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Jinx Proof - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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744 Ratings
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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%


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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neenerzig

Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my pokal glass, this beer pours a cloudy, hazy medium to dark golden color with a bit of a copper hue and lots of little bubbles rising up to the beer's surface. Has a nice white head that is about 2/3 inch thick when first poured that settles to a solid 1/4 inch. Pretty decent lacing too. Aromas of caramel malt, a bit of citrus zest and spice and not much else. Tastewise there are sweet caramel malt notes along with some citrus hop bitterness, but the sweetness certainly seems stronger than the hop notes, and there is a bit of some type of peppery spice flavor present as well. A faint but noticeable hint of cinnamon or clove perhaps? Seems strange for this style of beer, the flavor profile isn't quite what I am used to or was expecting from this style of beer. Don't know if that's intentional on the part of 3 Floyds here or not. I like the flavor profile as it is quite tasty, just not sure if it is correct for this style of beer. Has a crisp, smooth, frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. Easy to drink in the way good beer should be. An interesting beer here to be sure.

Eric

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 03:33:50 | More by neenerzig
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weonfire

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - light copper, pencil thin white head that dissipates quickly

S - Barley, biscuity, grain, touch of sweetness

T - initially: much like the nose. finish: moderate bitter (4/10) noble hop, acid tingles tongue

M - medium body, little bit of froth, viscosity is high

O - flavor isn't huge, did like the touch of sweetness, nose was mellow - i have to admit I'm still working on my lager game.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 19:15:43 | More by weonfire
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Can Three Floyds make a decent Lager?

Pours out a nice, lighter amber color with 3 fingers of a fluffy white head.

The aroma is mainly some bready and caramel malt notes with some nice, subtle floral hop notes as well.

The first notes are very crisp and refreshing; there are some floral hop notes and a little bit of spicy notes from the Noble hops. A decent amount of bready and caramel malt notes that provide most of the flavor for the beer.

The body is medium and the mouthfeel is very crisp and clean.

This would make for a great summer beer, but it's not the most complex or best beer in the world. There is some bitterness, but it's very clean and refreshing beer to drink. A very good representation for this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 23:30:05 | More by JohnnyMc
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head that didn't stay around for too long. Not much lacing, either. Aroma is mostly bready and caramel malt, and also light some floral hops and nuts. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there wasn't as much hoppiness as I expected for a Three Floyds brew. With that being said, it's still tasty. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and easy enough to drink. Not sure if I'd pay $10.99 a 6-pack for this again, but it's a good brew and I'm glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 01:38:04 | More by bluejacket74
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice amber coloring despite the expectation. Very carbonated, very bubbly, Im sure this adds to the crisp, refreshing feel.

The scent is of caramel malts with sweet malt. Nice but lending to metallic, the aroma is malty and toasty.

Very crisp, very refreshing, the taste is light and easy. Some caramel, malt, and cereal grains its easy but simply too light.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 20:08:23 | More by KYGunner
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barczar

Kentucky

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant dark copper brown with a foamy one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving spotty lacing.

Amber malt, grain, and floral hops form the initial aroma. There's a bit of toasted bread character, along with a hint of lemon and rose petals.

The fruity, slightly citrusy character begins the flavor profile, which turns extremely bready, nutty, and toasted mid palate. When mixed with floral hops, the citrus character becomes cherry-like. There's a hint of grapefruit that carries throughout, into the slightly dry finish.

Body is moderate to a touch full, with moderate carbonation and a grain astringency bite.

Good malt character, albeit somewhat overly toasted. Darker than expected. The fruity character was unexpected and offputting. I had this on tap a while back and remember it being much lighter in color...

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 00:51:20 | More by barczar
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kojevergas

Texas

3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

355ml brown glass bottle with standard branded pressure cap served into a generic glass in me hotel room in Chicago. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery.

Served straight from an ice bath. Side poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger beige colour head of thin consistency, fair thickness, no cream, and okay retention, Body colour is a dull nontranslucent copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Light pale and caramel malts. Light floral hops. Simple and underwhelming.

T: Clean caramel malts, pale malts, and floral hops. Not a whole lot of depth of flavour here. Decent balance. I do like it in a general sense. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Decently executed.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Decent thickness. Fair carbonation. Suits the flavour profile fairly well. Decent presence on the palate.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, if underwhelming. Hides its ABV well. I wouldn't get it again, but it's a nice little lager. Well done and easy to drink. I do like it. Tasty for a lager. Doesn't quite live up to Three Floyds' rep, though.

