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Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer

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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 72
Gots: 43 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fortunate Islands shares the characteristics of an uber-hoppy IPA and an easy drinking wheat beer. A massive dose of Citra and Amarillo hops gives it a blastwave of tropical hop aromatics: mango, tangerine, and passionfruit all leap out of the glass. Brewed with 60% wheat malt, Fortunate Islands also has the mild, nutty malt backbone, reasonable ABV, and restrained bitterness to make it an outstanding session beer.

(Beer added by: Pecan on 07-11-2013)
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

Thanks to grze for hooking up the tulip and an array of cans...enjoyed from said modern times tulip.

a - brew pours a semi transparent tan amber with a generous frothy IPA like head that never fully leaves, and leaves spotty lace in its wake.

s - nose is a burst of tropical hop. Rich and lush.

t/m/o - a wheat beer? Whatchya talkin about Willis? This is a west coast hop bomb, not a wheat beer. Really flavorful but not overdone like some west coasts can be. Really tastefully done, really easy drinking and refreshing. I wish I could get this locally. Great beer!

cosmicevan, Sep 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

This beer pours from a 16oz can (thanks for brining it cross country L!) and is a clear golden straw color. There is almost no foam here, what little there is almost completely dissipates within a few seconds of pouring this beer. The nose is nice and light citrus, mostly grapefruit and some small amounts of peach. The flavor here is a gentle grapefruit up front, but not in an intense (read DIPA) way. This fruit is followed quickly by a slight bit of hop bitterness, it does not linger and the aftertaste is a nice refreshing wheat beer. This beer is light, fruity, refreshing, and not overly crisp. There is some nice malt notes here (especially on the aftertaste) that balance the hops and fruit.

This is a beer that I can only dream about having regular access too. My god its good!

Bowdoinbeerboy, Sep 16, 2014
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no canning date. poured into a pilsener glass

A- pours a clear golden color with only a small haze, foamy and fluffy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind 4

S- loads of tropical citrus notes jump out immediately with an emphasis on tangerine, mango & passionfruit. Underlying toasted malt with wheat on the back end. The tropical fruit aroma is out of this world 4.5

T- the tropical hoppy notes continue through to the taste; fresh tangerine juice, mango, guava, even a little bit of pineapple. There's a nice toasted wheat malty background that rounds out the tropical hop notes and gives great balance, toasted malt on the finish with more tangerine on the linger 4.5

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthful, eventually finishing smooth and crisp 4.25

O- One of the best session beers I've ever had. The tropical fruity hop notes shine, despite being less than 5% ABV. The toasted wheat finish balances it nearly perfectly 4.5

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
92 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.