Jinx Proof | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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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184
Ratings:
1,150
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
31.38%
 
 
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 MasterSki
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a pilsener glass.

A - Half-finger of creamy white foam with decent retention. A bit of splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed peach juice body.

S - Lightly toasted grains, biscuit, light floral and herbal hop character, a tad fruity. Smells like a lager alright. Somewhat understated.

T - Taste is again mostly biscuit and bread malts with minimal sweetness. Perhaps a touch of grassy hop that imparts a low level of bitterness in the finish.

M - Zesty carbonation - perhaps a bit too much for my tastes. Medium body is smooth and has sufficient heft. Finishes extremely clean.

D - A very traditional lager from Three Floyds - easy to drink, but not particularly exciting. I'm glad this is in 12oz bottles, as 22oz would get boring pretty quickly. Still, quite easy to drink and well-executed.

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Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish amber with a thin, white head

S - orange peel, faint lager-y aroma

T - citrus, faint malt, lager-y

M - smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied

This is a nice lager from Three Floyds. The citrusy character and hints of orange peel really made this a treat. Lagers tend to be oversimplified, but the citrus here set this one apart from other dortmunders that I have had. This is really an enjoyable, lighter offering that is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep brass golden to bronze orange body, quite clear, with nice amounts of carbonation, not too fine but also good and plentiful. Head is a nice simple bright white, not too tall easily making a simple soapy two fingers with a good leaving puck.

Aroma is a bit flawed. Mild hints of diacetyl and butter with a hint of lime. Muted dough and not really much else going out. It's actually an ok aroma but doesn't come off what I am looking for in a lager by any means.

Palate actually improves considerably. OIly hop and muted sense of crispness with a good big lime action on the mid palate. Hints of sweet dough, and much of the slick buttery character seems to be downplayed but still slightly present. There's a hint of it, but tolerable. The aftertaste has nice controlled almost explosive hints of mint and lime hop oil which is really nice. Classic crispness comes, but it's also wafer and a little papery malt thin like a rice cracker.

Overall and interesting take on a lager, but can't say I'd be repeating this in the future.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by the other Matt recently. Thanks Matt! This beer is named for a tattoo parlor on M street in DC (Georgetown) that is across the street from a bar called Pizzeria Paradiso. The crew from Three Floyds gets their tattoos at this particular shop and so did my wife. She and the tattoo artist talked beer for the entire session. Cool place, if you like tattoos.

I also have to brace myself because this is a lager. I will end up with an insanely high rDev because unlike all of you I don't hate lagers.

Beer served in a becher of sorts. Beer is yellow with a very mild haze. Minimal head and mild lacing. Carbonation is moderate to low. Looks OK. I wanted more head and a little more carbonation.

The aroma is clean and mild. Very nice, mildly grainy and its a little sweet with some pilsner malt character.

Beer is medium to light in body, minimal carbonation in the mouth. Great mouthfeel with some estery notes and some minimal bitterness. The forward is mildly sweet but all is well connected, highly drinkable. A little bigger in the mouth would have improved it and a cleaner back palate presence. Overall a good lager and I would drink it again for sure.

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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 Gobzilla
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber courtesy of imperialking thanx dawg

A: poured a pale straw yellow with yellow highlights with a thin head and left a little bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: seems like a variety of grains dominate the nose with a hint of citrus and wheat notes. There is a good malt presence and faint peach notes as well; pretty plain nose.

T: the various grains are there like the nose but are not as potent but mesh very well with the peach like notes which has a nice sweet malty backbone and slight citrus notes.

M: the brew is light to medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation that had a grainy, slight sweet, and crisp finish.

D: it was a very drinkable beer that was decent acroos the board and had more flavor than I thought it would have for a dortmunder.

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Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, slight hops, and slight yeast. Fits the style of a Dortmunder / Export Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, hint of wheat, slight hops, slight biscuit, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend. One of the better Dortmunders I've ever had.

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Photo of liamt07
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, into a stein.

Clear golden yellow, white head with moderate retention and a bit of lace. Nose has some grain, a bit of veggie, light sweet malts and mild hopping. Moderate sweeteness on the palate, grains and cereals as well. Light hopping still, perhaps with a hint of citrus. Light body, medium low carbonation. Gentle bitterness. A solid flavourful dortmunder, quite drinkable.

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Photo of aasher
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I received this bottle in a trade with mayorQuimby, thanks Scott! It poured a thin, dull orange with no head at all. It's pretty cloudy, like a good hefe. It doesn't really smell like too much other than it has a light honey accent to it. It smells alright though. It is what it is. The taste too is pretty on point. It's light and the only thing I can pick out, again, is honey. It tastes like a solid lager with honey plain and simple. It makes you wonder my more mainstream lagers aren't like this one. It drinks smoothly and is light. I could drink this all day. This beer is very drinkable and a very good representation of the style.

