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Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer

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387 Ratings
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 64
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into my Spiegelau glass. Light golden yellow with foamy white head. Malty sweetness on the nose with some citrus and fruit. It's not faint either, it's very in-your-face. Taste is not at all what you'd expect from a wheat beer. At 46 IBU this is basically a pale ale with wheat malt as the base. There's a lot of wheat in the front with a good amount of citrus and tropical fruit to go along with it. This is an IPA lover's wheat beer. Mouthfeel is pretty good, I'd say it needs more carbonation though. Other than that this is the perfect summer beer. Light, hoppy, and very sessionable.

Serving type: can

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While not a fan of wheat beers, this was a pleasant surprise. A great combination of fruity-hoppiness and the smooth drinkability of wheat-type beers. It has a sweet floral aroma (i.e. smell). At a couple ticks below 5% ABV it is very crushable (i.e. sessionable). I can see why it's classified as a 'wheat pale ale'.

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
93 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.