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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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 200
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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to BA SammyJaxxxx for tossing this in on a recent trade. Enjoyed while tailgating for Kansas City Renaissance Festival 2013 and poured out of a brown 750 mL bottle into a plastic solo cup because it's better than drinking out of the bottle. No dating that I can make out on the bottle.

Appearance - Amber golden body with ample haze and a nice fluffy finger and a half head with some pocking. Retention is quite good, leaving light lacing residue in places on the side of the cup.

Smell - Very fruity, with melon, cucumber, and tropical fruit in addition to some light citrus characteristics.

Taste - Quite tropical, much like the smell, but more subdued. Now, there is also a grassy, pine-like bitterness accompanying the fruity phenols. I also get some of the wheat grain, which gives the fruit element a little more heft.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and with moderate carbonation. Refreshing, and with a slightly bittersweet finish.

Overall, a bit different tasting from most APWAs I've had in the past. I've had some that were pretty hop forward, but those have seemed to be on the citric side of things. This one is much more tropical and sweet. Not bad at all, but there are likely others I would reach for first.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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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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3.24/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CassinoNorth
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a relatively large head with an average pour. Not much retention but lacing is nice. Nice pale golden wheat look to it. Really nice looking beer.

Smell: Another hoppy example from Flying Fish, this almost reminds me of a timid Exit 16 on the nose. Still has that big melon/grapefruit/papaya nose that I love with a little more subtlety.

Taste: Exactly what I want from a pale wheat. Hops up front with a subtle hop bitterness. Easy drinking for down the shore. This reminds me of summer. Mild bitterness but a very balanced hop flavor to finish

Overall, I hope they continue to bottle this, I'll be buying it up as much as possible.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very pale yellow body. Big white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Mild hop aroma. Lightly citrusy. Kinda fruity. Light grain.

Taste - Light grain up front. Kinda fruity. Mild hop flavor. Very light bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Drinkable. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not all that exciting, but a nice drink.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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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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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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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%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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FU (Forever Unloved) Sandy from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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