Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer
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1.89/5 rDev -54.6%
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.
07-23-2014 01:48:14 | More by JDV
3.61/5 rDev -13.2%
Tipped off to this from The Mad Fermentationist - my keg of homebrew hefeweizen is nearly kicked, so now is a good time to try this. Poured from a pint can into my Moonlight shaped pint glass.
Gorgeous gamboge to amber gradient, cloudy with an active white cap that recedes to a delicate half finger; weakly soapy lacing, vague legs.
Lovely herbaceous/citrus combination from the amarillo and citra hops - a pungent fruity/weedy aroma with a hint of cotton candy.
Tang and lemongrass on the palate, sweet and tart but drying out with an increasing slightly grainy malt note into the finish. The caravienna seems to come through loud and clear, despite probably being a very small percentage of the malt bill. Mild bitterness throughout.
A little thin perhaps, with a sensation of astringency from the hop oils. Could do with a little more carbonation to increase the body, but then this might increase the bite of the hops a bit too much?
This is a clever beer, but I'm not sure the heavy hopping mates well with the wheat base - an IPA or a wheat beer can be refreshing on a hot day (97F as I type this), but I don't think the fusion works for me.
05-17-2014 01:04:11 | More by augustgarage
3.73/5 rDev -10.3%
a: its a dark burnt orange/caramel color with some lighter orange notes on the bottom. 2 finger fizzy white head that fades down to 1 finger pretty quickly
s: wheat, pale malt, apricot, juicy fruit snacks (i know i know), some sharp grapefruit, strawberry. end with some crisp sweet caramel
t: had a hard time the first few sips trying to pick something out - its a little flat at first. there is some pale wheaty-straw. there is some watery fruit in here as well. strawberry, apricot, grapefruit, pineapple. ends with a little punch of buttery flavor
m: its a lighter mouthfeel with almost no carbonation
o: well, i'll start by saying that there is nothing offensive in here. however, its a bit watery and has too much of that buttery flavor in here. everything seems a little too mixed together, and nothing is really pippin in here. its definitely an easy drinker - but seems to come at a cost of a little flavor
07-01-2014 04:54:40 | More by hopsputin
Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
93 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.