Space Station: Middle Finger - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,163
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 127
Gots: 266 | FT: 6
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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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 Tilly
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Nice beer quite along the 3Floyds line.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a crystal clear copper body with a thick beige creamy head that last and last. There is a full herbal unripe citrus aroma even during the pour. The taste has more spicy hop flavor with some nice big green herbal flavor and a green citrus pith finish, although it is not bitter or even pungent for the most part. There is some tropical fruit notes as it opens and a lime hop flavor in the finish. The creamy mouthfeel has a hop boosting crisp fizz. This has nice full hops that are big but not punishing. Very easy to drink many of these. delicious.

Photo of joeseppy
4.8/5  rDev +14%

Yellow to a golden pour with a generous two inch head that lasts awhile.

Tropical fruit medley. Mild dank hop and sweet malt.

Tropical blend juice rush. Hop leaf lays on the tongue while the sugars fall to the sides. One juicy mother trucker.

Got a creamy side to it. Perfect bitterness hangs around. Abv is damn fine.

I'm about speechless. Outstanding! Tremendously tremendous!

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- Golden copper with bone white head that sticks to the edges of the glass
S - Pine, Resin, Hops!, floral
T - Im not sure if I'm tasting this right... bottled within the past 2 weeks, but not what I was expecting. Piney hops on the front and back, but lots of malt/corn/earthiness in the middle. Some floral on the end. Either super complex or I have some other strange stuff gonig on.
M- Healthy fullness. Not some super think APA.
O - Not what I was expecting for the taste. The smell is similar to a mix of Pride and Joy with Alpha King, but I get that earthiness in the flavor. Good.

Photo of WoodBrew
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. Very smooth and well balanced....definitely sessionable. The beer poured a copper orangish color with frothy egg shell head that is leaving a very nice lace. The scent carries pine and slight tangerine peel. The taste is very good. There is bitterness through the draw, but finishes slightly sweet....then a tangerine bitterness leaves one wanting more. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. This is a great beer and I will look for more.

Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev -5%

Light gold and clear. Active carbonation and a frothy head. Lots of cascading lace.

Lilac and mango aroma. Caramel and bready malts.

It's a little more malty than most Three Floyd pale offerings, but it brings a nice balance. Bready with a slight bitterness. Floral and herbal to go along with the mango.

Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel.

A very nice pale ale with good balance. The aroma is a little muted but good flavor.

Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Pours a light amber orange with a nice bubbly two finger head. Leaves pretty white lacing all the way down the pint glass.

Pineapple, cantaloupe, and citrus are very abundant in the nose.

I really dig the cantaloupe I get in this, I'm a huge fan of cantaloupe, but very nice sticky hop resin and citrus to note as well. And cucumber, delicious cucumber.

Mouthfeel is sticky and resiny hop goodness.

Overall this is a fantastic APA...an imperial version would be lovely though ;)

Photo of Thurgoft
4.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into an imperial pint from the tap at the Three Floyd's brewpub.

What a wonderful surprise from FFF I stumbled upon on a whim with a buddy for lunch. Saw it on the menu and hadn't heard of it so thought I'd give it a try.

Pours a yellow amber with an inch of white head. Good bit of lacing on the glass.

Smells absolutely DELICIOUS. Orange, lemon, tropical mango, pineapple and an interesting tartness in the nose. I could sit and smell this beer all day.

Taste is incredible as well. Follows the nose almost perfectly with just a touch of malt to keep it grounded. The tartness melds with the bitterness from the hops really well. Not too bitter at all. Finishes with tartness and fruitiness inviting you to take another sip.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and a medium body. Extremely satisfying going down.

An absolutely amazing to drink. Sits right there with Zombie Dust maybe even better honestly. Wish I could have taken a growler (or two or three...) If you're a Three Floyd's fan and you live near the pub do yourself a favor and make a trip to try this beer. Hopefully this'll become a regular production beer.

Photo of kylemcgowan01
3.26/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Too me it was just kind of ehh. Not a lot of hops

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 emerge077
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draft pint at the Map Room, review from notes.

Saturated orange glistening in the light, set off by long drippy entrails of visceral lace patterns. Lasting coverage, bright clarity with occasional trails of rising carbonation visible.

Aroma is equal parts lush greenery, dried apricot, and pale malt.

Taste is more fruit forward with the dried apricot flavor at first, a pale malt middle and a long lasting resiny bitterness in the aftertaste. A light fruity sweetness up front dovetails nicely into the bitter hop resiny finish. Easy drinking, would get this again anytime.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 03/24/2015. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like mostly like pine and citrusy (oranges, citrus peel) hops, along with some bready malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like pine and citrusy (citrus peel, mango, tropical fruit) hops, grainy/bready malt and a bit of spicy hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. It's also smooth and goes down easy. I thought this was a pretty good APA, I'd like to try this one again in the future. $9.99 a bomber.

Photo of Rutager
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big fat wet thank you to steasy66 for the porch exploder!! So much hops and county of the bourbon and more.

