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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 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 ONUMello
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass
A: Golden straw color with a 1/2 finger head and lots of small bubbles
S: Fresh grains/malt, a touch sweet and just a hint of hops
T: Again, extremely fresh malt/grain with a touch of biscuit/yeast. Also a touch sweet. The finish is long with a slight hop bite finally coming through.
M: This is impressive. Light-bodied but crisp with a nice carbonation.
O: IMO almost everything 3F brews they do extremely well, and for a lager/Dortmunder this is one of the better examples out there. Light/refreshing yet fairly complex.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear deep straw color with a bone white contrasting head. I can't get over how clear this beer is. It's amazing.

The smell is loads of fresh cut grass and bready malt.

This lager is hopped to the gills and clearly noble hops. Moderately bitter, grassy, and a light perfume. Very bready.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light, and clean.

As far as lagers go, it's a fine beer. A nice hoppy take on the style that would be a great summer beer.

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Photo of cfrances33
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle enjoyed on 8/13/12, served in a FFF pint glass.

Pour: Nearly clear yellow orange with two fingers white head. No lacing to speak of, and head diminishes to a film.

Smell: Floral and grassy hops and a really nice breadyness.

Taste: Bready sweetness from the bat, then floral/grassy bitterness. Lightest citrus. Maybe a hint of caramel.

Mouthfeel: Really refreshing, and goes down quick. Not very bitter, but has a bite in traditional FFF style.

Overall: An amazing session beer, and my top vote behind Gumballhead to be put into cans, if that ever were to happen.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery.

A: half finger head with little head on a slightly hazy pale golden body. Decent lacing.

S: very nice malt presence, honey, herbs and spices and noble hops.

T: spices and carbonation hit you up front which mellows out to honey, herbs, pale malts and breads.

M: light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: simple and pretty malty. I always think three Floyd's can make even the bland styles great but this one is style just a little bland.

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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 Hopdaemon39
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my girlfriend for bringing this to me in Boston!

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsener- pours a clear golden straw color with one finger of creamy white head, decent retention, no lacing.

Smells like sweet barley mostly and some noble hop notes.

Tastes great- lots of pale malted barley flavor up front, accentuated by noble hop bitterness. A little banana. Goes back and forth between malt and hops to finish semi-dry. Long nice finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty good- medium light bodied with moderate to full carbonation. It's a little chewy but in general is refreshing. I love everything I've had by three floyds and jinx proof is no exception.

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Photo of WankelEngine
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a darker shade of straw. There is a just off-white head that fades fairly quickly, but good retention for a lager.

S: The smell is mild and crisp. Some grainy malt and light lemon zest.

T: Mild really describes the flavor. Pale malt provides a light pils taste. Mild hop bitterness hits the tongue. A background of cereal.

M: Light and watery. Almost approaching a Budweiser consistency, but flavored much better and with a slight bit more alcohol presence.

O: A lager, through and through, but with a bit more flavor than your standard fare.

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

12oz bottle into Wellington glass. Pours a slightly hazy hay color with a tinge of orange/red... reminds me of an apricot. Two finger off-white head with

Nose: Honey, corn, cantaloupe, vegetal hoppiness.

Taste: Hop bitterness right up front. Slightly vegetal, a nip of aspirin bitterness in there. Light pils malt/adjunct tasting body with nothing that stands out too much. Bitterness continues through the finish, which is pretty dry.

Overall this is a decent beer, but I don't love it. There's nothing spectacular about it and the flavors aren't that well-rounded. The cleanness and crispness that could be present in the body are muddled by vegetal tasting hops that provide more than bitterness. Would drink again, but won't seek out.

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Photo of Chris585
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Average smell for a dortmunder/pilsener/lager...european yeast, decent smell. The look in this is above average, nice golden color with nice head and decent lacing. The first couple I have had of this were a little off...by the time I got through the six pack in day three I has to review..it had changed, for the better! The taste on this was much better than the smell for sure...one hg ny favorite dorts for sure..at first I regretted my purchase, but after a few I was hooked. I live nearly three hours from the brewery but would drive back up for this for sure..nice job changing up the pace Three Floyds...one of my favorite lagers.

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Photo of thydarkprevails
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a straw yellow with a 2 finger white head that shrinks to cover the top. Minimal lacing. Aroma is bready, slightly grassy, and earthy. Taste is more bread, earth, and a grassy bitterness with mild citrus in the back. Caramel and toffee are somewhat present. Thin mouthfeel with a lingering flavor. Good pils.

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Photo of axeman9182
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from kodymupa, it was poured into my petite Duvel tulip.

