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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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Reviews: 187 | Ratings: 1,156
Photo of Vdubb86
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a dimpled mug at FFF brewpub

This beer was interesting, it was described to me as a pilsner, but here it says a Dortmunder. It was probably a combination of the 2 in hindsight. This beer pours a nice golden color with a decent white head on it. The smell was not particularly strong in any regard. All I was able to grasp was some light sweet malt notes on the nose, but really there wasn't much there. The flavor was a quality mixture of lots of pilsner malt and some bready biscuit malt. It was a nice mug of liquid bread that I had the opportunity to taste, that the way I look at this beer. The mouthfeel was oddly flatter than I would have anticipated due to the lightness of this beer. It was good and 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 katan
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint

A - Pours a very clear golden color - bright and bubbly. Looks very clean.

S - Lightly malty, sweet, hints of toffee and roast. A little bit of esters in the backdrop.

T - Starts off clean, sweet, light amounts of graininess. Mid-stream is even smoother. This beer doesn't have much emphasis in any area. Finishes with a little bit of grainy character, and just a hint of hops.

M - Smooth and sticky, not much carbonation to back it up. Very clean finish.

O/D - An overall very clean beer, just nothing really to distinguish itself outside of its very well done Should of pulled this one out of the box earlier.

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

Bottle poured into a shaker glass.

Pours a golden yellow with very little cloudyness. Head is slightly off white and lingers.

Smell is slightly malty.

Taste is fairly clean with the malt sweeness and a typical dortmunder finish.

A solid beer that fits the style well.

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Photo of Omnium
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Vintage Estates 11-24-13
Served in a Pint Glass

A - Clear gold with one finger of white head, no lacing.
S - Lager yeast, floral hops
T - Light hoppiness, crackery malt
M - Smooth and bright.
O - Its a good pale lager, kinda simple and to the point, but refreshing and lightly hopped for good effect.

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured yellow that was slightly tinted hazy dark. light white head with good retention. little lacing.

not much off the nose, mostly sweet caramel and slight earthy hops.

flavor was much lighter than i expected. the noble hops were quite faint with the malts being dominant although by dominant i mean they were sort of faint as well, just not as much as the hops.

light carbonation and quite refreshing actually. this tasted better with a little chill on it still.

overall i enjoyed this and would have given the drinkability a 5.0 if this was not a $12 beer. $6 would be a far better deal, $12 is way too expensive. taste wise, i loved this and it was the perfect 4th of july lets light of fireworks beer. sure, it may not be 100% brewed to be a dortmunder or pilsner but thats what we do in america, tweak everything. happy 4th!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

the thing that really surprised me about this one was the mouthfeel. its another pils sure, a sacrificial offering from every brewery that needs to have a mass appeal beer, or at least one within basic style conventions. this is better than that though, creamy and dry at the same time, and well hoppy for what it is, not neatly american or german or czech, but rather a stylistic cuvee of all three, which might be yet to be done until this beer. i get grassy saaz type hop notes, but also german pils malt and a real basic and clean american lager yeast. its familiar but about as challenging as the style can be. highly carbonated and real refreshing, but something different. i always expect the world from three floyds, given the hype and the rarity, and while this falls short of i think the expectations i had, i still think its a heck of a pils, and one that should be treated as a one of a kind. well made and not deviating real far from what these guys do well.

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Photo of madelfonatree
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - Bright lager yellow. White smooth head. Lacing disappears in seconds.

Smell - Malty. Bready. Sweet.

Taste - Sweeter than most in beginning. Malty finish.

Feel - Feels like fizz water. Not creamy but not overly carbonated.

Overall - A solid lager. I drank a Blatz yesterday and I wouldn't be able to tell the difference (I like Blatz though).

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden hued with a tightly knit half inch off white head. Brussels lacing. Aroma of light bready grains and Dortmunder yeast is present. The flavor is packed with sourdough bready grains and gentle lager yeast. The mouth is fairly dry,quaffable,and crisp.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau lager glass from a 12 oz bottle on August 12, 2013. Look is clear straw yellow with a thick white head and lingering lacing. Smell is spice and lightly sweet malt aromas. Taste is sweet malts with spice and earth flavors. Feel is smooth, light in body and a somewhat dry finish.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy gold with a one-finger white head. Clean with no lacing.

S - Bready aroma, grassy, and light sweet malts.

T - Taste follows the aroma. Biscuits, sweet malts, grassy hops, and light citrus. The flavors are very clean.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crip mouthfeel.

O - Very refreshing beer. A simple enjoyable lager.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a light head which was slightly present while drinking. Bright yellow color with average to above average carbonation. Pretty regular look.

Smell: The front is a aroma of leafy hop aroma and pears. Some accents of peanuts and mild malt. The bright hops are refreshing, very much what a lager should be.

