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Jinx Proof | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,062
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
1,175
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Trade:
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Ratings: 1,175 |  Reviews: 191
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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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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of captainbearcat
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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

Photo of deadbody
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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Photo of Artdaube
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%

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

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

smell
bubblegum
hints of orange peel
slight earthy undertones

taste
clean
slight hop bitterness
cereal
earthy
bitter, bready aftertaste

mouthfeel
gentle carbonation
thin
dry finish

overall
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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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of bhurley
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of drewson111
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of BoilerMo
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Light lager appearance but it is tricky because the strong hops smell and taste make it almost American Pale like. It is a nice complex larger if you like the flavor of an IPA with the harsher bitters. This is my favorite fridge beer (when I can find it).

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of server222
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Jinx Proof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,175 ratings
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