touch grainy with some light citrus, and a slightly bitter hop finish.  Mouthfeel is medium, drinkability is extremely high. Not one of my favorite styles, not a very challenging beer but a good solid drinker, could defitinely see drinking a lot of it in the summer time. (414 characters)

Photo of CuriousMonk
2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bomber (no date stamp) into dimpled mug. Pours a yellow-golden colored body mostly clear, but with a slight haze. Finger-width, fizzy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing throughout the session. Aroma is a lightly sweetened grainy, pils malt with a light herbal hop backing. Flavor is a richer grainy malt with a medium sweetness. A touch of bread and honey as well as a light fruit come in during the middle before this finishes with a light to moderate level of herbal, grassy bitterness and a pinch of spice. Dry and crisp with a somewhat flat lingering aftertaste which was disappointing to me especially coming from 3F. Medium body, smooth, and a soft carbonation. Overall, this tasted like a regular macro pils. Its straightforward brew that provides a crisp and hop bitterness. Definitely an unusual release from FFF, but it proves to me that they're not just all about the juicy hop and malty bombs. Good point there. (962 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
2.08/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I was really stoked to try this and when I did I was really bummed. I couldn't believe how generic this turned out to be. I tried telling myself that there must be something that will pop up in the after taste but there wasn't. I never expected this from 3 Floyds. This beer was yellow, clear, and not very flavorful. (317 characters)

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Dogfish shaped glass. It poured a golden yellow color with a nice full, bright white head to it. The head faded to a thin layer, but left some great lacing as I drank it.

The aroma shows some sweet, grainy, malt flavors as well as a crisp, lemony, citrus flavor. It's pretty clean and crisp and seems to be a pretty balanced aroma.

The taste starts out with some of the grainy, sweetness. I get more toasted malts to it midway and towards the finish. The citrus is a little more reserved in the taste, but a little shows through. Again pretty crisp and clean.

The mouthfeel feels like it's on the heavier side for the style, but still pretty light overall. Carbonation also feels a little low for the style, but above average overall. Overall it was a pretty good beer for the style. It was crisp, clean and easy to drink. Pretty good beer overall for the style. (901 characters)

Photo of zrab11
2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Has a golden straw color with small head that dissapates quickly

S-Has a slight citrus smell

T- Tastes like a watered down budweiser

M-Light Bodied

D- This is the 1st 3 floyds beer i have not liked. I would of rather been drinking a Crisp Budweiser then this. Just tasted like a watered down amercan lager. Not much flavor or much of anything going on. (358 characters)

Photo of dmfrench
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odorless yet flavorful zesty lemon meringue
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A: Hazy sunny yellow body with a fleeting one finger white head.

S: Possibly the least aromatic beer I've yet encountered... nothing but a hint of dusty hops.

T: Ah, here we go... largish dry biscuit malt, sweet lemon meringue, a generous helping of spicy, earthy hops... pretty original and delicious.

M: Creamy and full... a bit grainy, but in a good way.

D: Can become a bit cloying, but still quite high. (461 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A substantial lager with a musty/malty upstart and a grassy hop bite in finish. With the malt essence at the forefront, this Dortmunder is more full and rounded than most.

This Dortmunder pours a medium straw color with a mild haze. Initially, the foamy white head takes a sturdy appearance but fades to a sheet before long; but then lacing well thereafter.

A grainy-sweet, medium malty aroma gives the impression of fresh baked bread and bread dough. Lightly pungent to the nose, partly from malt; partly from floral hops.

Flavors are stronger than most lagers, expecially when considering pilsner malt profiles of breads and grain. Light on hop flavor, but the bitterness takes on notes of lemongrass and fresh cut grasses that grow going into the finish and is further amplified by the fading malt flavor. Breadiness and slight bitterness follow in aftertaste.

The fullness of pilsner malt is felt more in mouthfeel- quite rich, bready-textured, and rounded. The beer holds a creamy feel, giving a fatter mid-palate before fading to a semi-dry finish that is tempered by only the balancing bite of hops.

Jinx Proof is an easy drinking lager beer with a slighly more robust malt flavor and body, followed by a bit more hop bite than is expected for the style (starts to play into German Lager territory). The lemony-grassy hop notes in finish is a nice reprieve. (1,369 characters)

Photo of bbeane
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a oversized snifter... starts with a weak white head that appears and disappears quickly leaving minimal lacing. Beer is a golden straw color... tiny bit cloudy

S- Ever so little bit of citrus bitterness, orange, corriander

T- Very light bitterness, citrus, lemon, orange, corriander

M- Light body with light carbonation

D- Very easy to drink and refreshing beer. Nothing complex but well done. Can't factor in price as I didn't pay for it

CHEERS!! (468 characters)

Photo of Vdubb86
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a dimpled mug at FFF brewpub

This beer was interesting, it was described to me as a pilsner, but here it says a Dortmunder. It was probably a combination of the 2 in hindsight. This beer pours a nice golden color with a decent white head on it. The smell was not particularly strong in any regard. All I was able to grasp was some light sweet malt notes on the nose, but really there wasn't much there. The flavor was a quality mixture of lots of pilsner malt and some bready biscuit malt. It was a nice mug of liquid bread that I had the opportunity to taste, that the way I look at this beer. The mouthfeel was oddly flatter than I would have anticipated due to the lightness of this beer. It was good and drinkable. (729 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a dimpled mug at the brewpub.

