Jinx Proof
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
European / Dortmunder Export Lager
Ranked #31
Ranked #26,056
3.64 | pDev: 12.36%
Monday at 09:30 PM
Jun 13, 2009
Jinx ProofJinx Proof
Notes: 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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Rated: 4.34 by MacStinson from Michigan

Monday at 09:30 PM
Rated: 3.74 by stanale from Illinois

Saturday at 11:09 PM
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. Date stamp on can bottom is '02/07/23'. ABV% on label is 5.7%.
Clear, pale gold colored body. Two fingers of white head upon pouring, settles back to a puffy cap. Leaves behind a speckled pattern of lacing.
Aroma of sweet toasted malts and floral hops.
Taste is sweet with toasted malts and fruity with floral hops. Has a bitter edge towards the end. All in balance. Malts prevail in the aftertaste.
Smooth, medium mouth feel, with a crisp bite. Very good carbonation.
Hits all the right notes of a lager that has a bitter pilsner bite.
Mar 20, 2023
Rated: 2.32 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Mar 17, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by MICAMD from Maryland

Mar 17, 2023
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This is a review of the beer from a 12oz can. The date code on the bottom of the can is: "02/07/23"
This came in a variety pack where this beer was given the "EXCLUSIVE" tag and the box says: "CANNED ON 02/18/2023 VP 06:56"

The can states that this is "ALC. 5.7% BY VOL." which differs from what is listed here.

Appearance: The body is just under a medium shade of gold. It has a slightly hazy body but it is still easy see through. It has a very lively and fluffy white head which starts out very large. The head has excellent retention and it leaves large, thick, fluffy sheets of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: It smells a bit like passion fruit with a hint of mango. It has a touch of black currant in there too. The hop aromas smell very fresh but the are more fruity than the typical noble hop scents.

Taste: Some of that fruitiness hits the tongue up front. It has a bit of passion fruit character up front with a bit of oil flavor that sticks to the outside of hop bines. Towards the middle there is some herbal bay leaf and a strong grain flavor present. It finishes clean but there is a light bit of cedar flavor at the end. It definitely delivers flavor.

Mouthfeel: It has a somewhat soft body that is on the upper edge of light. There is a medium-low bitterness which comes across as herbal.

Overall: The text on the label on the can states that this is "A CRISP, PALE AND REFRESHING LAGER WITH A LIGHT MALT SWEETNESS AND PLENTY OF NOBLE HOP NOTES." There are plenty of hop notes to the beer so that part is mostly correct. Sometimes noble hops can come across a bit fruity but in this case they come across very fruity. This is still good though because the end beer is very tasty and aromatic. It doesn't deliver any sweetness but there is a malt character that comes across more whole-grain bread-like than sweet. It also feels a bit too soft to be considered refreshing but it is still enjoyable to drink. In the end the flavor and aroma win out and I would both drink it again and recommend it.
Mar 15, 2023
Rated: 3.57 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Mar 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
disclaimer: so excited for this one to be back! used to get six packs of 12oz bottles of this all the time from floyds when i first started visiting there (before i started rating and reviewing on here). this review is for a 12oz can purchased as part of a FFF variety pack that includes ZD, Barbarian Haze and the newly-released Zombie Ice (which i am anxious to try!) poured into my FFF DLD nonic pint glass. pours a straw gold with over three fingers of fluffy white foam. some lacing here and there. fruity, slightly earthy noble hops and a sweet malt presence on both the nose and taste. taste offers a bit more grassy, earthy and bready malt profile but it’s almost got like a honey sweetness to it. it’s extremely easy drinking for almost 6% (i would never guess that). thick mouthfeel with a little bit less carbonation than i remembered and expected. really good lager. it’s been so long i can’t even say if it tastes how i remember it tasting back in 2016 or 17 but it’s damn good. happy to see they brought this back. now bring on the 16oz 4pks or stovepipes.
Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 3.68 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 3.58 by Tjb14 from Michigan

Mar 11, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by mando31 from Illinois

Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This isn't a bad beer, but I hope this is just in the wrong category. Its fairly drinkable lager with a smidge more oomph to it. But if this is supposed to be a dortmunder it lowkey fails at it. There's ZERO biscuity bread notes to speak of. So in that regard its kind of a miss but yeah, the notes also call this a Pils which is way more in line with what it actually tastes like so I'm hoping the original style is just wrong.
Mar 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hoo-wee, when I first wrote my thoughts on this beer back in 2015, my knee-jerk reaction was to hate anything resembling macros, and I was certainly harsh as hell on old Jinxy. No more. I've deleted my old review and am starting fresh.

