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 LambicPentameter:
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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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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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FU (Forever Unloved) Sandy from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 199 ratings