Jinx Proof
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Jinx ProofJinx Proof
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Style:
Lager - European / Dortmunder Export
Ranked #23
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
82
Ranked #42,401
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 12.33%
Reviews:
194
Ratings:
1,182
From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  239
SCORE
82
Good
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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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear golden straw color with a thick white head and sparse bubbles rising slowly to the surface. Leaves thick rings of lacing on the glass.

A malt-forward aroma, with no hops to speak of, but a little white pepper in the background.

Clean-tasting, again with the sweet malt flavor most pronounced, while still fairly crisp, and a little spiciness on the back end.

Great beer for a spring day.

Apr 19, 2015
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WesMantooth from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 5/20. Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with a 3 finger, soapy white head which disapears pretty quick.

Smells of lager yeast, fresh grains, fairly sweet.

Initial crisp bite with a floral hint that reminds you of a pilsner, but it fades fast into sweet biscuit/crackers. Malts are pale and light. Tons of fresh grain flavors and some bready yeast follows. Sweet and very smooth aftertaste.

Body is light. Very easy drinking. Slightly sparkly, but average carbonation overall.

An excellent lager that is very clean tasting and light bodied, yet full of flavor.

Jul 19, 2015
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nrbw23 from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a crystal clear golden color with a nice white head. Head has good retention and leaves some really nice layered lacing.

S- Smell is pretty grainy and bready. With a touch of floral hops. Maybe Noble hops I'm not sure.

T- I went into this one with pretty much no expectations and this one was pretty solid. Taste is very bready, caramel malts, and hops in the rear. Not nearly as hop forward as other Three Floyds beers. A nice taste of apples and grapes in here as well. A very solid brew for sure.

M- Lighter side of medium and good amount of carbonation.

O- Very easy to drink and I wish I had some more of this one.

Aug 21, 2011
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duff247 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Feb 15, 2012
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boot11222 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Apr 15, 2013
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EBeckett3 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Aug 14, 2013
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tedvr from Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 13, 2015
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dalepryor from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

May 07, 2013
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denver10 from New Mexico

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%

Dec 06, 2014
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jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Aug 03, 2013
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RocksteadyRye from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Sep 24, 2013
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helios7 from Oregon

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%

Very savory, reminiscent of tomato soup.

Nov 12, 2014
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BigJim5021 from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Aug 02, 2014
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coffygrinder from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Mar 03, 2013
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TargaFlorio from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Dec 14, 2014
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ODYSEYY from Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

Oct 24, 2013
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ADKbeerguy from New York

4.24/5  rDev +16.2%

Oct 27, 2014
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JamesS from Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Aug 15, 2014
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heysuz from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 06, 2015
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irish01980 from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Nov 03, 2013
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Hoptoudrop from Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11%

Oct 22, 2013
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sgrechukhin from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Oct 30, 2014
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SammyDavisJrJrJr from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
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!

Jan 26, 2011
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adamk1978 from Indiana

5/5  rDev +37%

Nov 18, 2011
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amishbooze from Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

Jul 13, 2012
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