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Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer

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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 72
Gots: 43 | 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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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finger plus of just off white foam, mottled surface, dissolves fairly swiftly thus revealing its airy structure, hardly any stickiness to the lacing hence not much lacing. Thin orange color, the liquid is very bright and shiny just not much depth of hue, some fade to yellow around the edges, minimal visible bubbles. Very pleasing and clean nose, youthfully fresh pineapple, guava, nectarine fruit, blood orange citrus, pretzel dough, wheat germ, grassy but never too biting, the malts do not coalesce into distinct scents but lend textural softness, lingers well without seeming forced. Light to medium-bodied, smooth mouth feel although the carbonation at times seems too aggressive for the overall weight. The graininess is present while the herbaceous element recedes. The sour orange to grapefruit citrus steps up its game, big player. There’s flavor but not sugary sweetness in the pineapple, apple, nectarine, papaya fruit, allows for a more sour finish. Delivers some floral retronasal lift. Earthy residue on the tongue, not unclean but has been out in the fields all day. Interesting, drinkable, not something I’d seek out multiple times but happy if it crossed my path.

farrago, Aug 07, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 16oz can with no date.

Golden and clear with a small white head and a steady rise of bubbles. The aroma is fantastic with citrusy and floral hops that greet you with every sip. A slight contribution from the wheat as well. The flavors stays true to the aroma with wonderful tropical fruit and citrusy notes. The bitterness is a bit low and if anything, I think this beer could use a bit more. Smooth with a low carbonation.

A super refreshing beer with lots of well behaved flavor. Perfect for a warm summer day.

GJ40, Jul 30, 2014
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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
92 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.