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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
1,150
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
31.38%
 
 
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45
Gots:
223
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Photo of dmfrench
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odorless yet flavorful zesty lemon meringue
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A: Hazy sunny yellow body with a fleeting one finger white head.

S: Possibly the least aromatic beer I've yet encountered... nothing but a hint of dusty hops.

T: Ah, here we go... largish dry biscuit malt, sweet lemon meringue, a generous helping of spicy, earthy hops... pretty original and delicious.

M: Creamy and full... a bit grainy, but in a good way.

D: Can become a bit cloying, but still quite high.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle I bought at the brewery.

A- Pours a slight hazy golden amber color. Nice 2 finger fluffy white head dies down after a couple of minutes. No real lacing to speak of. Little bits here and there just slide down the glass and into the beer. Average looking beer...kind of sorry to say.

S- The nose of this beer is grainy and earthy at best. Light earthy (grassy) hops which cover up the toasted grain and balance it out. Very tame nose for a FFF beer. Not bad smelling but expected a little more of a twist with this brewery.

T- Very faint tasting beer. And I don't mean it in a bad way. I was more suprised with the hops since they seemed to come through more in taste than smell just not over the top. The malt in this also jumps out at you a little more than the hops leaving a slight sweetness to this beer. In my opinion this makes the beer to me seem a little more heavy than what it actually is.

M- Light mouthfeel. The carbonation level in this beer seemed about right for the style. Left more of a earthy taste in the mouth after a sip. I found this to be fairly nice and made me go back for more.

D- I expected more from this beer but I think their goal was to make something that would be more mass friendly. I have had a lot worse beers than this and to be honest I could drink this over and over if I had some. It's a nice beer to drink when you don't want to wreck your taste buds and want a easy drinker.

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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 NiceTaps
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- pale golden color - slight haze. Small bubbles. Billowy white head with minimal fade, it really lasts. Good lacing for a lager.

S- Mostly clean lager aromas of light malts and some floral hops. A bit sweet, a bit grassy.

T- Floral and spice hops followed by a healthy dose of sweet malt.

M- The durable creamy head provides ample body. Some hop bite. The carbonation is in the head.

O- I liked it. Steady.

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Photo of MillRat
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrives medium yellow in a pint glass at the FFF brewpub with only enough head to let you know they didn't forget to carbonate it. Aroma says they looked east rather than west for most of the hops, definitely Saaz with a bit of a kick, perhaps their kettle is permanently infused with Amarillo. The flavor is a pretty straight reading of a Czech pilsner. A very serviceable and well-executed effort, but I sat and waited to find out what FFF had done to twist this style, but was only left with a little heavier body than a traditional plis. Overall a respectable effort, but a surprisingly normal take on a classic style for a brewery with the slogan "its not normal."

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Photo of GJ40
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled in my FFF tulip pint from a 12oz bottle purchased at the brewery.

A - Yellow to light golden with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity and a consistent flow of tiny bubbles.

S - Spicy hops with a hint of lemon.

T - A spicy hop crispness with a good malt foundation and a hint of sweetness. There's also a lingering earthy bitterness that sticks out but doesn't quite work with everything else.

M - Smooth and easy on the mouth with a moderately low, reserved carbonation.

O - Flavorful and easy to drink but the harmony was a bit off for me.

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Photo of tpd975
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very pale yellow hue. Head is rather light with no lace noted.

S: Light biscuit malt, wet hay, and light herbal hops in the aroma.

T: Light malty sweetness. Hints of corn, honey, toast, and herbal hops.

M: On the lighter side. Fairly smooth and crisp.

D: Pretty good. Not one of my favorite styles, but this one is pretty tasty.

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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 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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Photo of buschbeer
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is yellow to golden in color. It is topped with about three inches of white head.

S - It is fresh. I get some lemon at first. Then I notice some lime and metal.

T - The taste has a metallic bitterness. It is on the finish, but leaves the biggest impression.

M - Moderate.

O - This beer started out good. Then that aftertaste got me. That is all I can think of when it comes to this beer now. It reminds me of a Euro lager.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= Straw yellow in color not cloudy nice foamy head, nice lacing

S= Unusal for a three floyds beer this nose is slight (floral a little bit of herbal notes).

T= There is some floral slighty more of a herb bite in this beer.

M= Lots of carbonation, lighter in body.

D= Very drinkable could drink more of this on a hot summer day.

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Photo of bbeane
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a oversized snifter... starts with a weak white head that appears and disappears quickly leaving minimal lacing. Beer is a golden straw color... tiny bit cloudy

S- Ever so little bit of citrus bitterness, orange, corriander

T- Very light bitterness, citrus, lemon, orange, corriander

M- Light body with light carbonation

D- Very easy to drink and refreshing beer. Nothing complex but well done. Can't factor in price as I didn't pay for it

CHEERS!!

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Photo of thagr81us
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one! Served from bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip. Poured golden yellow with a white half finger head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, floral, floral hop, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, floral, fruit, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. This one carried a big floral character to it throughout both the aroma and flavor. The touch of fruit on this one was a very nice addition to the floral characteristic. Worth trying if you get the opportunity for sure.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice amber coloring despite the expectation. Very carbonated, very bubbly, Im sure this adds to the crisp, refreshing feel.

The scent is of caramel malts with sweet malt. Nice but lending to metallic, the aroma is malty and toasty.

Very crisp, very refreshing, the taste is light and easy. Some caramel, malt, and cereal grains its easy but simply too light.

