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Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer

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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 84
Gots: 57 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: 12-oz. mug
From: BevMo! in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $9.79 for a 4-pack
Purchased: April 26, 2014
Consumed: April 26, 2014
Misc.: Use by Aug. 15, 2014

Poured a honey, caramel, semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Nice amount of uneven layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled sharp grapefruit, tropical hops, citrus hops, floral hops, grapefruit rind, tangerine, orange and Amarillo hops (I am real bad at knowing exact hops, so the can helped me here). Either way, just fantastic.

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the smell. More resin and skunkiness than the smell. Got bitter grapefruit, resin hops, tropical hops, citrus hops, floral hops, orange zest, tangerine rind, honey wheat and caramel.

Light body. Oily-to-thin texture. Average carbonation. Refreshing, abrupt finish.

Just a really good beer. I loved it. Can’t wait to have another.

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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.

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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!

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
92 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.