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Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

477 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 72
Gots: 42 | 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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1.89/5  rDev -54.5%
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.

JDV, Jul 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
92 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.