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Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer

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695 Ratings
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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 103
Gots: 80 | FT: 9
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:
Beer added by: Pecan on 07-11-2013

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.
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Ratings: 695 | Reviews: 88
Photo of hophead86
4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alisadk
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First sip at Mediterraneo March 18, 2015 with Love prior to Hermosa Comedy Club.

Photo of wallbj
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metsfan1
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foiegras
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bellsfounder
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bshaw22
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rfgetz
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I loved this hoppy tropical wheat beer at Hunaphu Day 2015. This was refreshing on a hot florida day. Very good beer.

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajpowell5
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrick
4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was astonished by how good this beer is. I've never had a beer in this particular style that I liked all that much. They tend to get lost between styles. This however, almost creates an entirely new style in and of itself. I kept waiting for there to be a weird after taste, but there never was. It tasted smooth and delicious the whole way through. It is definitely light, tropical and fruity, so if you like extremely bold, punch you in the face favors, this may not be your cup of tea. But if you're looking for something that is packed with deliciousness, while staying drinkable, you'll love this. I could drink a million of these.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip from a can.

A. Amber in color and hazy with a 1" white foamy head.

S. Mango and banana. Hops dominating the nose.

T. Agreeing with the nose I get mango and banana, grape. Some Biscuity caramel malts. But then I do get some organic wheat characteristics. Nice bitterness at the end. Nicely balanced and the wheat gives a lil different element to an IPA base.

M. 4 out of 10 on body with nice carbonation

O. A nice take on an IPA with wheat. I know it doesn't say IPA but that is basically what it is to me with the wheat element that does give something.

Photo of Stezz420
4.99/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received via BA trade with @fthegiants big shout out for sending this one!

Beer pours very a bright clear golden color. Not too much head on this one though, making me think its not carbonated enough. Maybe its too cold though?

Smell is of strong sweet tangy tropical fruits.

Taste lines up to the smell, almost taste like fruit cocktail in way.

This beer was so easy to drink I probably would've drank the whole 4 pack if I had one. Perfect light feel for the abv even as it warms it still feels the same.

Would definitely get more in the future!

Photo of HOPSareKey
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is my all time favorite session beer. easy drinking and tropical.

Photo of ToddThompson
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 7Sport
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EuphonicHops
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
92 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.