Our Three Floyds Brewpub Experience continues with this offering. It pours a lightly hazy straw topped by a finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises wheat, light rice (I know, I know, how much lighter can rice get, right?), and some very light bits of lemon zest and coriander. The taste holds notes of wheat, flowers, and light greens. The hop character is decidedly subdued. The body is a sturdy light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a solid Dort, though nothin' entirely special. (566 characters)

Photo of Auracom
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes. Served on-tap in Munster on January 15th, 2011 in a large mug.

A - Slightly murky golden coloring, thin head < 1 finger, white/offwhite lacing.

S - Malt-heavy, a little bit of orange, general sweetness in there.

T - Again, malty, slight bitterness, very much reminiscent of pilsers I've had in the past. Lightness is a good descriptor.

M - some smoothness, ok carbonation, slick hop/alcohol coating on the backend of the tongue.

D - This was a tough one for me, mainly because I really don't care for the style but admittedly it is pretty well done compared to what else I've had. For FFF repertoire it seems a bit odd. Regardless, it's not half-bad. (675 characters)

Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Picked up the bottle at FFF, no code dating, but batch is freshly released. Into the Samuel Adams perfect pint glass, while listening to Mumford & Sons (can't get this stuff out of my cd player!)

A - Rich straw-colored body, with less head than expected from a hard pour. Some lacing on the clean glass, with a bit less head retention than expected.

S - Pilsner malt sweetness is much more present than I expected from a FFF brew, with maybe just a hint of huskiness. Sulfur and metallic aromas help keep the aroma crisp, complimented by balanced (by American Standards... way to much hops for a BJCP program) amount of hops that express spice, resin, and bitter orange qualities.

T - Again, one gets a pretty assertive malt profile, but one more suited for a pilsener than a Dortmunder/Export. The hop profile is quite enjoyable, with much more of that herbal hop present one would expect from this style. The very dry, clean finish makes this brew fantastically quaffable.

M - This beer does have one of those great lager bodies, not watery, not overwhelming, but nice a "round". Carbonation was enough to clean the burger with salsa off my tongue and get it ready for the salad that followed, but it didn't feel like soda.

D - This is a fantastic lager, just a bit miss-categorized. It, like Flywheel from Metropolitan, is not quite a Dortmunder, not quite a Pils. It is, more importantly, a fantastically made lager: clean, refreshing, quaffable. It's price-point is probably it's worst characteristic. At $8 a bottle it's a bit much for a session beer, but if you can get it on draft, grab it, lager brewing at it's best.
Midwestern Lagers = The Best! (1,661 characters)

Photo of cetherid
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
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! (889 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a glass at Three Floyd's...They have this listed on the menu as a "Continental Pils" so I'm reviewing this as a pilsner...A dark straw pour, murky but mostly clear. Off white head with good lacing...The aroma has a strong malt backbone of a typical pilsner, some corn sweetness comes through but I doubt that was used. On the lighter side, but nice...The taste is a non-skunky pilsner, reminds me of a good European beer. Herbs, pilsner malt, light bitter finish.

This is one of my least favorite styles but for the style one of the best ones I've had, especially from an American brewery. If you like pilsners you have to get this. Score is too high for an average beer, but not for style. (703 characters)

Photo of LiquidBread219
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= Straw yellow in color not cloudy nice foamy head, nice lacing

S= Unusal for a three floyds beer this nose is slight (floral a little bit of herbal notes).

T= There is some floral slighty more of a herb bite in this beer.

M= Lots of carbonation, lighter in body.

D= Very drinkable could drink more of this on a hot summer day. (332 characters)

Photo of aasher
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I received this bottle in a trade with mayorQuimby, thanks Scott! It poured a thin, dull orange with no head at all. It's pretty cloudy, like a good hefe. It doesn't really smell like too much other than it has a light honey accent to it. It smells alright though. It is what it is. The taste too is pretty on point. It's light and the only thing I can pick out, again, is honey. It tastes like a solid lager with honey plain and simple. It makes you wonder my more mainstream lagers aren't like this one. It drinks smoothly and is light. I could drink this all day. This beer is very drinkable and a very good representation of the style. (639 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from random notes I found laying around. These are circa September of this year. Bottle shared with a group of local BA's care of StormKing47.

Poured into a taster this brew appears a clear straw yellow color with less than a finger of white head. It displays some clingy patches of lace on the glass.

The aroma of this brew is sweet with a bit of a suggestion of original bubblegum notes and some herbal hops fill out the rest of the nose.

