FU (Forever Unloved) Sandy
Flying Fish Brewing Company

FU (Forever Unloved) SandyFU (Forever Unloved) Sandy
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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 12.34%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
199
From:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  34
SCORE
85
Very Good
FU (Forever Unloved) SandyFU (Forever Unloved) Sandy
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'll go ahead and do the hack thing and write about my sandy experience. I can not complain all that much as I only lost power for a week but the most surreal thing that was most likely under reported (and totally surreal) was the gas lines... forget cars (like setting my alarm for 3am to go and get gas)... the human gas lines... hundreds deep holding gas cans and cars strewn all over the damn place on the parkway and somewhat on the turnpike, it was something I will never forget aside of course from all the physical/flood damage not to far from me and locally. anyway, to the beer, I hope it knocks my power out...

eyes...
2 full fingers of tide hitting the beach sounding foam, craggy rock like foam formations, super clear straw color with just a hint of orange, pretty good streams of carbonation (maybe only a cat 2 in that department), the head fizzles out pretty quickly, not very inspiring here

nose...
an interesting mix of brown herbal euro type hop with strong tropical notes, subtle hints of pine are scurrying around in there as well, there is also a lemony effervescence present, nice

taste etc...
fruity with a lemony finish, mild bittering with a smooth finish, delightful carbonation (really keeps it light and easy drinking), medium body that satisfies but does not weigh you down, not delicious but devilishly tasty, it has just enough of everything, a great brew to sit outside on the deck on an august night... er, like tonight! the ABV has a nice little kick also, this does sort of remind me of exit 16 a little, but that is not a bad thing at all, nice brew!

verdict?
wheat pale ale ? ... to me this is like a pale ale with that nice crisp refreshing bite of a wheat without the wheat flavor, it retains the hop character of an APA but has more of a wheat pop, a nice combo, well played

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Photo of Trombone69
4.8/5  rDev +26%
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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OK. Shared with Peter. Nothing special.

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FU (Forever Unloved) Sandy from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 199 ratings