Jinx Proof | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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1,173 Ratings
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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%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
236
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,173 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of Mattwanek
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurphDog14
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The look of this beer is cloudy and golden. The head dissipates very quickly. The beer smells a little like an orange but only lightly and is hoppy. The flavor and taste are opposite. I get a malty flavor with little hops and still and orange taste. The feel of the beer is good and lingers for a while which is great! Overall, this beer is pretty good.

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Photo of cencless
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BLZR
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light in color, heavy aroma of hops. Head is bright white, ad easily dissipates. The taste is crisp and clean with just a hint of the hops I expected. Back of the palate after taste is a nice surprise.

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Photo of Prost76
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sappyjoker
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of chrismattlin
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 drheron
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 9/20/16 -fresh

Appearance – The beer pours a straw/golden color with 1 finger head. The head disappears immediately after pouring. Some soapy lack on the sides of the pilsner glass.

Smell – The aroma is somewhat funky at first then it grows on you. Bready and nice hop hits you, but not as hoppy as expected. Sweeter notes in the background, some grassy tones and possibly pine.

Taste – The taste begins the grassy hop taste. Not over powering but pleasant. Some sweetness upfront with small amounts of citric. Crisp and clean lager.

Mouthfeel – Solid lager with normal creaminess. Good feel. Nice flavorful balance.

Overall – Solid lager with good balance. Can see drinking this all year long. Tasty, good blend and an easy drinking beer. Hop enough without being overbearing. If ready available I would have a case in the frig. +4 every day!!!

Served in a pilsner glass from a bottle.

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Photo of Brzezniak88
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The worst 3 floyds beer I have ever tasted. It hurts to say and or write this review. But I don't know why this beer is available year round.

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Photo of Rich_K
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngEo
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of JohnParadee
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MarkQ617
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this poured into a pint glass. Color is a slightly translucent straw yellow with some slight sticky white head. Flavor and aroma were both pretty weak, even for the genre...some slight bready aftertaste but not much. Mouthfeel was fuller than most, which was nice. Not my favorite.

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Photo of c014572
3.04/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

If you take it for style, over-hopped but not bad. If you take it as a stand-alone beer, skunky and over-hopped. Not my favorite from 3 floyds. But I do like this lager style in general.

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Photo of C_Pel
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt_Rouge
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm going to be a bit of an outlier in my love for this beer, but so be it! I have had this in bottles, and I had it on draft at the 3F brewpub last night (May 28, 2016).

I really think 3F has cleverly squared the circle with this lager: it's classic yet highly distinct in style. In color it's a rich gold. It's got some nice, herbal hops on the nose. On the palate, it has classic lager smoothness and body with just the right amount of hops so as not to veer off into extremity. Yet the hop profile has that ineffable 3D quality that really sets 3F apart. Even just by breathing in the nose, you can tell this is a 3F beer.

3F is rightfully known for its hoppy ales; it's one of the best IMHO. Yet they also do lagers cleverly as well, which is no mean feat: Hopped in Half, Crescendo of Doom, and Fantasmo are all interesting, fun, enjoyable beers. But my favorite 3F lager is indeed Jinx Proof, which is the only lager they have in six packs. This one is definitely worth a try.

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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

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