The taste of this brew is wheaty and lightly chlorinated with a bright abundant flavor of alcohol. The finish of this brew includes a wheat sweetness contrasted by herbal hops. There is a bit of a flavor imparted by the combination of yeast and alcohol that gives almost a pear-like fruity flavor and alcohol warmth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is overall quite drinkable. (864 characters)

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - It pours a honey-golden hue, richly colored, and capped with a pillowy English-looking head. Some lace, good for a Lager style.

S - WWHHT? What would Hank Hill tick? Smells like the kind of brew that works well around propane, and propane accessories.

T - The brew has just very basic characteristics. Slightly honey-biscuity qualities to the malt, some vague continental hop, not dynamic enough to pique my interest though. It is surprisingly cedar-y, and that is the only out-of-the-box element (save for the outstanding label art). Comparing it side-by-side with the excellent NG Two Women Lager, it is just pretty good (at best).

M - Good carbonation, weight, feel.

D - I never thought I'd quote Ding's vitriolic Anglophilia-driven blurbs, but here it goes... "Think!.. Just because you can, it doesn't mean you should." (832 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was very happy to be able to taste this thanks to stormking47, bomber poured into an ale glass.

A - a light golden w/ good clarity and minute bead, small amounts of lace cling and the retention is good

S - The nose has smooth floral notes with light herbal accent and mild sweet element from the malt and yeast

M - a pretty smooth and lightly bitter feel as you might expect for this style w/ simple texture and moderately high carbonation

T - The lemony floral flavor of noble hops is what I get from this with a gentle malt body and taste the mellow sweetness lets the flavor of the hops shine and the carbonation level makes is seem refreshing even more as the finish is clean

D - a quenching tasty dort, not a complex style to begin with but it is great in its simplicity and this is a very good representative of the style if a little hoppy -who cares it is flavorful (879 characters)

Photo of Gobzilla
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber courtesy of imperialking thanx dawg

A: poured a pale straw yellow with yellow highlights with a thin head and left a little bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: seems like a variety of grains dominate the nose with a hint of citrus and wheat notes. There is a good malt presence and faint peach notes as well; pretty plain nose.

T: the various grains are there like the nose but are not as potent but mesh very well with the peach like notes which has a nice sweet malty backbone and slight citrus notes.

M: the brew is light to medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation that had a grainy, slight sweet, and crisp finish.

D: it was a very drinkable beer that was decent acroos the board and had more flavor than I thought it would have for a dortmunder. (781 characters)

Photo of WeisGuy
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (956 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with drabmuh at my place recently. Review from notes.

Jinx Proof appears a hazy yellow color with a one inch head and some decent lacing on the glass.

This lager is more aromatic than I expected and instantly says utterly quaffable German bier served in a liter stein.

This is a fresh beer and tastes great. It's easy to drink, with a smooth feel and a crisp, clean finish. The body is thin, but not too. It's slightly sweet, but the sweetness is subtle enough that it doesn't degrade the drinkability or the overall enjoyment of the beer itself. Another good offering from Three Floyds. (604 characters)

Photo of webmanspidey
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bomber poured into a pint glass. This is a solid golden color, fizzy with very little head. Smells include light caramel and some grassiness. Taste is grainy with a sweet finish. Alcohol is fairly low but somewhat noticeable.

This is another very solid summer session beer. Not too exciting, but very good nonetheless. (319 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a deep copper body with a thin wispy head and a gentle carbonation of big bubbles gliding to the surface. S- The big green herbal hops has some Noble qualities and a nice clean lagered crispness to them. There was a note of pale malt underneath as the beer opened up.
T- There was an odd cloying breadiness that was not really sweetness and not really phenolic but it was very present. This was followed by a sulfury hops flavor that was big and green herbal. The finish was all Noble hops that lingered for a bit. As the beer opened some lightly toasted malt sweetness came through underneath.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat.
D- This was big hops that were nice but there was an odd cloying flavor that just got in the way. The lager crispness was nice but the big noble hops get to be to much for a full glass. (880 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by the other Matt recently. Thanks Matt! This beer is named for a tattoo parlor on M street in DC (Georgetown) that is across the street from a bar called Pizzeria Paradiso. The crew from Three Floyds gets their tattoos at this particular shop and so did my wife. She and the tattoo artist talked beer for the entire session. Cool place, if you like tattoos.

I also have to brace myself because this is a lager. I will end up with an insanely high rDev because unlike all of you I don't hate lagers.

Beer served in a becher of sorts. Beer is yellow with a very mild haze. Minimal head and mild lacing. Carbonation is moderate to low. Looks OK. I wanted more head and a little more carbonation.

The aroma is clean and mild. Very nice, mildly grainy and its a little sweet with some pilsner malt character.

Beer is medium to light in body, minimal carbonation in the mouth. Great mouthfeel with some estery notes and some minimal bitterness. The forward is mildly sweet but all is well connected, highly drinkable. A little bigger in the mouth would have improved it and a cleaner back palate presence. Overall a good lager and I would drink it again for sure. (1,176 characters)

Jinx Proof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.