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Space Station: Middle Finger - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,070
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 110
Gots: 235 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AleWatcher on 03-18-2013

From the dawn of time, humans have looked to the sky for answers. Space Station Middle Finger replies to all from its eternal orbit. Behold and enjoy Space Station Middle Finger, a bright golden American Pale Ale.

50 IBU
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Ratings: 1,070 | Reviews: 104
Photo of barleybadger64
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really enjoyed this beer. Great aroma, and the flavor was a classic American pale ale. Big hop nose with what I am guessing is western hops varieties. Nice balance with clean malt flavor. I'd buy again.

Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It has a heavy essence of limes and pears. Atleast that's what it tastes like to me, it's pretty great.

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nicely done

Photo of Greasy
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber bottled on 3/24/15. 15 days old.

A: Pours a amber color that has some haze to it. Off white 2 finger head that slowly resided into a foam ring that stayed on top of the beer all the way down. Lacing is great.

S: Initially there is a citrusy hop aroma that has a malt presence behind its back.

T: Bitter citrus flavors hit the palate first, followed by a biscuity malt. Great balance.

M: Lighter medium mouth feel. Good carbonation. Bitterness lingers for a while after each sip.

O: I like it. 3 Floyds has never let me down and this is no exception. Top notch APA.

Photo of gcamparone
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 3F Teku. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a slightly hazy amber body with a generous 2 finger off white head that sticks around for a while, leaving lacing and high retention.

Fruity aromas come through, tropical and citrusy, mango. Light aromas but very inviting. Biscuity malt backbone is present, maybe some caramel and slight butter.

Light hops on the tongue, citrus and grapefruit, light pine with a caramel, pale malt finish. Medium light body, very drinkable and crisp.

Overall very well rounded. I could pound a few of these down if it were available in a 6 pack (and I was in the three floyds distro!)

Photo of SquareBrew
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best pale ales I have ever had.

Photo of do_ob
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a snifter. Aggressive pour. Nice hazy gold/orange. Big, pillowy off-white head of foam. Smells awesome; sweet fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, strawberries, candied sugar, and peppermint. Honestly one of the best smelling beers I've had. Medium weight and rich, creamy mouthfeel. Tastes a bit similar to a couple of their other PA's, but still good. I get pine, citrus, and notes of grapefruit, orange, and berries. Dry finish with a bit of a dank, tart aftertaste.

This is a good beer, but I feel like it's strangely similar to Yum Yum. Maybe it's the a certain type of hops the two share, or something. But I enjoyed Yum Yum, and I enjoyed this. This one had a bit of the same funky taste, which I didn't care for. Not sure what specific ingredient or brewing technique attributes to this, but if anyone knows what type of hops SSMF, Yum Yum, and Alpha King are made with, I'd be curious to know. While this is good, I'm not sure I could tell the difference between this and another 3F PA in a blind taste test.

Photo of Bisco42
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An exceptional APA. Fruity, but balanced and hoppy. Well done, once again 3F!

Photo of TheHopBrewKid
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super balanced pale. May be one of the most balanced I've ever had. Nice citrus hops upfront complimented perfectly with crisp like malt on the back end.

Much more mellow than either ZD or Alpha King. I could drink the hell out of this beer.

Photo of Clarahope
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is possibly the best beer that I have ever had. It pours nicely with a light orangeish color and a light head. The smell is citrus hops with a little pine. The taste is not as hoppy or overwhelming as other brews by 3 floyds like zombie dust. It's citrusy with a slight hop at first followed by a clean malt flavor. Don't be scared or turned away by the price tag, it is well worth it!

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, light amber with a thin whitehead.
Not a big smell.
Not much bitter hop but has a nice sweeter back end. Malt provides nice balance.
Feel is wonderful. Very smooth with a little bitter resonating.
Overall another good FFF. This ones strength is balance and feel.

Photo of RyBrew54
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a medium amber with a thick one inch head. Smell is a hop forward, nice citrus zest, and notes of tropical fruit. Very mellow start, nice mouthfeel, with sweeter tropical hop notes, nice malt ballance, with very little residing bitterness. A very easy going, well balanced Pale Ale.