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Photo of corby112
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber received in a recent trade with GbVDave. Thanks again man!

Pours a cloudy, very dark golden ripe banana yellow color with some golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy head with decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring.

Slightly earthy/grassy hop aroma with a good bit of bready yeast, wheat and citrus character in the nose. Hints of peppery zest and lemon peel a well as some biscuit malt.

Surprisingly hop forward for a pilsner although it is Three Floyds so I guess I shouldn't be too shocked. This provides a nice dry earthy character that lasts throughout even though it is nicely balanced by a slightly malty backbone with lots of golden wheat, bready yeast, light crisp fruit, citrus peel and peppery spice. Very well balanced, light, crisp and refreshing. Perfect for the warmer months although there is two feet of snow on the ground right now. Nice dry grassy hop finish that gives it a crisp bite. Very good.

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Photo of Derek
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear yellow with a thin ring of head, no retention or lace.

S: Hints of grassy spicing & biscuit.

T: Steelie grass, biscuity, peppery spice and a good bitterness. Not over-the-top like I'd expect from this brewery.

M: Moderate body, modest carbonation, dry finish.

D: An easy drinker.

Thanks Jer & Karen!

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer pours a deep copper body with a thin wispy head and a gentle carbonation of big bubbles gliding to the surface. S- The big green herbal hops has some Noble qualities and a nice clean lagered crispness to them. There was a note of pale malt underneath as the beer opened up.
T- There was an odd cloying breadiness that was not really sweetness and not really phenolic but it was very present. This was followed by a sulfury hops flavor that was big and green herbal. The finish was all Noble hops that lingered for a bit. As the beer opened some lightly toasted malt sweetness came through underneath.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat.
D- This was big hops that were nice but there was an odd cloying flavor that just got in the way. The lager crispness was nice but the big noble hops get to be to much for a full glass.

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

Thanks to heliosphann for this 650 mL bomber.

A: The lager is, at least on first pour, a fizzy yellow beer, quite clear sitting in my glass. A white, and I mean white, head of nearly a finger sits complacently before wasting away. It should be noted that my second pour was much more turbid, leaving the ale hazed over.

S: The nose is lager malty, bready with an excess of fruity sharpness. Both pale and caramel malts add to the breadiness.

T: The lager is nice and chewy, very dense. Breadiness is full, pale and caramel flavors driving it. A sweetness, from the concentrated malts, is fruit-driven with green apples and grapss matching the breads. Hops appear on the back side, light but bitter enough to peak through the sweet body. A nice lager that is very clean.

M: The mouthfeel is sweet and bready, plenty thick and filling. The booze isn't strong but you can taste it loitering around.

D: 3F has a thing for good lagers. I'd be happy with another bomber.

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Photo of rudzud
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice chill hazy straw hue with a one and a half finger head that faded to leave some nice creamy side lacing and a fat halo.

S - Aromas of biscuits, lightly sweet malts, faint grassy hops, loads of lager notes.

T - Taste is more of the biscuits, nice fruity floral notes, grassy earthy hops, light citrus, good lager fruit notes too. Quite pleasant and drinkable, good flavours.

M - Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, nice carbonation.

O - Overall this was a treat, quite a well executed Dortmunder!

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 12/7/11
*From notes

-- Thanks for supplying the goods, Eric --

A: Clean off-golden amber in color. A generous pour yields a 1.25 finger bone white head that actually sticks around a minute or two.

S: A bit of sweet, golden malt.

T: Buttery and crisp. Luckily, it doesn't feature a ton of filler or adjuncts here, rather there's a Kolsch-like earthiness to it. The finish is a touch sweet.

M: For a session lager, this thing feels like a beaut. Top notch carbonation, texture and weight.

O: I really, really dug this beer. This could make for some epic sessioning, it's easy drinking and damn tasty. If you're like me (a closet session lager fanatic), seek this one out, and with haste.

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Photo of barczar
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant dark copper brown with a foamy one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving spotty lacing.

Amber malt, grain, and floral hops form the initial aroma. There's a bit of toasted bread character, along with a hint of lemon and rose petals.

The fruity, slightly citrusy character begins the flavor profile, which turns extremely bready, nutty, and toasted mid palate. When mixed with floral hops, the citrus character becomes cherry-like. There's a hint of grapefruit that carries throughout, into the slightly dry finish.

Body is moderate to a touch full, with moderate carbonation and a grain astringency bite.

Good malt character, albeit somewhat overly toasted. Darker than expected. The fruity character was unexpected and offputting. I had this on tap a while back and remember it being much lighter in color...

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Jinx Proof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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