Fortunate Islands | Modern Times Beer

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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,991
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
1,286
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
219
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,286 |  Reviews: 231
Photo of florisj135
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swierczt
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shenk87
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattSn
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nathan_G
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Trueprinceofgotham
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darktronica
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of Modern Times' staples, and nice to have a pale wheat in that part of the lineup. This is fruity, bright and vibrant, but with a pleasant wheat and malt undertone that drives the finish in an appealing direction.

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Photo of dsshuck
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had poured from pint can, delivered by my brother, into nonic pint.

Although Fortunate Islands is bold and IPA-like in aroma and hop bite, by the balanced malt and traditional fruitiness it’s still recognizably an APA.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dukeandduke
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/23/18 (Las Vegas, NV): $3.78 w/ tax 16 oz can, canned 7/1/18 purchased at Total Wine & More in Summerlin, poured into a large snifter. Golden murky pour, rich creamy head, heavy carbonation. Citrus and tangerine the predominate aromas arising from the hops. Light citrus hops taste, slight bitterness, crisp ad clean finish. Overall very good IPA.

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Photo of jayhunter357
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zestd
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: pours clear but gets a bit hazy in the glass. Poured a big white head
S: slight citrus and very slight floral
T: just like the nose. The flavors are there but nothing is huge or popping out. Solid
F: smooth. It isn’t drying nor bitter

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Photo of antihero404
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer just explodes with fruity aroma the moment you open the can. The Smells of tropical fruits is just incredible on this one. It has a kind of orange color, pretty hazzy with some sediment floating around in it. Not as carbonated as I would have prefered, but thats just me. It tastes as good as it smells, lots of fruity flavor, with a nice light wheat taste. Would highly recommend, this is an excellent brew.

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

Photo of KMcGrath
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frankiefiggs
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale straw yellow with a little haze. The aroma and flavor feature citrusy/tropical hops along with some grassiness but overall it comes across as watery, almost like a session IPA. Not much wheat character, if any. Perhaps needs just a bit more malt.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,286 ratings