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:
1,577
Reviews:
165
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
431
For Trade:
14
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Ratings: 1,577 |  Reviews: 165
Photo of Blackop555
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange gold. Foamy, short, white head fades fast.

Smells citrus, malt, fruit, light pine, light floral.

Tastes citrus and bready malt nice balance. Light herbal and earthiness and pine. Finish is dry with a short citrus peel linger. Medium body and fizzy lower medium carbonation

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Photo of madelf66
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Traditional golden straw color, fairly carbonated but head is lacking. Aroma carries bright citrus upfront with plenty of floral hops playing a supporting role (Amarillo). A little chalky yeast as well. Taste starts with a grapefruit / citrus flavor, and doesn't go forward much from there. Malt bill doesn't add much, and the hop varietal is limited (there is Citra upfront, but the rest is almost straight Simcoe). It is on the more aggressively hopped side as per FFF's style, but not as abrasive as some of their beers. Body is just a tad thin. Solid beer but not much depth.

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Photo of Nctide
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Onenote81
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertunes
2.89/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to Grizzarky for this one, from NBS BIF #5. 12oz bottle poured into 12oz flared tulip. Bottled on 2/7/17. Poured a lightly hazy golden amber color, with about a half inch of off-white head that had good lacing and moderate retention.

The aroma was dominated by a bubblegummy sweetness. There was a very light grain aroma in the background, and not much hop presence. The bubblegum wasn't notable on the tongue, but the rest of the olfactory aspects were about the same on the palate. Nothing particularly notable, flavorwise.

The body was smooth and even, fairly typical for the style. Drinkability was decent, but the lack of personality makes one ask why they're bothering. Overall, not terrible, but not really notable either. I suspect that this is a beer that sells just on its name. The brewery probably sells a fair number of T-shirts with the label art.

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Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SWOhio-aquifer
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

surprised to see it in the local college beat neck mart. well, yeah they have a great beer selection surprisingly but didn't think 3 was in ohio with the sixers.

so that is good. took a gamble. cause I wasnt privy on this one from floyds. new I guess. and yeah a gamble cause floyds is so dam pricey.

good clean smell. bitterness up front on this one. malt coming in behind the hop..love the smell. it is super fresh. brewed 2.27.17. wondering how it got here so quick.

some apricot smells. not super floral like zombie. need to let it warm a bit here...pause...

its missing something... but maybe not cause its a pale. and falls into that realm.

good approaching great as it should for the price. not quite zombie perfection though..

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Photo of Mark2009
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours out a mixture of yellow and orange. 3/4" of white head, ample retention especially when considering the high amount of hops in this one. And that is apparent on the first whiff. Plenty aromatic, all the usual descriptors, citrus, tropical, pine, green, lush.

Taste, nice light bodied, relatively dry pale toasted malt backbone, ample juicy hops with tempered bitterness. Basically this is elite level pale ale stuff. Carbonation on point. Quaffable and easy to do so. Caramel malt aspect is minimal. Really the only downside to this beer is its bomber format. Put it in a 6 pack and charge $2-$2.50 a 12oz bottle and I'm upping my score.

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Photo of Hackattack
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Space Station Middle Finger by FFF is much like Zombie Dust but a bit smoother and less bitter in taste...lots of flavor. Pours a 1 finger head with a bit of lacing down the glass. Nice hops touch that is not overbearing and a hint of sweet malts in there. Now my new favorite FFF selection. This is new to me as it was not offered before where I have shopped for beer. Now I can get it at my local liquor store at $11.48 a six-pack. Since the FFF brewery is 40 minutes away from where I live I can get their stuff fresh. This six-pack was only 1 week old!

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Photo of vikingpillager
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally, Space Station Middle Finger is relatively available in six-packs in my local grocery store, and I am so happy! As others have mentioned, FFF kills it with their pale ales. Perfect balance between malt and hops. SSMF isn't as good as Zombie Dust, nor is it as good in the bottle as it is on tap at the brewery, but it's an excellent alternative to ZD and will stay in the rotation. Also good for people who like Gumballhead.

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

12 oz Bottled 2/7/17
Poured a hazy copper with an inch of whitehead that left heavy sticky lacing.
Aroma is of sweet fruity candy, orange peel, light pine and resin.
Taste is big juicy citrus, and grapefruit, on a cracker like malt base.
Feel is spot on for a hop forward pale. Enough malts to keep for a solid medium body but not so much to mute the hop profile.
Overall a very enjoyable and very crushable APA showcasing citrus hops.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a beer I have had regular access to for years, but always passed at $10 @ 22oz. It's in 12 oz bottles now.
3 Floyds Space Station Middle Finger 6% 50 IBU pale ale bottled 2/14/17. Yellow/gold in color with little head but great lacing. Smells good with a vague fruit aroma. Tastes great. 3 Floyds always gets the malt & hop package right on their pales. Perfect balance. Citrus rind, earthy flavors, and tropical fruit all come out in this. Mouthfeel is full but not sweet. Overall, this is an outstanding pale and in a much more economical package to buy or trade. Recommend

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Photo of ChrisDolan74
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply enjoyed the beer.

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Photo of jgarvis
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Space Station: Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 1,577 ratings.
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