Space Station: Middle Finger | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Space Station: Middle FingerSpace Station: Middle Finger
BA SCORE
92.6%
Liked This Beer
4.18 w/ 1,599 ratings
Space Station: Middle FingerSpace Station: Middle Finger
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
Ranking:
#1,223
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
1,599
Liked:
1,480
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
8.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
442
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 1,599 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lightly honey golden blonde with a pillowy head of 2 fingers. Lace is just phenomenal.

Fantastic aroma of pine and citrus, just tons of fresh orange, grapefruit, and a little bit o' mango.

Flavor is pretty resiny and piney, contrary to the nose. It is very clean though. Suggestions of honey. There's a good quantity of grapefruit here, but it's sadly overshadowed by resins and pine.

Feel is crisp and clean, leaves a slightly oily residue on the tongue and mouth.

Overall, I'd place this somewhere between Alpha King and Zombie Dust. It's decent, especially the nose, but the fruit is lost in a haze of pine and resins and it comes off way more bitter than it is. It's a decent west coast-style IPA, but brewed in Illinois. I love clean, fruity IPA's. This doesn't quite measure up.

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Photo of Grovejr20
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaySchroeder
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just an amazingly great beer. Wonderful zestiness with the hops that have a nice bitterness along with the fruit flavors. A big vertebrae of malt and the distinguished signature freshness that looms in 3 floyds beers. The Feel is great and makes me want more. The more I drink the better it gets. Cheers

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Photo of mattlikesthehops
3.15/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcooper0027
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mjc3151
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheMiddleTeton
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

It's got a great balance of malt and of hops. It's juicy but also hoppy... also malty. It's more than just an alcoholic juice. And damn near better than Zombie Dust. Definitely Zombie Dust's main competitor from Three Floyds. Yum yum, this shit tastes like a head full of gumballs and it's a damn-near perfect beer. A six pack of it shant be regretted.

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Photo of BEER88
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Malty and dry in the back but a good beer.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased 8/15/17 at brewery. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 2F foamy head with good retention. Leaves generous lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a clear medium amber.

S: Tropical and floral notes. Fair amount of malt and earthiness.

T: Follows nose. Malt forward, a little bit of citrus and earth on the back end.

F: Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Solid construction and balance.

O: Very good APA. Better than most.

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

Photo of akirakcat
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Orange-amber color with a thick white head.

Strong whiffs of peach with pineapple as well. Could just make out a malt scent.

Taste opens with little sign of the fruit notes--floral hops and a caramel malt backbone instead. Fruit only comes in at the end with a bitter, mouth-drying citrusy finish that was yet another surprise coming after the malt. Very nice. Another great brew from Three Floyds.

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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 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
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 -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eifster82
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
4/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucBasil
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Space Station: Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92.6% out of 100 with 1,599 ratings
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