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Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

390 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 65
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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zookerman182

Alabama

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
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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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-24-2014 04:21:22 | More by Resuin
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JDV

Texas

1.89/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Smell is huge diacetyl. Buttery popcorn all the way. Very big disappointment. Hopefully a bad batch because this is not good at all. Tastes buttery, creamy, stale and in no way smells or tastes tropical or even wheaty. Bad first impression to a brewery I was excited about and was thinking I was really going to like.

Serving type: can

07-23-2014 01:48:14 | More by JDV
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-22-2014 23:02:21 | More by ToddBeans
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2014 22:15:46 | More by pmac72
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California

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
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

07-20-2014 21:07:48 | More by MisSigsFan
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-19-2014 21:31:38 | More by koopa
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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-19-2014 03:39:32 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-18-2014 02:24:26 | More by Boone757
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Nebraska

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2014 17:12:56 | More by MitchKrandle
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California

5/5  rDev +20.2%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
93 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.