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Photo of USAF77
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Im not going to say Im dissapointed but I did expect more for the price. This was the only 3 Floyds available, I wanted Zombie, so I bought it. I love Lagers and I'd give this one good marks, just not for the money.

A decent pour with a dissapointing head. I wouldnt write home to Mom about the lacing either.

The smell is a definite winner. A smooth hoppiness with a bit of "something". Whatever it is its good. Its really good. My nose isnt that good but this brew has a smooth something with the grains that will come to me eventually.

Its a pretty clear, honey, gold in the pint glass. Most definitely worth a few swirls in the light. Lagers are so pretty to look at.

There is a sweet graininess to the taste that leaves your mouth with a crisp satisfied feel. Crisp and just a tad dry. Its more satisfying then refreshing as a Lager should . No problems there. I was planning an ale with my food today, but you know what? I think this is a good food brew.

This is a good lager. I'd feel better about it if it came in $2.00 cheaper for the 6, "it was in the area of $11.99", I dont remember exactly cause Im more worried about taste and dates. By the 2nd one I might rate it higher but im going to stick with first impressions. A solid Lager, but never again for that money.

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

clear gold with a nice, thick, persistent white head and lacing. biscuity, doughy malts and grassy hops in the aroma. cracker-like lightly sweet malts are well balanced by the smooth hop bitterness. light bodied with a frothy mouthfeel and crisp finish. a good example of the style and quite drinkable as a sessionable lager.

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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 NoYouDidnt
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks incredibly clear in the glass. Golden with 2 finger soapy head. Smells a bit skunky. Green apples, almost farmhouse smell. The taste is more of a peppery, taste up front. Bitter hop bite, not quite too much, but kind of too much. Light Apple again. Refreshing. Nice carbonation inviting more drinks.Overall for a light refreshing lager it falls a little short of some other pilsners/ light lagers. Heck I'd maybe get a high life instead. This def has more flavor, but not all flavors go perfectly together.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bstyle for the 3F bottles.

22oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Light, hazy orange with a thin white head. Some lacing on the glass.

S - Light wheat.

T - Wheat, slightly floral, and honey.

D - Thin, but refreshing and nice carbonation.

O - Nice lager.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear, clean with minimal head.

S - Straight ahead malt brew with hints of grass and honey.

T - Let this one warm up a bit. Definitely crisp and clean to start, but one dimensional and weighted toward the bitter, with a few grassy notes. I would have rated it a 3.0 at that point. I was not terribly impressed. When my glass warmed up a bit, the flavor of honey opened up and added a much needed extra dimension that really improved the beer.

M - This is a very clean version of this type, with moderate but not overwhelming carbonation.

O - This is a reasonably good version of a very common style in the mainstream market. I am not a huge fan of the style, which factors, I suppose. But I wish this had more depth. Drinkable, but not particularly memorable.

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Photo of Goukbeergals
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Transparent golden reddish in color with a decent lingering head. Really subdued nose. A little sweet smelling but nothing about the glover is betrayed. Light crisp mouthfeel highly carbonated. There is a Clapton of flavor In this beer. Has that classic smooth pilsner taste but finishes with an assertive hop presence. Honestly it tastes like a slightly better noble pils by Sam Adams. Overall refreshing, tasty drinkable session beer perfect for a warm weather tailgate.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Rebekah. Thanks! Pours into my tulip a hazy light golden color. Half finger head, white and fluffy, but recedes quickly. Aroma of hay, sweet malt and honey, maybe some light fruits like apples and pears. Flavor is light straw, a little dirty lager flavor, them a nice burst of sweet fruit and honey-like malts. The flavor is very light and a sweetness remains on the palate. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Nothing super exciting but a solid pilsener overall that is pretty drinkable. This improves as it warms a little and some papaya and passion fruit comes out that is nice.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - cloudy orange in color, 1/2" head which quickly turned into just a foamy outside rim

S - very citrusy, smells of wheat(?).. definitely not the lager smell i'm used to, let's hope the taste is as good!

T - very refreshing, citrusy, slight malts, slight bitterness.. not much there taste wise aside from the citrus, which makes this good for me since i'm not a huge fan of lagers

M - very crisp, sweet, tangy, refreshing. goes down very easy.

O - a very easy to drink beer, perfect for anytime. not much taste to it that makes this a "lager" but i think i like it better this way.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a faintly dark yellow with a white head. Retention isn't so great, just a film of foam left behind but no lacing at all.
Smell is nice blend of malt, herbal hops, crackers and pepper. Good balance.
Taste is malt, hops, saltine & a hint of pepper. Balance is great.
Slightly less than medium bodied (but more so than most lagers) and less fizzy, really just standard carbonation. Drying finish. For a lager, it's pretty damn good.

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Photo of malcontent
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dortmunder? 3F's claims it's a pils and the aroma has me thinking Czech was the aim. Here we go:

Couldn't be less impressed with the appearance. Zero head and fizzy bubbles feed upward. The body is too orange to resemble either the Bohemian or Bavarian takes on the style.

Aroma betrays the floral Saaz hops but there's something else along for the ride; smells like the Floyds' Amarillo fetish found its way into this one...

...Yup. Grapefruit is a weird addition to the classic noble hops. Not a disaster, per se, but not what I hope for in my favorite style of lager. Malt body is sufficient but doesn't do enough to highlight the profile of the hops.

Decent, spritzy mouthfeel but just not light enough for my taste. An easy-to-drink beer, but there are better options for this style. Easily the least impressive beer to come out of Munster.

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