Three Floyds Jinx Proof pours a hazy light orange, with almost three fingers of cream colored foam. There's a little bit of head retention, with not much lacing left to speak of. The nose has lots of bready malts, and a fair bit of minerals and herbal hops. The flavor largely follows that blueprint. The cracker and bread maltiness that leads off is a bit more crisp than in the aroma. The bitterness that rolls in mid palate is pleasantly mild, with just enough snap to briefly grab my attention. The finish is largely herbal, with just a little bit of a mineral edge. The beer manages to avoid harsh grassy flavors that I sometimes get from German style lagers with a noticeable hop presence. The body has a nice firmness to it, but the carbonation essentially dies off by the middle of each sip, rendering the beer a bit dull. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Jinx Proof, as it comes from a style of beers I'm not typically fond of.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Girl and the Goat in Chicago, IL. Poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Cloudy,l dark golden color. I got about a half finger bright white head by the time the waitress got it to the table.

S: Smells like Euro noble hops and maltiness. I get some sweet grains and "some" of that normal heavy handed FFFs hop additions.

T: This tastes like a well made pilsner brew. Crisp and refreshing and sessionable. Grassy Czech hops and mild malt. This would be a perfect BBQ beer for summer drinking events.

M: Light bodied, easy drinking. No bitterness.

O: Very well done for the style.

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

12Oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours crystal clear golden orange with a half finger of quickly dissipating head. Good visible carbonation.
S- Smells very grainy and smells like lager yeast. Some light fruity esters. Not a lot to it but quite pleasant.
T- Taste is also very grainy and light but still fairly complex. Tastes like a Dortmunder with a traditional three floyds american hoppy flair. Not a strong flavor but well balanced in all aspects and has great drinkability.
M- This beer has a great all around feel, moderate bitterness, low ABV, good carbonation and a refreshing taste, A session-able brew that I could down a lot of easy. Likely bottle conditioned.
O- This is a good refreshing brew with a light taste and feel to go good with any occasion and is drinkable by just about anybody.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of citrus hop and lemon peel with some pilsner malt. There is some pine, lager esters, and a bit of biscuit and grain.

T - Starts off with some pilsner and buttery malt with some grassy hop and mild bitterness. Through the middle some floral hop with some lager yeast comes through with some grain. The finish is a mix of pilsner malt, grain, biscuity malt, with some earthy and floral hop.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a clean and lightly lager yeasty finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very nice example of a Dortmunder with some nice noble hops. Really smooth and very sessionable.

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Photo of krembl
3.07/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy gold with a finger and a half of head which quickly dissipates into a thin ring which persists throughout. Smell is of light, sweet malts with a little bit of spicy breadiness and a touch of pear, almost like a wheat beer. There is a large hop bitterness not evident in the nose, pushing the malt profile to the back of the palate. With no hop on the nose, I find the bitterness more detrimental than anything to my enjoyment of the beer. This is a bit more aggressively hoppy than I like my lagers, which seems to be par for the course from FFF.

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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 scruffwhor
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great head and great foam that last for all twelve ounces. Copper and pale pilsner yellow mixed to almost perfection. Love the bubbling.

Light toasted malt with pilsnery malt and lots of earthy and citrusy hops. Like a bitter American verion of a classic Dortmunder lager.

Hoppy citric goodness with toasty biscuits, bread crust. Fluffy and resiny palate. Hard to belive its a lager. But tastes and feels pretty good.

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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 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 jokemon
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell - Great smell on this beer, very aromatic. Kind of funky/skunky smelling but that's FFF for you, they love their hops.

Taste is pretty smooth, you notice the hops but they are not to strong in this one. I get a faint sweet taste as the beer finishes.

Overall a very pleasant beer to drink. You could drink this beer all day long and not get tired of it.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thorpe429 for providing this in a recent trade.
Always a treat to try some Three Floyds product.

Had a 2 finger fizzy tight head that stayed for a short while and fell to a thin foam. The beer is a ever so slightly hazy straw/pale gold color. Decent sticky lace.

A grape like pale malt aroma. Some nice rounded hop aroma. A slight sweetness here.

Bitterness is more aggressive than anticipated and I like it. Initial bitterness gives way to a nice pale malt, lightly bready flavor. Middle sweetness for a moment and then a big bitterness in the finish.

Almost a creamy mouthfeel. Very mild carbonation.

Decent little beer.

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Photo of Jammies
2.73/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - pours a golden yellow with carbonation flowing up to the top of the glass. There are about two inches of foam with relentless retention

S- sweet without much depth

T- very unique taste. Slightly hoppy but almost dark

M- a bit malty

O - I'm disappointed, didn't enjoy this one.

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Jinx Proof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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