Fortunate Islands | Modern Times Beer

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
moderntimesbeer.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by Pecan on 07-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,535
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
1,243
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
209
Trade:
8
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Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbavi360
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer is a nice slightly golden color whit a thick foamy head. The beer smells of citrus fruits, I am not sure if I can pick just one fruit out it just smells like a citrus fruit punch. The fruit smell is very strong it is hard to smell the fruits. The fruit flavors come first while drinking but the hop bitterness follows to make the beer not too sweet. The beer is slightly creamy.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours bright yellow with light head. Citrus mango tangerine IPA notes blended with wheat bear backbone. Beautiful summer time IPA!

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.16/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Khaack
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andyjeigh
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopsohard
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayden34
3.16/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy peach with a gigantic, everlasting rocky head. Loads of pineapple, passionfruit, mango, berries in the nose. Huge fruity hops in the first sip. Grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango hop notes all over the place. Some crisp wheat malt provides balance but always takes second chair to the hop onslaught. Medium bodied with a full carbonation level. Moderate bitterness and lots of fruity hop flavors in the long finish.

A fantastic American Wheat, could possibly contend with the mighty Gumballhead.

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Photo of tucson_brewson
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can poured into pint glass. Dated 5/14/18

L - Pours a hazy, copper golden color with a generous inch of creamy white foam that really sticks around and leaves a good inch of lacing along the glass. One of the more cloudy, sudsy looking beers I've poured making it stand out.

S - Heavy tropical fruit up front (pineapple, mango, passionfruit), tangerine, orange, melon, banana, slightly grainy, very little malt presence with some piney hops thrown in. Mostly fruit on the nose, like smelling tropical punch.

T - Much like the smell, tropical fruit, citrus rind, piney hops, bready malt, slightly astringent alcohol bite toward the end. Very fruity and refreshing.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, light carbonation, very soft and creamy but not sticky. Finishes slightly watery and thin. Very drinkable/sessionable.

O - A light, refreshing summer wheat-APA/IPA beer. I've seen these beers around but this is the first I've tried fro mthe brewery. Very balanced, smooth, and drinkable.

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Photo of emerge077
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CAcker
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregaroo
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

5-11-18 - On tap at Otium.

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Photo of mnine
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleManDan
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great, hoppy wheat based pale ale that walks that fine line between pale ale and straight up IPA. It’s really not very hoppy but the soft, wheaty backbone allows the drop hops to shine through thus making for an easy drinker that also pops with flavor. Well done Modern Times!

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Photo of 208Vibes
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very Tasty

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Photo of dental
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerluvr
3.51/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StormAles
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChuckTom
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,243 ratings