C+

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 07:48:09 | More by kojevergas
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Excellent foam. Grapefruit copper in color. Not a whole lot of carbonation. Very thick for a lager.

Smell: Sweet/sour lemon.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Lots of lemon with a hint of brown sugar in the finish. Quite flat compared to rest of beer, but there's a slight sizzle that I like.

Overall Drinkability: An interesting lager that has a few ale qualities.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 02:58:52 | More by tjsdomer2
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MickeyBeer

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a pale gold with about a finger of white head that quickly dissipates. Left some beautiful lacing on the glass.

S- Smell has a mild citrus aroma.

T- Has a little bit of a citrus hop bite and is one of the tastier Pilsners I have ever tried.

M- Mouthfeel is light and and has medium-heavy carbonation. This would make a great session lager for the summer months.

O- This is not my favorite style of beer but I could definitely drink this all day long. I have never had a beer by Three Floyd's that I didn't like and this one was no exception.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 01:56:38 | More by MickeyBeer
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled in my FFF tulip pint from a 12oz bottle purchased at the brewery.

A - Yellow to light golden with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity and a consistent flow of tiny bubbles.

S - Spicy hops with a hint of lemon.

T - A spicy hop crispness with a good malt foundation and a hint of sweetness. There's also a lingering earthy bitterness that sticks out but doesn't quite work with everything else.

M - Smooth and easy on the mouth with a moderately low, reserved carbonation.

O - Flavorful and easy to drink but the harmony was a bit off for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 10:53:00 | More by GJ40
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass
A: Golden straw color with a 1/2 finger head and lots of small bubbles
S: Fresh grains/malt, a touch sweet and just a hint of hops
T: Again, extremely fresh malt/grain with a touch of biscuit/yeast. Also a touch sweet. The finish is long with a slight hop bite finally coming through.
M: This is impressive. Light-bodied but crisp with a nice carbonation.
O: IMO almost everything 3F brews they do extremely well, and for a lager/Dortmunder this is one of the better examples out there. Light/refreshing yet fairly complex.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 02:52:51 | More by ONUMello
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear deep straw color with a bone white contrasting head. I can't get over how clear this beer is. It's amazing.

The smell is loads of fresh cut grass and bready malt.

This lager is hopped to the gills and clearly noble hops. Moderately bitter, grassy, and a light perfume. Very bready.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light, and clean.

As far as lagers go, it's a fine beer. A nice hoppy take on the style that would be a great summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 01:34:55 | More by Vonerichs
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle enjoyed on 8/13/12, served in a FFF pint glass.

Pour: Nearly clear yellow orange with two fingers white head. No lacing to speak of, and head diminishes to a film.

Smell: Floral and grassy hops and a really nice breadyness.

Taste: Bready sweetness from the bat, then floral/grassy bitterness. Lightest citrus. Maybe a hint of caramel.

Mouthfeel: Really refreshing, and goes down quick. Not very bitter, but has a bite in traditional FFF style.

Overall: An amazing session beer, and my top vote behind Gumballhead to be put into cans, if that ever were to happen.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 23:29:24 | More by cfrances33
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katan

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint

A - Pours a very clear golden color - bright and bubbly. Looks very clean.

S - Lightly malty, sweet, hints of toffee and roast. A little bit of esters in the backdrop.

T - Starts off clean, sweet, light amounts of graininess. Mid-stream is even smoother. This beer doesn't have much emphasis in any area. Finishes with a little bit of grainy character, and just a hint of hops.

M - Smooth and sticky, not much carbonation to back it up. Very clean finish.

O/D - An overall very clean beer, just nothing really to distinguish itself outside of its very well done Should of pulled this one out of the box earlier.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 05:47:44 | More by katan
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my girlfriend for bringing this to me in Boston!

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsener- pours a clear golden straw color with one finger of creamy white head, decent retention, no lacing.

Smells like sweet barley mostly and some noble hop notes.

Tastes great- lots of pale malted barley flavor up front, accentuated by noble hop bitterness. A little banana. Goes back and forth between malt and hops to finish semi-dry. Long nice finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty good- medium light bodied with moderate to full carbonation. It's a little chewy but in general is refreshing. I love everything I've had by three floyds and jinx proof is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 19:01:46 | More by Hopdaemon39
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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a darker shade of straw. There is a just off-white head that fades fairly quickly, but good retention for a lager.

S: The smell is mild and crisp. Some grainy malt and light lemon zest.

