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
  35
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: 31 | Ratings: 199
Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, just delivered to my store today (7-5-13). I had a sample of this at AC Beerfest, where they had it designated for a VIP area, but since I know the brewery rep and owner I was offered a sample. Now I get to try it in full for myself.
Poured into a Ommegang Game Of Thrones goblet/snifter glass.

AP: Pale gold and straw yellow colour, initial 1" foamy white head settles to about 1/4" with decent lacing on the side of the glass.

AR: Now this is what I missed out on at AC Beerfest only getting a sample. The hops smack your olfactory senses right where they live. I am liking this, a lot. Green dank piney hops, like wet pine cones after a Summer rain. Some grapefruit with biscuit and wheat malts as well. After several more whiffs I also detect some fleshy fruits like passion fruit, tangerine and papaya.

T: Similar to the nose, though the hops are the main focus of this beer and they are well done. In the flavour the hops are more grassy and vegetal with a nice grapefruit kiss. On the aftertaste I get some orange and lemon. The wheat/malt base makes for a good backbone and doesn't get overwhelmed by the hops. It's not exactly balanced as the hops profile wins out, but it doesn't dominate either. Nicely done.
M: Light carbonation, fairly crisp on the tongue, not too dry but somewhat palate cleansing.
OV: I really enjoy this beer. It's solid, not mind blowing, but very nicely done. Now that Flying Fish is in the new bigger brewery, I hope they add this to their rotation even if it's only a couple times a year they bottle/release it. Definitely would grab some every time they brewed it. Good job, Andy, and thanks!

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alot of hype about this brew a few months back and now I am glad Flying Fish decided to rebrew and bottle it for distribution. Two local bottle shops were sold out already after just being released this past week. But I was lucky to find some elsewhere.

Poured into a tulip a straw yellow color and slightly hazy. Big frothy two fingered heading that leaves good lacing and ringlets throughout . Bubbles slowly drift upward from the bottom to the surface making it look like a lava lamp. Slowly the heading gets dimmer and dimmer and doesn't leave much marking at all. Kind of turns flat in the finish.

Nose consists of melon,grapefruit, papaya. Some grass and a touch of sugary sweetness.

Taste same as the nose very nice tropical fruit flavors that makes the mouth water. A little touch of wheat grain husk in the middle and finishes very bitter and grassy. Subtle sugary kick of alcohol.

Mouth is light bodied, great carbonation. excellent balance. Not too watery or chewy just about a dead even draw.

Overall tremendous beer. I am so glad Flying Fish rebrewed this for others to get a taste of this delightful summer brew. Now if we can only get them to rebrew that exit 11. Anyway highly rated and a most try !

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a pint

A yellow body with some orange overtones. A huge two+ finger cap billows up to fill the glass and falls slowly. Raindrop pattern as it falls. The nose is of sweet toasted malt, grass, wheat, caramel, mango, grapefruit, and peach. Very light nose, balanced between malt and hops. On the palate, this guy rolls in smooth. Soft tropical fruit up front before a rush of caramel, wheat, and toasted biscuit through the middle. The finish is pretty much all hops. Grapefruit, peach, mango, and orange all collide in a juicy sweetness before mild bitterness sweeps in for the kill. This is a damn fine Pale Wheat. Nice hop punch without being overbearing. Delicate and flavorful in all the right places.

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Photo of ESeab
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Golded, lingering head, not hazy

S- Not getting to much aroma, stuffy nose

T - Nice hop presence, not much of a wheat taste, well balanced. Getting a bit of every taste, floral, citrus, pine, lemon, orange.

M - Incredibly smooth with perfect carbonation. Moderate stickyness, crisp.

O- Great beer, the amount of hops makes this beer very unique considering its wheat. Glad Igot to have a few imperial pints.

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Photo of Gavage
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: yellowish orange in color with a 1" head that lingers around a while before falling to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: grassy with some soft fruit tones and a bit of bitterness.

Taste: grainy malt with some grassy tones, wheat, lemon zest, tropical fruitiness, and a moderate bitterness create a well balanced and flavorful beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish with a bit of dryness late. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: this was a very easy to drink beer. Very approachable for even those that drink more mainstream beers.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Texas Arizona in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with some orange highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall off white head that reduces to large patch of very thin film and thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are light aromas of wheat and caramel malt with moderate to strong tropical/mango/peach and grapefruit/citrus hops.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of wheat with a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Moderate to strong hop flavors with tropical/peach/mango/guava over slightly lesser grapefruit/citrus. Light amounts of bitterness which fade rather quickly.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slight acidity and light dryness towards the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink. The alcohol is well hidden in this beer. Very enjoyable mouthfeel and quite refreshing. All for a good cause.

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