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:
1,174
Reviews:
191
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
237
For Trade:
4
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Photo of danscott321
4.36/5  rDev +16%

Photo of tpschi
4.36/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a slight finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A crisp and bready malt forward aroma with a scent of biscuit and spicy hops. Upfront malt scent of biscuit, grains, cracker, caramel, and straw with some yeast. Floral and earthy hints of noble hops with some spice and grass. A very solid Pilsner aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp and bready malt forward taste with notes of biscuit and noble hops. Crisp upfront malt notes of biscuit, grains, cracker, straw, and caramel along with lager yeast. Floral and earthy noble hop presence with notes of grass and spice. A very nice crisp taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on a German style light lager. Good balance of crisp biscuit malt and noble hop notes.

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Photo of Dd183
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of nrbw23
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a crystal clear golden color with a nice white head. Head has good retention and leaves some really nice layered lacing.

S- Smell is pretty grainy and bready. With a touch of floral hops. Maybe Noble hops I'm not sure.

T- I went into this one with pretty much no expectations and this one was pretty solid. Taste is very bready, caramel malts, and hops in the rear. Not nearly as hop forward as other Three Floyds beers. A nice taste of apples and grapes in here as well. A very solid brew for sure.

M- Lighter side of medium and good amount of carbonation.

O- Very easy to drink and I wish I had some more of this one.

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Photo of BB1313
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours burnt golden with a slight haze; huge fluffy white head that sticks around and leaves great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of caramel malts. There are also hints of chocolate, surprisingly, but I like it. Lots of bread notes in the flavors and aromas. Flavors are loaded with caramel and butterscotch. Lots of malts and very grainy. Earthy flavors. Finishes dry for the most part along with a subtle spicy kick. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It's extremely creamy and fluffy with active carbonation. Although this is ultimately a light beer, it sure doesn't feel like it. This is a smooth and refreshing beer. Well done.

This beer is awesome. It's a meat and potatoes kind of beer. This is doesn't exactly remind me of a pilsener or a Dortmunder/Export, but I don't hold that against this beauty. It's a very unique lager. Oddly enough, it kind of reminded me of an Irish Red Ale. Well crafted and extremely enjoyable.

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Photo of superdoopersauce
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of webmanspidey
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bomber poured into a pint glass. This is a solid golden color, fizzy with very little head. Smells include light caramel and some grassiness. Taste is grainy with a sweet finish. Alcohol is fairly low but somewhat noticeable.

This is another very solid summer session beer. Not too exciting, but very good nonetheless.

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

I got this bottle in an excellent trade with Alen. Thank you! 22oz bottle into my Trumer Pils glass.

The pour is attractive, mildly hazy straw yellow with a dense off-white head with good retention and some lacing.

The nose is quite excellent. I've never been a fan of any of Three Floyds' lagers, but this one is pretty close to spot on. Delicate bready and cracker malts dominated by an excellent noble hop character, with a blend of earth, lemon and fresh-cut grass. A touch of diacetyl is also noted.

The palate opens with a firm bitterness with a beautiful grassy, earthy and herbal hop character, along with a little lemon. The mid-palate has crackery and biscuit-malts with a grainy, husky character. I'm also getting a little citrus hop character, making me think this was a leaning little bit towards an American interpretation when fresher. Drying and bitter on the finish, there is an excellent hop bite. Remarkably flavorful, this light-bodied beer has high carbonation and is exceptionally drinkable. If only I could get this by the six-pack at a reasonable price, I'd be sold.

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Photo of Clarahope
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not overwhelming hop flavor, I enjoyed the floral notes and subtle smell and taste of caramel or honey. Great beer, definitely one of my favorite 3 floyds brews.

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Photo of Poloplaya
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 CaptCleveland
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle from 6-pack purchased at the brewery two days ago. No bottle dating.

Clear, pale gold elixir poured in SA glass. One finger, thick, white head, tiny bubbles, heavy lacing.

Lemon zest, caramel, biscuit malt.

Well balanced, malt forward and a nice hop backbone. Lingering sweet bitterness.

Light, crisp, smooth. Refreshing.

More of a classic representation of the style. Not much of a 3Floyds' twist on this one, but a quality brew just the same.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Jinx Proof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,174 ratings.
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