1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Space Station: Middle Finger - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Space Station: Middle FingerSpace Station: Middle Finger

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

948 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 948
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 98
Gots: 173 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 948 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigclydeoliver
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Tyler_m
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IronTom
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoneTSR
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Bright orange and crystal clear. The head is nearly perfectly white and lingers for about 30 seconds. When it falls a few wisps cover the surface while a patchy lacing clings to the back of the glass.

SMELL: I could smell this one as soon as I popped the top. Unsurprisingly, this reeks of hoppy deliciousness; pine, flowers, a touch of grass, lemon, orange, grapefruit and a little tropical fruit. Basically everything good hops might smell like are showcased here.

TASTE: Apparently there is a lot of grass on the Space Station, cause it’s all over this one. A little orange, pine and tropical fruit provide just enough sweetness to balance out all that bitter grass, grapefruit and lemon.

MOUTHFEEL: Given the complexity of this beer I expected something much more balanced, but this has just barely enough sweetness to keep it from tipping over the edge. It remains dry and almost puckeringly bitter through and through. Medium to slightly bigger in body, this drinks a lot bigger than it is.

OVERALL: Like I just said, this drinks like a much bigger beer than it actually is. I would be very happy if every 6%, hoppy beer felt and tasted like this.

Photo of swgwilt
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRFounder
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmeinz
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 SkyyNapalm
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of st9647v3
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Bencooper27
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of lolblackmamba
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of FalconOne
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tedvr
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Golden orange with a nice creamy head. Wonderful hoppy smell. Extremely well balanced between the hops and the malt. Great finish. Three Floyds beers seem to have a dance between the hops and malt tastes and neither is overbearing, but work well together. Great beer!

Photo of jtransel
4/5  rDev -5%

Space Station: Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.