FU (Forever Unloved) Sandy | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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FU (Forever Unloved) SandyFU (Forever Unloved) Sandy

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Forever Unloved Sandy was brewed as a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts. So far, we’ve donated $75,000 to a variety of local organizations throughout the state to help with the recovery. Think of Sandy as wheat pale ale. It’s hopped with experimental hop ADHA 483, donated by the American Dwarf Hop Association, which has never been used in a beer before this one. Expect a beautiful nose of mangoes, peaches and guavas that will accentuate the beer’s soft mouthfeel and contribute to a truly one-of-a-kind ale.

Added by dbrauneis on 02-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color capped by a two-fingered head; decent lacing action

Smell: Bready, with guava and a hint of pith

Taste: Bready on the base, with some guava and lemon elements building; a bit more pithy through the middle, but the finish is rather mild

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of those beers that lingered so long in my cellar I forgot it was there - likely an extra from a trade long ago; clearly past its prime but I tried to make up for that in the review

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
3.02/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OK. Shared with Peter. Nothing special.

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2.1/5  rDev -46%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nothing there. Not impressed. Perhaps a good summertime beer, but not my thing.

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4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.4/5  rDev +13.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of KTCamm
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/3..pours hazy yellowed gold with white foam ringing. Wheaty tropical fruit nose. A little sweet. Taste is a light wheat ale, fruity, followed by a latent hop bitter that never quite comes out. Good beer, good cause.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tone77
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some notes of wheat. Taste is tart, lemons, wheat, light hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like this beer a lot. Nice hoppy spiced thing going on. Great fruit tones. Extremely easy to drink. Too bad I only got one.

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Trombone69
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I just love this beer. Goes down easy, i.e. "Sessionable" nice interesting hop flavor, without being an over the top bitter hop monster. It breaks my heart to know that it's retired. Maybe Flying Fish will make a similar beer under a different name? Perfect balance and mouth-feel make it great from the first cold sip all the way down to the final finish.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden color with a two finger thick and billowy white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of ring foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is light overall and is of the biggest of a wheat cracker like aroma mixed with a bit of yeast and a moderate showing of some lemongrass smells. Some sweeter orange is there as well rounding out the wheat and lemongrass nicely.

Taste – The taste begins with a wheat and more lemon like taste mixed with a bit of orange citrus. As the taste advances a little bit of a tasted bread flavor comes to the tongue. Along with the toasted bread some of the wheat fades with it being replaced by some flavors of a little bit of yeast and some grassy hop flavors. Toward the end the lemon and grass combined to produce a rather stronger lemongrass flavor and with a little bit of graininess coming to the tongue, a rather dry citrus wheat flavor is left to linger on the tongue

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer one the slightly creamier side for a wheat beer of 6.2 % abv with a carbonation that is on the slightly lower side. While traditionally a higher carbonation and slightly thinner body may be more appropriate, the combination in this beer actually accentuated the wheat and grass over the fruit and overall made for a pretty nice feel.

Overall – A rather easy drinking wheat beer. Nothing exceptional, but a nice drinker none the less.

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FU (Forever Unloved) Sandy from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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