This is one my buddy gave me after he ran down that way. It’s one I had never tried before, so I was interested if it lived up to its name.
It does…ish. So this pale ale has a good hop profile, but I personally think the malt backbone is a little too much on this. Now, I’m not one for the malt forward beers, typically. I can, however, appreciate this one. It’s 5.5% ABV with 55 IBUs. While present, I don’t get the bitterness you’d expect with that sort of IBU.
Overall, while it’s not my favorite beer they brew, I can sit and enjoy a few.
“From the dawn of time, humans have looked to the sky for answers. Space Station Middle Finger replies to all from its eternal orbit.”
That’s a quote from the 3 Floyds website. I honestly love this brewery. Unfortunately, it’s not available where I live, so I have to take a road trip (and buy in bulk) anytime I want some. It’s worth it, by the way.
The brewery is located in Munster, IN. It’s a short jaunt off the highway and is located in an industrial park. You definitely have to be looking for it to find it. Every time I’ve stopped in, it’s be a cool atmosphere with great beers flowing. If the crowd size is the sole factor in how good it is, then this place is amazing. It’s always been busy when I’ve stopped in, and in the summer, I’ve waited in lines to get beer to-go. The only downside is the selections they have packaged to go are somewhat erratic at times. You wont always find that ONE beer you’re looking for, but I’ve never had a bad one. Seriously, it’s worth the time to stop in if you’re in the area.
So, Space Station Middle Finger. I honestly had never heard of this beer before I stopped in, and the name alone made me grab a 6-pack (I’ve also had a beer from them called The Big Tiddy Assassin… gotta love the odd names) . It’s an American Pale Ale. There’s enough hop character to know it’s there, but obviously less than IPAs. The IBU’s clock in at 50, which is actually a little high for your standard American Pale. However, this is an easy drinker for sure. This falls in the perfect ABV range for me: 6%. It’s high enough to feel it after a few, but not too high so you wanna tap out after 3 beers. Again, it’s a super easy drinking beer and I could easily kill all 6 in a sitting.
I love 3 Floyds. (I guess I’m a bit of a fanboy)