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Fortunate Islands - Modern Times Beer

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698 Ratings
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Ratings: 698
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 104
Gots: 83 | 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: 698 | Reviews: 88
Photo of Amaeda27
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dutesanch
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very refreshing blend of hops and citrus flavor. Surpassed Black House as my favorite MT beer

Photo of cfrobrew
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TomStottman
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into nonic pint

A: Hazy dirty gold color not much head as it was a soft pour but the carbonation through the glass looks lively

S: So juicy very peachy light mango sweet maybe touches of bread and a little toffee

T: very peachy tasting some tangerine citrus surprisingly not as sweet as the nose would imply a little dry semi-sweet though very smooth no alcohol at all

M: Light and a little clingy which seems at odds but there it is

O: This is hands down my favorite wheat beer if you are forced to drink a wheat beer why not make it juicy with hops. Modern Times knocked this one out of the park Citra Hops in my Wheat beer why thank you I think I will.

Photo of hilgart1
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devilfluff
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Minski405
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Weird hoppy taste. This almost tastes like it has THC in it. It creative having a wheat ipa

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUQT
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidHume
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoryR
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nachos4two
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodlavers
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDave
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjmad23
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jchain
4.81/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I LOVE this beer! It is a citrus-y, tropical fruity, yet hoppy, wheat beer. ... Let that all soak in for a bit. Just a really enjoyable -- and surprising -- drinking experience. Highly recommended.

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
92 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.