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
Ratings:
1,173
Reviews:
191
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
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46
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236
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Photo of BEERchitect
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A substantial lager with a musty/malty upstart and a grassy hop bite in finish. With the malt essence at the forefront, this Dortmunder is more full and rounded than most.

This Dortmunder pours a medium straw color with a mild haze. Initially, the foamy white head takes a sturdy appearance but fades to a sheet before long; but then lacing well thereafter.

A grainy-sweet, medium malty aroma gives the impression of fresh baked bread and bread dough. Lightly pungent to the nose, partly from malt; partly from floral hops.

Flavors are stronger than most lagers, expecially when considering pilsner malt profiles of breads and grain. Light on hop flavor, but the bitterness takes on notes of lemongrass and fresh cut grasses that grow going into the finish and is further amplified by the fading malt flavor. Breadiness and slight bitterness follow in aftertaste.

The fullness of pilsner malt is felt more in mouthfeel- quite rich, bready-textured, and rounded. The beer holds a creamy feel, giving a fatter mid-palate before fading to a semi-dry finish that is tempered by only the balancing bite of hops.

Jinx Proof is an easy drinking lager beer with a slighly more robust malt flavor and body, followed by a bit more hop bite than is expected for the style (starts to play into German Lager territory). The lemony-grassy hop notes in finish is a nice reprieve.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
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+

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Photo of oline73
3.17/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with a finger of fluffy white head. The head fades and leaves a ring around the glass.

Smell: Slightly sweet malt with perhaps a hint of citrus.

Taste: Crisp with bitter finish that is enjoyable in the hot weather. Other than that the flavor isn't particularly full or anything. There is some malt, but not a ton going on here.

Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side. A normal amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I didn't feel like there was anything special about this beer. I enjoyed the bitter finish, but otherwise a bit boring to be hones. FFF gets a pass due to the fact that I've loved almost everything else I have tried from them.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden color; two inches of foam cap the liquid and leave streaks of lace as the liquid is consumed

Smell: Bready and grainy, with a faint grassy note

Taste: Very clean, with a faint taste of bread and grain; the grassy hops are muted and the beer finishes as it started, crisp and clean

Mouthfeel: Light body with crisp carbonation

Overall: A beer to show the macro lager drinkers what they should be drinking

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Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this some time ago in the bomber size serving, but reviewing fresh with the new release fof 12 oz. bottles.

Into a footed tulip it pours a pale pastel yellow orange. Pretty damn hazy, obviously unfiltered... mit hefe. Copious long lasting foam, sticky lace that coats the glass.

Clean, nondescript, grassy aroma. A little maltiness, not much.

Pleasantly bitter and understated, crisp and clean with a bit of bready sweetness upfront that fades quickly under a wave of noble hop bitterness. Nice crispness to the light bodied lager, something you could easily have several of. Lingering grassiness and vague biscuit flavors. Again, a super clean and drinkable session lager, traditional to the hilt... it's not an IPA, just in case you were wondering.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle out of a sixer picked up at Three Floyds around Christmas. Served in a Three Floyds Pint glass, courtesy of Amyliz4.

Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a big white head and a good bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings some faint floral and herbal hops plus plenty of grainy malt. Flavor is grainy with a moderate bitterness through the finish. Light, crisp body. Solid, but not great.

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Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to erric (both Reddit and BA) for this exiting FFF lager.

Huge 3 finger fluffy head forces me to stop pouring just before its done, fades semi slowly with sticky soapy lacing reinforced with many bubbles rising from the bottom, and aside from the many bubbles its brilliantly clear golden pilsner tan color.

Nose if typical pilsner, light soft earthy grainy straw like malts, tons of lager aromas with crisp malt and light fruits, it also had a light yeasty aroma, and light grassy hops.

Taste starts again with grainy earthy pilsner like malts, light straw and wheat, and a bit yeasty. Then again hops, grassy earthy hops with a light bitterness and hint of orange peel citrus. Juicy malts overall lead to the lager flavors, light fruits and pretty crisp. Finishes a bit more bitter and quite dry, more grassy hops, grainy malts, and soft lager fruits.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall nice, more of a spring beer, nice pilsner like qualities, malts, nice hops and bitterness, light crisp and very drinkable. The best lager from FFF so far.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a mug. Purchased this one at thh brewery back in August.

Pours an unfiltered looking hazy gold, with 2 1/2 fingers of foamy brite-white head. Retains with a thin, yet frothy look, leaving some good looking swathes of patchy lacing back. The aroma sits in the nose with a bit of a heavier feel, featuring notes of buttered toast and eggy smelling biscuits. Floral and spicy Noble hops are present, playing second fiddle for the most part to the malts, yet still making it's presence known.

The earthy hops are much more assertive in the taste, with a peppery sharpness and aggressive dryness to it. Bready sweetness and a touch of fruity citrus come out towards the back of the swallow with a toasty flush, but this is profile is all about that bitter drying feel that absolutely sucks any moisture out of the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied (this feels like it could be on the higher end of the ABV style range), with a sharp crispness to it which matches that biting hop profile. This thins out a bit towards the backend of each sip, allowing for maximum flow and drinkibility. Great even feel here in the mouth.

Crisp, tasty, and thirst quenching, this was a well made take on the style and I had no problem killing this bomber. Hey, sometimes it's nice to just enjoy a "normal" beer from these guys once in a while.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Matt for the bottle!