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great hop flavor
one of the best pale ale i have had

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Constant Spring

Photo of GoNoles
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To me this is a cross of YumYum and Alpha King.

Photo of ZachDow7
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid beer from the Floyds!

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review taken the week it arrived in our part of Kentucky: late 2014.

Brown bomber sized bottle displaying the usual great bottle shape fff switched to a while back. Label is exactly as you'd picture with a massive space station constructed in the form of a huge metal inspired hand giving the rest of the universe a big middle finger. Can't complain with the artwork at all. In fact, I like it.

A - Hazy and murky orangish-amber to glowing yellow color. Head pours lovely and big leaving behind a big trail of thick lace sticking all over the walls of my pint glass.

S - wonderful fruitiness and citrus notes up front. A fruit punch like sweetness topped with juicy citrus, orange and lemon. This has a nice balance with a cracker to breaded malt backbone as your nose gets a feel for this gem.

T - flavor is absolutely off the charts. Citrus rind, pine resin, a sweet spice, orange, and lemon all swirl around the mouth like throwing coins in a pot of gold. Fruity and sweet in typical fff style while laying a lovely balanced breaded cracker like malt to smooth the experience. Delicious.

M - medium bodied with a grand feel. Thickness is nothing less than expected from 3floyds. Thickness is superb while coating the mouth, something else these guys rock into a pale ale. Just outstanding.

O - not quite as hop forward as Zombie Dust, but in the same tier of quality. Just another Damn great APA from FFF. It's absolutely ridiculous the way these guys do beer. Space Station Middle Finger is one I hope gets bottled every year. I'll buy it every time I see it. It's just another great brew from the guys who do them best.

Photo of mabermud
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer has a nice, burnt orange body. Slick white head. An aroma of light tangerine. A taste of tangerine and background perfume. The feel is okay.

Overall, it is a very nice APA. This would be good on a hot summer day/night.

Photo of Barnoloid
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden hue in color with a firm white head that stays in hand for the first few sips. This is unmistakably a Three Floyds APA - has that often present blend of a smooth mouthfeel with medium body, good maltiness on the back end and a full hop flavor with tropical fruit on the nose. Excellent blend of bitterness with the fruitiness of the hops and a slight sweetness to balance. Everything goes right with this beer, and at 6% I feel it would be no stretch to enjoy a 22oz of this one too.

Photo of dmgeng
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looked at this beer a few times and I figured I would give it a try. I was hoping it would be as good as Permanent Funeral.

A - Nice orange color with course small white head. Light lacing.

S - Very hoppy in the nose. Full of citrus, pineapple, and lighter tropical notes that are quite pleasant.

T - Has the hops from the smell with the tropical fruits on the front. Light complimenting malt flavor but definitely hops. Mild hop bitterness definitely not the typical palate killer that Three F's usually produces.

M - Light to moderate mouth-feel. Has some bitterness and mostly clean on the finish. Mild carbonation.

Overall, a very delicious and flavorful APA from 3F's. Definitely not as strong as most Three Floyd's but great flavor and balance making this beer well worth a try. It's not going to be my go-to beer at $12 for 22 oz, but I did enjoy it quite a lot.

Glass- Imperial pint

Photo of JGam115
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apricots and tree sap for days

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

A. Pours an amber mostly transparent beer with a 1 finger head.

S. Tropical hops with a bready malt characteristics.

T. Backing up the nose tropical hop flavors with a nice malt balance. Very nice flavors and balance. Great grassy aftertaste.

M. Medium body. Nice carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.

O. Very nice beer. Not permanent funeral. But very awesome. Tastes great. Smells nice. Looks good. Good mouthfeel. Like it and will get it again.

Photo of 1424IpA
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer, has some sour notes to it. Worth a try for sure.

Photo of ConradSomm
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Delicous. Never would have guessed ABV was only 6.0%. Drinks much more like a heavy-bodied IPA?

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just a fairly average pale ale. Nothing remarkably good or bad about it.

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Space Station: Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,070 ratings.