Taste: Sweet malt front. The light pilsner feeling hop presence is clean and very easy drinking. Definitely get some of the crispy hops that comes with so many of the Three Floyds brew. The finish is a mild nutty front with some surprising dryness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Clean with above average dryness.

Overall: A really solid lager. Does not pop off the charts in any areas but is refreshing brew that is certainly worth a try.

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

Pours a nice mellow yellow complexion, with substantial head of foamy white bubbles. Very fine tree-line lace.

Nose is creamy malts with ample hop presence, though, too. Nice.

Taste is very much akin to a traditional lager, with a dialed-up citrus hops tone. Very flavorful, while remaining true to the lager style. Well tasty and worthy of repeat purchase.

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

12oz bottle. Served into a Three Floyds pint glass.

Pours a lighter golden yellow body, clear with a two finger white head, good retention, bits of lacing. Smells of bread, lots of floral and grassy hop aromatics, a slight bit of citrus, fresh biscuit. It's about standard for the Dortmunder style, maybe a bit more hoppier than I'd expect. Flavour follows, light earthy aroma followed by fresh biscuit, grainy cereal, light caramel, grass and floral notes are ever-present in the background. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, not watery, good carbonation, drinkable and refreshing, mild-moderate floral bitterness on the backend. It's been a while since I've had this one (since it was taken out of the year-round rotation) but this is still a fairly hopped up Dortmunder as you'd expect.

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Photo of MacQ32
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a super hazy, unfiltered light lemony straw color with a dence finger+ of white head, good retention and lacing.

S - Semi skunky yeast and sweet caramel malts. Some very grassy aromas as well.

T - Lots of sweet grassy hops, sweet sugary malts, lemon and mild but pleasant skunkyness. Aftertaste is yeasty and lemon.

M - Very light bodied and easy to drink. Which is the point of this one - well done.

O - Definitely strong for what it is, not my favorite style but enough flavor here to keep it interesting and enjoyable.

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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 gatornation
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a golden yellow color with a this white head very little lacing
S-noble hop smells with floral/citrus hops grain and bread
T-nice floral noble hops mix well with sweet bready malts
M-crisp lager with noble hop bite lingering bitterness
O-drinkable crisp lager

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Photo of Lemke10
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a semi-hazy golden yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is filled with earth tones and grains that you expect from a pilsner. The taste is very strong with a very dry grain tone. This has a lot more dry hops than you would which is why I could this beer would turn some people away.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head that didn't stay around for too long. Not much lacing, either. Aroma is mostly bready and caramel malt, and also light some floral hops and nuts. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there wasn't as much hoppiness as I expected for a Three Floyds brew. With that being said, it's still tasty. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and easy enough to drink. Not sure if I'd pay $10.99 a 6-pack for this again, but it's a good brew and I'm glad I got to try it.

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Photo of mattboyer182
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a see through golden color with a thick white head.

S - Typical lager smell. Grains and biscuty. light hops. nothing to brag about.

T - A malty taste mostly grainy with a little bit of hops at the end. nothing complex going on here.

M - Light bodied and heavy carbonation.

O - Just a normal session beer. Light and easy to drink.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. Pours a clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, grass, and a touch of cardboard. Flavor is better--sweet fruits initially with a wheaty, lager malt finish. Very pleasant and super drinkable on a warm summer's night.

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Photo of weonfire
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - light copper, pencil thin white head that dissipates quickly

S - Barley, biscuity, grain, touch of sweetness

T - initially: much like the nose. finish: moderate bitter (4/10) noble hop, acid tingles tongue

M - medium body, little bit of froth, viscosity is high

O - flavor isn't huge, did like the touch of sweetness, nose was mellow - i have to admit I'm still working on my lager game.

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

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 03/12/2015 printed on the bottleneck. Props to Three Floyds for finally bottle dating. It's been a long time since I've last had this beer, so I figured it was time for a revisit. Acquired a single bottle at the local beer store.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a bright crisp golden orange body, slightly cloudy, with one finger of bone white head. Leaves good scattered lacing behind.

S - A simple, but pleasant aroma: floral / herbal from the Noble hops, but mostly bready & malty, with a touch of sweetness. Smells very clean.

T - The taste follows the nose - a simple, but well-executed beer: floral / herbal hop presence, and a good dose of sweetened, bready / grainy pilsner malts.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Very fluid and easy-drinking; light-bodied. Refreshing, even.

Overall, a simple, but classic take on the style from Three Floyds. Definitely doesn't push any boundaries, but sometimes that's okay. I remember being unimpressed with it the last time I drank it, but I would drink this one again. Well-executed, to be sure.

Three Floyds Jinx Proof Lager -----4/5.

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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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Jinx Proof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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