Appearance. Pours a rich amber-gold with over a finger of thick, sticky looking ivory head that leaves some thick ass lacing behind. Really outstanding looking.

Smell. Papaya, lemons and oranges, a touch of honey and faint caramel malts.

Taste. Sweet oranges and tropical fruits, cedar and caramel malts, a little pine and bitter citrus rind.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. Great stuff. The hops seem familiar but different.

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 DerekCarruth
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really good Pale from FFF. One of my favorite Pales.

Photo of smakawhat
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a 4oz. taster at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC. From notes.

Big rings of lacing while drinking this brew, creamy white coating and unbreakable. Light gold to bronze amber body and fairly clear in appearance, and some visible carbonation but small. Very nice.

Nose opens up with juicy melon and cantaloupe like aromas. Hints of tropical and light bodied hop front citrus as well. A real smorgasborg in there, with once a gain juicy palate sensing, and fruit chewy character. Simple, not booming, but solid.

Palate hits with great juicy feel. Large melon and juice, with light bitterness and pine on the finish. There's some tight carbonation at play here as well which brings in more classic Three Floyd's feeling fun!

Overall another wonderful pale ale from these guys, they know pale ale and make just fantastic examples. Real easy drinking as well to boot.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 10/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 92/100


Very floral and mild IPA, I think it's actually a pale... But is more like a very mild and enjoyable IPA. Has a nice hop profile that you can enjoy without being too 'hop heavy' or abrasive. Some great malt tones and a bit Of a creamy feel. Very delicious~

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of biscuity malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of biscuit malts and has some faint hints of tropical fruit hops, particularly mangos, which contribute a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a refreshing change of pace compared to most APAs as it isn't dominated by hops.

Serving type: bottle

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

22 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 09/17/2014 printed on the label. Another new beer to me from Three Floyds, acquired at the local beer store.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a cloudy bright golden orange, with about two fingers of frothy off-white head that leaves behind good thin scattered strands of lacing. Some active carbonation and some sediment visible in the glass. Looks pretty nice. 4

S - An interesting aroma, to be sure - floral, almost lightly musty, fruity in a fuzzy peachy / apricot sort of way. A pleasant and inviting aroma. 4

T - Taste follows the nose - floral, fruity, peaches / apricots, a bit of sweetened maltiness. Nicely balanced and flavorful. 4

M - The feel is good - mildly bitter, piney, and resinous on the finish. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. 4

Overall, a nice pale ale from Three Floyds. Simple in it's approach, but an interesting take on the style.

Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger -----4/5.

Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear orange, some carbonation, one finger head.

S-Very earthy, pine, grass, some malt and a nice sharp hop bite.

T-Similar to the nose, harsh (in a good way) hop notes, pine, grass with nice bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, nice hop resins as well.

O-Another good APA from FFF, it doesn't hold a candle to ZD but it is still a yummy one. Love when they bottle more of their stuff.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Triple Digit Tulip. Fairly clear with a slight haze. There is a solid 3 fingers of very well-sustained dense foam on top. An impressive-looking beer. Very slow dissipation of the head leaves some very heavy, clumpy lacing. The nose has plenty of ripe oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and sticky green pine needles.

Good solid feel, medium body, and a pretty well-balanced flavor that tends just a bit towards sweet. Nice toasted malt up front gets accented by lemony hops, leaving a tea-like flavor. More hops develop across the palate, but this beer never crosses over into IPA territory like Zombie Dust does. This one remains staunchly in the pale ale camp and keeps the hops under control. It does tend to die a bit on the back of the palate though, and the finish is a bit bland.

Just about the time I think this brewery is becoming over-rated and that I should stop trying new beers of theirs, this one hits. Very, very solid pale ale. Drinkable, but plenty of flavor. A nice pale ale, but no more. It's certainly not the Zombie Dust killer some BAs billed it as. Would be a good buy in a ten-buck-six-pack, but this beer is overpriced in a ten-buck-bomber.

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 MasterfulIdiot
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass. The liquid is a hazy orange, and the pour kicks up a thick three-finger off-white head that lingers for several minutes and leaves lots of lace on the way down.

Aroma is lemony citrus, candied oranges, kind of sour, with a hint of a grainy malt backbone. Not particularly strong, but it does smell good!

Flavor has all the lemony citrus from the nose, plus some piney resin and a carmelized sweetness contributed by the malts. The finish is almost minty, and black pepper spicy, with a moderate-to-high amount of bitterness. The aftertaste is candied citrus.

Mouthfeel is very creamy, with a high level of carbonation to cut through it. Really well-done.

Overall, a solid and well-done pale ale, but not my favorite by any means. Thanks to batfireman for including it as an extra.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Poured into nonic pint. Huge head and golden color. Big sweet candy hop aromas. ..fresh hop and a tad hint of yeast. Taste is smooth crisp pale malt with a big candy hop flavor...some earthy hop as well maybe? Its dry but a little thin and somewhat bitter mouthfeel. Overall a great ipa ... well worth a detour to have a pint.

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Space Station: Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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