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Space Station: Middle Finger | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by AleWatcher on 03-18-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
1,457
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
28.78%
 
 
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135
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This brew was served from the tap at the Three Floyds Brewpub in Munster, Indiana. It arrived in a generic nonic glass, showing a golden amber coloring. It held a one finger head of eggshell colored bubbles, leaving sheets of lacing following moderate retention. This was reproducible, but takes effort. A chill haze was noted, with no sediment. Carbonation appeared mild. The aroma gave nice fruitiness of pineapple, apricot, and kiwi juiciness, with equally as bright grapefruit hops, raw honey, licorice, and mild grassy funkiness. With warmth came generic pale malts, mild cloven phenols, booze, and garbage bag plastics. Our first impression was that the flavoring wasn’t as robust as expected, but as in the nose the fruitiness and mustiness came to a nice blend with the spiciness of the hops. As we sipped, licorice, faint peaty scotchiness, pale toasted malts, herbal hop bitterness, raw mint leaf, and warmed cornbread stuffing started things off. The middle came to a sudden peak with peppery booze, mustiness, spicy herbal hops, Thai basil, scallions, and mineral. Washing through the finish was citric and herbal hops, starchy white rice inclusions, burnt rye toast, and a revival of that herbal leafiness. The aftertaste breathed of licorice, white sugar, those spicy herbal hops, rice, powdered oat, and fresh peapod greenness. The body was medium but chewy, and the carbonation showed big froth, but without much prickle. Each sip gave nice slurp and sip, with hearty cream and froth. The mouth was thus coated, with eventual boozy and herbal pucker. The abv was appropriate, and the drink sipped nicely.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring. This sip started appropriately sweetly, progressing to a full, herbal, bitter, malty, and organically complex flavoring. The finish was particularly interesting, with big starchiness and licorice bite. The latter was also noted in the aroma, adding bitterness there to the otherwise sweetly blended base. The more you drink this beer the better it gets, as the flavoring and sip muddle a bit when cold. This beer will blossom for you closer to cellar temps, and sip very nicely.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DavoleBomb
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a snifter.

4.5 A: Clear orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy off-white head. Retention is very good and about one finger of plentiful, but spotty lacing is left.

4.5 S: Really interesting hop profile going on here. What sticks out first, mainly because it's so surprising, is jasmine. Big grassiness, then herbalness, lemongrass, lemon, and grapefruit. Caramel maltiness pumps up an otherwise neutral malt base.

4.25 T: Taste is less impressive than the nose, but still really good. Again I get a lot of herbalness in the form of jasmine and lemongrass. Lemon and grapefruit follow. Caramel maltiness. Basically it tastes like it smells, but not quite as potent.

4.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy and super smooth.

4.5 D: Really well made pale. Infinitely drinkable due to the calm bitterness and clean malt profile.

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Photo of GoNoles
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of craftaholic
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What a beautiful beer! Smells like pears, citrus, apples and grains. Straight out the gate I'm getting a vegetal fruit pale ale however when I dont I get a strong grain profile. This is quite an interesting brew. This tastes like a poptart!

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Photo of tjk135
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Rch2345
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxT
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Punchy_Munchie
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper color with a thick and creamy head of foamy white. Spotty lacing.
The aroma is tropical fruit and a hint of candied oranges.
Taste of sweet juicy oranges, a touch of mango and a hint of pine. A crisp and nicely bitter finish.
Mouthefeel is medium and well-carbonated.
Tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Afroman
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Ravenz98
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcorn
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 77apm
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Dbrulet
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Beerhunter247
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmcurran
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Rahulpatel
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another really good APA from 3Fs. These guys have this shit to down to a perfect mix of science and art. Able to mix amazing hop profiles with malts that work in harmony.

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Photo of sgn4779
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Space Station: Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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