T: Mild really describes the flavor. Pale malt provides a light pils taste. Mild hop bitterness hits the tongue. A background of cereal.

M: Light and watery. Almost approaching a Budweiser consistency, but flavored much better and with a slight bit more alcohol presence.

O: A lager, through and through, but with a bit more flavor than your standard fare.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 00:03:25 | More by WankelEngine
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one! Served from bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip. Poured golden yellow with a white half finger head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, floral, floral hop, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, floral, fruit, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. This one carried a big floral character to it throughout both the aroma and flavor. The touch of fruit on this one was a very nice addition to the floral characteristic. Worth trying if you get the opportunity for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 12:25:03 | More by thagr81us
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into Wellington glass. Pours a slightly hazy hay color with a tinge of orange/red... reminds me of an apricot. Two finger off-white head with

Nose: Honey, corn, cantaloupe, vegetal hoppiness.

Taste: Hop bitterness right up front. Slightly vegetal, a nip of aspirin bitterness in there. Light pils malt/adjunct tasting body with nothing that stands out too much. Bitterness continues through the finish, which is pretty dry.

Overall this is a decent beer, but I don't love it. There's nothing spectacular about it and the flavors aren't that well-rounded. The cleanness and crispness that could be present in the body are muddled by vegetal tasting hops that provide more than bitterness. Would drink again, but won't seek out.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 00:57:09 | More by syrupjoe
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Chris585

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 23:42:16 | More by Chris585
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thydarkprevails

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a straw yellow with a 2 finger white head that shrinks to cover the top. Minimal lacing. Aroma is bready, slightly grassy, and earthy. Taste is more bread, earth, and a grassy bitterness with mild citrus in the back. Caramel and toffee are somewhat present. Thin mouthfeel with a lingering flavor. Good pils.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 11:55:48 | More by thydarkprevails
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from kodymupa, it was poured into my petite Duvel tulip.

Three Floyds Jinx Proof pours a hazy light orange, with almost three fingers of cream colored foam. There's a little bit of head retention, with not much lacing left to speak of. The nose has lots of bready malts, and a fair bit of minerals and herbal hops. The flavor largely follows that blueprint. The cracker and bread maltiness that leads off is a bit more crisp than in the aroma. The bitterness that rolls in mid palate is pleasantly mild, with just enough snap to briefly grab my attention. The finish is largely herbal, with just a little bit of a mineral edge. The beer manages to avoid harsh grassy flavors that I sometimes get from German style lagers with a noticeable hop presence. The body has a nice firmness to it, but the carbonation essentially dies off by the middle of each sip, rendering the beer a bit dull. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Jinx Proof, as it comes from a style of beers I'm not typically fond of.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 05:23:06 | More by axeman9182
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12Oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours crystal clear golden orange with a half finger of quickly dissipating head. Good visible carbonation.
S- Smells very grainy and smells like lager yeast. Some light fruity esters. Not a lot to it but quite pleasant.
T- Taste is also very grainy and light but still fairly complex. Tastes like a Dortmunder with a traditional three floyds american hoppy flair. Not a strong flavor but well balanced in all aspects and has great drinkability.
M- This beer has a great all around feel, moderate bitterness, low ABV, good carbonation and a refreshing taste, A session-able brew that I could down a lot of easy. Likely bottle conditioned.
O- This is a good refreshing brew with a light taste and feel to go good with any occasion and is drinkable by just about anybody.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 22:04:05 | More by TwelveOunces
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of citrus hop and lemon peel with some pilsner malt. There is some pine, lager esters, and a bit of biscuit and grain.

T - Starts off with some pilsner and buttery malt with some grassy hop and mild bitterness. Through the middle some floral hop with some lager yeast comes through with some grain. The finish is a mix of pilsner malt, grain, biscuity malt, with some earthy and floral hop.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a clean and lightly lager yeasty finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very nice example of a Dortmunder with some nice noble hops. Really smooth and very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 05:08:50 | More by ngeunit1
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krembl

California

3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy gold with a finger and a half of head which quickly dissipates into a thin ring which persists throughout. Smell is of light, sweet malts with a little bit of spicy breadiness and a touch of pear, almost like a wheat beer. There is a large hop bitterness not evident in the nose, pushing the malt profile to the back of the palate. With no hop on the nose, I find the bitterness more detrimental than anything to my enjoyment of the beer. This is a bit more aggressively hoppy than I like my lagers, which seems to be par for the course from FFF.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 03:42:13 | More by krembl
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 00:01:43 | More by WoodBrew
Jinx Proof from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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