First off, I'll just say that I am not a big fan of lagers at all. I like a good schwarzbier once in a while, but that's about it. This bottle was kept cold, but was just over 3 months old. I decided to go for it anyway, keeping my expectations low.

Hazy orange-amber pour into a FFF teku, topped with a small white head that held at a medium collar and laced the glass nicely. The aroma was a bit off-putting at first, sort of stale, lager yeast, floral notes, toasted grains. I warmed up to it eventually. Taste...was actually surprisingly pretty good! Toasted grains, floral hops that were still pretty crisp and fresh, some leafy tea flavor as well. That's about all I can say about it. Pretty simple, pretty good. Crisp, dry mouthfeel, medium body.

After the thoroughly disappointing Dissenter, this was a pleasant surprise. I really was just planning to take a sip and dump this, clearing up some room in the fridge, but darn it, I drank the whole thing and enjoyed it. I gotta say, this is honestly one of the best lagers I've had.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Dogfish shaped glass. It poured a golden yellow color with a nice full, bright white head to it. The head faded to a thin layer, but left some great lacing as I drank it.

The aroma shows some sweet, grainy, malt flavors as well as a crisp, lemony, citrus flavor. It's pretty clean and crisp and seems to be a pretty balanced aroma.

The taste starts out with some of the grainy, sweetness. I get more toasted malts to it midway and towards the finish. The citrus is a little more reserved in the taste, but a little shows through. Again pretty crisp and clean.

The mouthfeel feels like it's on the heavier side for the style, but still pretty light overall. Carbonation also feels a little low for the style, but above average overall. Overall it was a pretty good beer for the style. It was crisp, clean and easy to drink. Pretty good beer overall for the style.

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Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Slatetank
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was very happy to be able to taste this thanks to stormking47, bomber poured into an ale glass.

A - a light golden w/ good clarity and minute bead, small amounts of lace cling and the retention is good

S - The nose has smooth floral notes with light herbal accent and mild sweet element from the malt and yeast

M - a pretty smooth and lightly bitter feel as you might expect for this style w/ simple texture and moderately high carbonation

T - The lemony floral flavor of noble hops is what I get from this with a gentle malt body and taste the mellow sweetness lets the flavor of the hops shine and the carbonation level makes is seem refreshing even more as the finish is clean

D - a quenching tasty dort, not a complex style to begin with but it is great in its simplicity and this is a very good representative of the style if a little hoppy -who cares it is flavorful

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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Thorpe429 for giving me a bottle of this; thanks Mike! Been a want of mine for a while, since I've gone to Junx Proof in DC a few times and love FFF. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into by Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a hazy orange yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a few minutes and leaves an inch of head throughout drinking. Leaves light lacing on the glass as well.

s - Smells of wheat, grains, bready malts, biscuit malts, light herbal hops,a nd earthy notes. Lots of wheat and grains…decent.

t - Tastes of grains, bready malts, biscuit malts, floral hops, herbal hops, earthy malts, wheat, and light citrus hops. A tiny step up from the nose, and I like the citrus.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. A little thinner in the body than I would have liked, but cirsp and still very easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent lager, though nothinng mind blowing. Very crisp and easy to drink. The nose doesn't have a ton going on other than some grain and biscuit, but the taste is a little better with the fruit/citrus hops. Worth checking out once, but wouldn't break your back seeking it out.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a dimpled mug at the brewpub.

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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with drabmuh at my place recently. Review from notes.

Jinx Proof appears a hazy yellow color with a one inch head and some decent lacing on the glass.

This lager is more aromatic than I expected and instantly says utterly quaffable German bier served in a liter stein.

This is a fresh beer and tastes great. It's easy to drink, with a smooth feel and a crisp, clean finish. The body is thin, but not too. It's slightly sweet, but the sweetness is subtle enough that it doesn't degrade the drinkability or the overall enjoyment of the beer itself. Another good offering from Three Floyds.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of stakem
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from random notes I found laying around. These are circa September of this year. Bottle shared with a group of local BA's care of StormKing47.

Poured into a taster this brew appears a clear straw yellow color with less than a finger of white head. It displays some clingy patches of lace on the glass.

The aroma of this brew is sweet with a bit of a suggestion of original bubblegum notes and some herbal hops fill out the rest of the nose.

The taste of this brew is wheaty and lightly chlorinated with a bright abundant flavor of alcohol. The finish of this brew includes a wheat sweetness contrasted by herbal hops. There is a bit of a flavor imparted by the combination of yeast and alcohol that gives almost a pear-like fruity flavor and alcohol warmth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is overall quite drinkable.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice semi chill hazed bright golden hue with a fine layer of white head, sampled first at a local BA gathering. Aromatics some mild citrus notes, but a really nice bready cereal grain note that was really inviting in the warm weather. Not crazy complex big or bitter just a nice Dortmunder style, fairly different compared to the standard I judge all other export style lagers to, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold. But this was well made clean crisp with a great toasted breadiness, amongs the herbal citric hop additions, made to style and it shows why 3Fs is successful not just because of their big beers, but they actually know how to brew. Mouthfeel was lighter bodied ample carbonation for style flows nicely, I'm wishing I had access to a couple bombers of this or any 3Fs for that matter. Overall experience was a great way to start things out highly quaffable refreshing and goes to show not every great beer has to be on everybody's White Whale list.

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Photo of ejimhof
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Jinx Proof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,173 ratings.
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