Clear pale gold with an airy, off-white foam head that retains as barely there while unevenly lumpy and spongy all at once.

Starting with tangy white grape, an unusual hint of biting resin quickly emerges before toasty corn surfaces in the crisply semi-bitter finish. It's uniquely herbal there, and hard to explain.

The medium-light but roundedly firm body finishes semi-dry.
Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Feb 24, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio

Sep 07, 2021
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 9/4/14; drank 9/27/14 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque orange hue.

White head; nice lace.

Sweet corn & mild smoke nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Sweet corn & hints of smoke in the flavor; a mild hop bite on the finish. Mild caramel settles on the lips as thus warms.

Sessionable but with a nice flavor; an argument for the style.
Apr 25, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by ZackAttackLehman444 from Ohio

Nov 16, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 23, 2018
Rated: 4 by jchanley from Illinois

Jul 17, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Jun 14, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 26, 2018
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottled 2/28/18 poured into a 3F tulip pint glass at fridge temp no ABV listed on bottle. The beer pours bright straw yellow with a golden tint. The head is off white and persistent. The head maintains a film coating and covers the glass in lacing. The aroma is bready with a flowery noble hop presence. The taste is noble hop flavor (think kitchen herbs although I can't define one clearly) layered on crackery malts. There is a clear, clean bitterness through all phases on the palate. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, very good. I'm hesitant to say this would be representative of the style, but if you enjoy hoppier Pilsners, you would likely enjoy this one too.
Mar 18, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by Sniper106 from Indiana

Dec 02, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 4 by BergBeer from Hawaii

Aug 09, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jun 27, 2017
Rated: 3.38 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jun 22, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by izzyismyrott from Indiana

May 16, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Egotist from Illinois

May 05, 2017
Rated: 3.63 by Bones10 from Illinois

Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Jan 19, 2017
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Reviewed by MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a slight finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A crisp and bready malt forward aroma with a scent of biscuit and spicy hops. Upfront malt scent of biscuit, grains, cracker, caramel, and straw with some yeast. Floral and earthy hints of noble hops with some spice and grass. A very solid Pilsner aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp and bready malt forward taste with notes of biscuit and noble hops. Crisp upfront malt notes of biscuit, grains, cracker, straw, and caramel along with lager yeast. Floral and earthy noble hop presence with notes of grass and spice. A very nice crisp taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on a German style light lager. Good balance of crisp biscuit malt and noble hop notes.
Jan 15, 2017
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

2.65/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
Nice blonde color with a 20% haze. Rocky head of 3 fingers, with plenty of lace wisps behind.

Lots of sharp piney hop aroma with some hay and grain. Slight antiseptic.

Flavor is pretty hoppy with some slight grain bitterness. Lots of good grain flavor, slight orange pith. However, the hoppiness makes it a little uncomfortable. A smooth lager this is not.

Bready feel, with some crispness and a light dryness on the finish.

Overall, a rather terrible flavor profile, especially for a basic lager. Just too hoppy, not smooth, not good. Drain pour.
Jan 11, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Mattwanek from Canada (SK)

Jan 10, 2017
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Reviewed by MurphDog14 from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The look of this beer is cloudy and golden. The head dissipates very quickly. The beer smells a little like an orange but only lightly and is hoppy. The flavor and taste are opposite. I get a malty flavor with little hops and still and orange taste. The feel of the beer is good and lingers for a while which is great! Overall, this beer is pretty good.
Jan 07, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by cencless from Minnesota

Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 4 by rossracing from Illinois

Dec 11, 2016
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