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Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer

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92
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463 Ratings
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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 69
Gots: 41 | 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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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-03-2014 19:21:41 | More by IrishColonial
More User Reviews:
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +9.6%

This stuff is dope as hell. Super hoppy; tropical as shit, bursting with mango, tangerine, passion fruit, guava, & load upon load of wet, weedy, mildly dank hops. Crisp body, drying finish from the wheat.

Reminds me of a miniature Alpine Nelson that you can smash all day with a little less of a hop presence but substantial punctuality given the lower ABV. I'm comparing the Zr1 to a Z06, here.

This blows Gumballhead out of the water by a light-year or two. It isn't even close. If this is available to you & you aren't drinking it, get your head checked, son.

05-28-2014 19:11:50 | More by tectactoe
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Bignick254


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

08-14-2014 05:23:13 | More by Bignick254
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-30-2014 01:28:05 | More by warnerry
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77apm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-16-2014 05:55:18 | More by 77apm
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-13-2014 19:31:02 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-27-2014 23:03:10 | More by mctizzz
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-24-2014 19:23:17 | More by aquazr1
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ehammond1


3.86/5  rDev -7%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear light golden. Nice collar of white foam atop. Moderate, spotted stick down the glass.

Sweet, juicy citrus leads the way--the aroma, especially as the beer warms, seems to have a pineapple presence to it. Very nice and quite appropriate for the style.

Moderate bitterness, pineapple fruit character lent from the hops, mild sweet, biscuit malt character as well. Exceptionally drinkable.

Thinner-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Good enough, though a bit thin and a touch watery.

Tasty low-ABV pale. Very drinkable.

07-29-2013 15:06:40 | More by ehammond1
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-12-2014 13:58:49 | More by Mantooth
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welcome2jb


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-04-2014 00:20:07 | More by welcome2jb
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

What's this California can trend where they are loading up some great beers into 16 ounce pounders. A proper pint in a can, this innovative wheat beer from California has been on my radar and a great beer/cigar guy named David Ford aka deford sent me a couple of cans along with other Cali canned craft creations...that's alliteration my friends.

Pours a hazed golden orange glowing hue with bright white head forming thick and creamy with even banded lacing left between each sip. The awesome Modern Times font on that big white background on the 16 ounce pounder can is just makes me want to try more beer from them.

Aroma they dry hopped this one using Amarillo and Citra hops, guess what it smells like? Tropical fruit, citrus notes, sharp wheat, a touch of coconut or something rather interesting that I've never smelled in a beer before. A bit of sulfur or some component of fermentation is in there as well.

Flavor bright citric notes, wheat malts, expressive tropical fruit accents. Not as hoppy bitter as it would seem, linger hop resins but the dry hopping must have left the bitterness out. Crushed aspirin, wheat malt, soft finish. Unique beer across the board incredibly drinkable built for pounder cans weighs in at 46 IBUs and about 4.5% abv.

Mouthfeel creamy slightly resinous hop oils on the palate. Even flowing carbonation each sip is that much better...I'm really enjoying a can of this beer.

Overall, well done ale made in San Diego canned in a pounder variant, and tastes pretty freakin' good.

06-30-2014 22:12:28 | More by WVbeergeek
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NickyT

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-10-2014 19:45:50 | More by NickyT
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01001111

California

4.69/5  rDev +13%

A: Straw nectar.

S: Mango, banana, tropical fruits, isopropyl.

T: Mango, wheat, floral and bitter hop qualities, and a bit of grassy, yeast funk.

M: Light yet full. Refreshing juice.

O: A go-to summer beer and a bit of a grower. For a standard beer that doesn't aim to be over the top, Fortunate Islands is best in style.

02-24-2014 03:25:34 | More by 01001111
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-05-2014 19:56:34 | More by Zonian1
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-26-2014 01:38:07 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-04-2014 02:23:53 | More by Adkins1203
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CLCardinal84

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-13-2014 17:15:44 | More by CLCardinal84
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-21-2014 00:28:20 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2014 06:09:34 | More by ste5venla
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-04-2014 22:57:42 | More by mdaschaf
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-19-2013 15:05:58 | More by Varkias41
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Tuckersmth

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-18-2014 21:39:46 | More by Tuckersmth
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GetMeAnIPA

California

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%

Can poured into my pint tulip glass.

Clear orange color with good amount of bubbles streaming up. Nice creamy head. The aroma is amazing. Juicy tropical and sweet. It makes me just want to dive into the glass and imagine I am on a tropical island. Super drinkable with a light body but has a slight bitter bite. I could drink the whole four pack and not even know it.

I love citra hops and this is a good one to get my fix.

01-19-2014 20:32:49 | More by GetMeAnIPA
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jworkman

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-17-2014 00:15:15 | More by jworkman
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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
92 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.