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
Ratings:
1,584
Reviews:
168
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
436
For Trade:
15
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Photo of nhirsch04
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zanico
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass best by 02/22/18. Pours a very attractive amberish orange, with a very attractive 2 finger white head that leaves loads of lace.

Smell is tangerine, floral, pine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows some tropical flavors and a little bitterness, very pleasant just pretty straight forward.

Mouthfeel is a little bigger than medium, plenty of carbonation, maybe a little dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall this is very nice, but earth shattering not anymore. Thanks @jzeilinger for this one.

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Photo of cwd
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eifster82
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no date that I see on the bottle, but I'm guessing it's from this year's bottling since they just showed up recently in the local area in the past 2-3 weeks. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange-amber. Thin off-white head with persistent sheets of lacing.

Smell: Tropical fruit with a hint of peach.

Taste: Nicely hoppy. Tropical fruit, peach, hint of lemon. Biscuity malt in the middle that is mostly covered by the hops at the beginning and end. The hops at the finish are strongly bitter - mostly citrus rind. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a good carbonation. Some hop oils sticking to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Would be a fantastic beer to look at if more clear/bright. Overall, a good APA which has an interesting hop profile. I found one per evening to be enough though. I wouldn't mind having another one another evening, but not more than one per evening. I think the strong bitter finish wore out my palate a bit.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucBasil
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soxfanben
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Deeds810
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rufus1
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. Firm two finger off white head that finally settles into a patchy rime. Nice lacing.

The nose is ripe peach followed and mixed with mango and floral hopes. Some biscuit notes.

Floral hops hit the palate backed up by a big malt backbone. Caramel notes with a little grassiness. Well balanced. Crisp and refreshing. A little hop bite on the finish. Great job by the brewers.

Medium smooth body. Perfect carbonation.

This is one fine brew. Well balanced flavor that comes across as a diminutive IPA. Earned a spot in my beer cooler.

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Photo of brewtalthrone
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz draft pour into a pint glass shows a dark/dirty orangish, almost amber, colored body and floats a 1/4in medium sized bubbles of head and leaves lacing that begins smaller and begins extending into longer soapy strands as the glass empties.
Aroma is fresh malty goodness that is almost floral. It's similar to the freshness of bedsheets allowed to dry outside on the line.
Flavor is similar but takes that classic Three Floyd's bitter hop turn to close.
Mouthfeel is medium and clean.
Overall a very well done APA, despite the name.

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Photo of gutbuster
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkyer
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of addiwilliams
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrJuengling
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. Clear deep orange. Smells of very bright tangerine hops. Tastes of tangerine also. Very bright citrus. Biscuit malt. Aggressive bitterness cuts a little bit of sweetness. Medium light. Very good.

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Photo of travelguy
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Space Station: Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 1,584 ratings.
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