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Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.4%


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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zookerman182

Alabama

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a golden yellow color with a one finger head.
Aroma is amazing, with tropical fruit and citrus.
Flavor is well balanced and simple. Citrus, mango, peach, pineapple.
Not as bitter as some but still enjoyable.
Mouthfeel is is nice, doesn't leave any memorable lingering flavors but that's tough to accomplish.
This beer surprised me, very pleasant...my only con is its abv is sub 5%.

Serving type: can

12-02-2013 02:15:13 | More by zookerman182
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DrChadly

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-17-2014 03:45:08 | More by DrChadly
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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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N_Schleret

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cloudy light golden color with a 1 1/2 finger head that dissipates slowly, good lacing.
S: Tropical fruits with pineapple, orange, mango. Light pine and malt.
T: Again with tropical fruits and malt.
M: Light body, medium carbonation, light bitterness, and a slight dry finish.
O: Very easy to drink. Would be perfect for drinking all day long on a hot summer day.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 23:59:04 | More by N_Schleret
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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Florida

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - A golden yellow with a slight haze. A two inch, off-white head that is soft and fluffy. Leaves lacing on the glass as the head dissipates.

Aroma - Fruity hop flavors (pineapple, mango, passion fruit). Slight touch malt in the back end.

Taste - Same as the aroma.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, refreshing, light to medium bodied, not overly bitter, crisp.

Overall - A flavorful and refreshing brew; perfect for a hot summer day!

Serving type: can

04-13-2014 12:41:08 | More by ChrisL24481
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Don't see a "canned on" date, so can't speak to freshness. Drinking with a Trader Joe's corn masa chicken pizza. I'll let the Cicerones tell me whether that's a good pairing or not.

A - Light golden color with a little bit of haze. Barely a half finger of white foamy head with 2-3 minutes retention. Constant stream of bubbles rising to the surface. Getting quite a bit of foamy lacing.

S - I am reminded of when Shocktop attempted to make a "wheat IPA," except this actually smells good. Nice aggressive piney hop presence in the nose with a little bit of fruitiness. If I did a blind smell of this beer, my guess would have been IPA or extra pale.

T - After the first sip I said "wow." Up front it's a blast of earthy hop flavor, but with a very distinct bread-like wheat finish. Citrusy sweet throughout. Very nice.

M - Feels a little heavy up front, but that aggressive hop profile cleans your palate and finishes nice and dry.

O - As I've gotten more into craft beer, I pretty much wrote off American wheat ales. Modern Times has renewed my faith in US brewers. Excellent beer, and at less than $3 for a pint and 4.8% ABV, I could drink this all day.

Serving type: can

04-11-2014 03:27:26 | More by FocusDave
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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S: Citra right up front. Juicy pineapple and citrus with some dank ness.

T: up front bitterness that mellows nicely, citrusy

M: thin bodied, easy drinker, low ABV is good because this is definitely an outside beer

Really enjoyable beer. Picked up while on vacation in SD. Like others said, very much like Gumballhead, which I love.

Serving type: can

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
93 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.