Mega Fortunate Islands
Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #606
Ranked #2,851
4.22 | pDev: 7.58%
Jun 15, 2020
Dec 23, 2014
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Notes: This beer is a 1-2 punch of Citra and Amarillo, with notes of mango, tangerine, and poha berry wrapping up in a bone dry finish that’s like swimming naked in a pool of fruit juice and then drying off with a cashmere towel.
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3.75 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 15, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Nugganooch from California

I think they did a fine job staying true to the regular Fortunate Islands recipe in this scaled up version. Same turbid looking honey gold body with a paper white foam edge. Fruity Citra hops, orange, grapefruit, green berry, apricot, and that wheaty malt base. Alcohol is a bit more pronounced but with a nice semi-full creamy texture this is very crushable.

Jan 15, 2020
4.12 by JuiceMan818 from California on May 04, 2017
4.1 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Apr 23, 2017
4.31 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC) on Apr 17, 2017
4 by aasher from Indiana on Apr 01, 2017
4.06 by varian7 from California on Mar 22, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HopHunter19 from Missouri

I dont want to rate this, but i do at the same time. This beer was at Total Wine north of LV with a TW sticker that said 2212017 on it. Store employee told me thats the date it was "shelved" on. Interestingly I looked at many bottles that didnt have this kind of tag on them, so I figured this was okay. This bottle is old to the point that I can taste oxidation. That said, I've been in the craft beer and homebrewing game long enough to be able to tell this beer was at the very least decent in its day. This it why im still giving it an above average rating. That said, date your damn bottles people! Make it obvious and durable! Otherwise im.not going to give you the benefit of the doubt and I'll slam any beer I want to that's out of date, regardless of whether or not it's "good fresh", because most people can't get it fresh anyway.

Mar 22, 2017
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3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Hophazzard from California

Smells like a Bear Republic beer but kinda tastes like a malty mess.

Mar 04, 2017
3.59 by vfgccp from New York on Feb 26, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by mikel52588 from New York

Simply put. Orange-mango with a piney finish. Yum

Feb 25, 2017
4.05 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Feb 18, 2017
3.76 by drunkenmess from Michigan on Feb 18, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewaddict from California

Reviewed on 1/11/17

L - Pours slightly hazy amber orange with a fluffy white one finger head
S - I get tangerine, orange, pine, and some malt sweetness
T - lots of juicy orange up front, cracker malt in the middle, and followed up by some bitter pine. There is a bit of a soapy aftertaste
F - nice heavy mouth feel. I find it a little astringent
O - Just feels like it's so close to being world class. Not sure what it's missing.

Feb 17, 2017
3.96 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Feb 06, 2017
4.17 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Jan 30, 2017
4.4 by FrankCastle from California on Jan 28, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BWood from California

Great fruity Dipa. Very crisp and light. Reminds me more of a east coast ipa. But glad that Modern Times is producing this in CA. Not much to complain about on this one. Nice head and great citrus aroma. Fruity hop presence with a clean crisp finish. I need to get more.

Jan 25, 2017
4.5 by Silva11ha from New York on Jan 25, 2017
4.21 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Jan 24, 2017
4.35 by neil2me from Connecticut on Jan 23, 2017
3.93 by StoutSnob40 from California on Jan 22, 2017
4.71 by Vlaminck from California on Jan 15, 2017
4.04 by wlynch from California on Jan 13, 2017
3.98 by Boilerup from Maryland on Jan 07, 2017
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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RockAZ from Arizona

Strong citra hop smell on this, one of the best things about it that I appreciate. Taste follows with the bitterness of the hops hiding the high abv, but sweetened by the mango flavor of the hops. Fresh bottle, only two weeks out from bottling, poured into a nice goblet. Did I mention mango? Yeah, that is the aftertaste that holds on and doesn't dry the palate like I prefer my IPA's. Not really marking it down for that because it is 8.5%abv and you gotta expect some kind of sweetness to stick around. Great head at pouring, lacing all the way down the glass to the last sip. All things considered, a decent strong IPA with the powerful hit of fruitiness common to citra hops.

Jan 05, 2017
4.31 by dsshuck from Delaware on Jan 02, 2017
3.95 by JeffNev from Nevada on Dec 30, 2016
4.03 by BSW from California on Dec 30, 2016
4.16 by rfgetz from New Jersey on Dec 24, 2016
4.31 by Nhoelzen from Arizona on Dec 24, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Beers-es from Virginia

Pours a moderately hazy orange. Head is 3+ fingers and leaves sheets of lacing. Smell is mango, orange, some spicy pine and a touch of sweet malt. Taste follows, and particularly showcases the Citra fruity flavors. Feel is a very drinkable medium. Really good IIPA, happy to have it!

Dec 22, 2016
4.18 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon on Dec 19, 2016
4.82 by rydowney1 from Arizona on Dec 15, 2016
4.27 by Its_Dipset_Eyy from California on Dec 10, 2016
4.21 by SirBentham from California on Dec 09, 2016
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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by anon from California

Hazy honey orange hue, two finger head with excellent retention. Lace is a bit spotty. Nose is clean and subtle; grapefruit, tangerine, pine resin, hops, lemon candy, grass and malt.

Taste shines a bit more; grapefruit, pineapple and mango lead the fruit flavors, in addition here is tangerine and lemon, peels and all. Citra and Amarillo come through strong with decent bitterness that is balanced quite well by the malt backbone, of which, delivers a nice caramel sweetness and wheaty, earthy undertones.

Finishes with the 100 IBU stamp holding true and right around medium bodied and dry. 8.5% ABV is there with a slight booziness.

Wasn't blown away by this but it is definitely an excellent brew.

Dec 07, 2016
4.4 by Foiegras from Thailand on Jun 08, 2016
3.92 by facefox from California on Jun 03, 2016
4.29 by clarknova from Germany on May 07, 2016
Mega Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 175 ratings