Jinx Proof | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Jinx ProofJinx Proof

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by mynie on 06-13-2009

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm going to be a bit of an outlier in my love for this beer, but so be it! I have had this in bottles, and I had it on draft at the 3F brewpub last night (May 28, 2016).

I really think 3F has cleverly squared the circle with this lager: it's classic yet highly distinct in style. In color it's a rich gold. It's got some nice, herbal hops on the nose. On the palate, it has classic lager smoothness and body with just the right amount of hops so as not to veer off into extremity. Yet the hop profile has that ineffable 3D quality that really sets 3F apart. Even just by breathing in the nose, you can tell this is a 3F beer.

3F is rightfully known for its hoppy ales; it's one of the best IMHO. Yet they also do lagers cleverly as well, which is no mean feat: Hopped in Half, Crescendo of Doom, and Fantasmo are all interesting, fun, enjoyable beers. But my favorite 3F lager is indeed Jinx Proof, which is the only lager they have in six packs. This one is definitely worth a try.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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4.82/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 2015 Update to prior review:
This is more an inquiry to other members than a review, but does anyone else suspect there's been a reformulation of Jinx Proof? The latest pack of this product has a taste with considerably more bread in the mouthfeel, its an easier drinking lager, and the lingering hop signature finish is no longer pronounced.

Thoughts anyone???

This may be the most impressive product released from 3F, and its all due to the subtletees of this brew rather than their traditional take no prisoners approach. The Floyds have plenty experience with lagers despite limmitted bottle and bar releases so they've had lots of time to practice for Jinx Proof.

A - cloudy pale yellow with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles rising to form a thick frothy head on the pour, and disipating to a whisper and retention.

S - a pronounced bouquet of grapefruit and alcohol which is balanced with the mouthfeel

T - this is a Dortmunder lagger but more, bigger taste, pleanty of carbonatin comes through, this is a very traditional beer but... more. Very pronounced malt, bready, bitter hoppy tones, simply delicious.

M - mouthfeel is most impressive as the flavor lingers for a long while leaving a pleasent coating on the palette.

Overall this reminds you of the time when you were a kid and tasted dads beer. Its so very traditional but... more. This may be one of the most impressive releases quite simply due to their back to the roots approach with Jinx Proof.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.63/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nice straw color with a good head. Smell was nice and clean, sort of a lager scent. Nice hops bitterness, not IPA like overpowering, but noticeable. Good mouthfeel. Overall, very good beer, I would drink a lot of this if it was available easily near me.

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4.52/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seems to be brewed close to the style book. Light, malty and sweet. Love how the lacing clings to the glass.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

near crystal clear
golden/straw hue
a dusting of head resides
excellent lacing

hints of orange peel
slight earthy undertones

slight hop bitterness
bitter, bready aftertaste

gentle carbonation
dry finish

The pretty appearance and clean, dry drinkability are what give this beer an outstanding polish that many micro lagers lack. The dryness keeps the palate going back for more, however the aftertaste never leaves you desperately wanting the front of the palate back, so even when the glass is empty, the aftertaste leaves you feeling satisfied that you have drank something worth having another.

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