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
Ranking:
#1,360
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
1,640
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
459
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 1,640 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/7/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy golden orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, apricot, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an awesome American pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Never overly aggressive. Really great mix of juicy, dank, and vibrancy on hops; with a nice balancing malty backbone. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Feldpausch
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 09-25-17

L- The beer pours a slightly hazy golden orange. The head is robust 2 and a half fingers of off white. The head recedes to a large island and the lacing is excellent.
S-The nose is dominated by a sweet citrus of moderate strength.
T-Like the nose the citrus is the dominant aspect. The sweetness in the nose is nicely balanced with a moderate piney bitterness.
F- The mouthfeel is slick and medium overall allowing the flavors to linger on the tongue long after the swallow.
O-The beer isn't overly complex or intense in flavor, but it is very drinkable and enjoyable. I'd happily purchase it again.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$ 14.16 (Including tax)/six pack of 12 oz bottles ($ 0.197/oz) at Chalet Party Shoppe, Midbury, IN.
Bottled 9-6-17. Stored in cooler at shop, then in my 42 degree reefer. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Pine. The initial coniferous aroma fades and is replaced by a slightly dank odor as the beer warms.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.2 cm, aggressive pour), off white low-density head, average retention, diminishing to a three mm ring with lacing from ring’s initial retraction and a heaped rocky partial layer.
Lacing – Good. Wide band of tiny to medium bubbles.
Body – Orange, cloudy.
Flavor – The pine from the nose is absent but a distinct dank oniony flavor is present. Allowing it to warm in my mouth only makes it warmer. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.

Impression: A passable dank IPA. Certainly not my favorite 3F product.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.5.

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

Photo of themayorkoch
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdriley10
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pdurm33
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been ages since I had a beer from Three Floyds as they haven't distributed to New Jersey in years. This was one of two of their offerings that I traded for a recently over at Other Half and it certainly didn't disappoint, although there wasn't anything particularly memorable about it...except for that crazy-ass label!

Not a bad pour to this as the beer poured a nice golden hue with plenty of head and a good amount of lacing left behind once I started to work my way through it. The rings were thick and stiff as the foam never quite settled down on top of the liquid. Soapy with lemon and herbal notes, the aroma wasn't strong but certainly had a unique profile. Grass, dank vegetables, and floral notes followed up in the taste but this seemed so mellow that it came across as a light take on an English Pale Ale. A nice resin slickness was left behind as a metallic, tangerine aftertaste softly came in and faded away before the next sip.

Not strong or weak, this was nicely balanced with a light body and bitterness that kept this pretty unassuming. Not a bad beer but there could have been more going on here, so that the liquid would be more in alignment with the gesture on the bottle!

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Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of mmoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eammon1920
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just bottled. 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, but it's way better than Alpha.

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Photo of Grovejr20
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RaySchroeder
5/5  rDev +19.9%
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 -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcooper0027
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Space Station Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,640 ratings
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