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.

Added by Pecan on 07-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,437
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
1,264
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
215
Trade:
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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

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoudRed
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

16oz to 16oz IPA. Canned 8-19-18.
L: Pours light caramel, not cloudy, almost clear. No lacing, tiny head.
S: Hoppy, with a tropical, pine and citrus blend.
T: Pine, a bit of citrus burst, with a malt chaser.
F: Deliciously hoppy, with a very dry bitterness that is borderline smooth.
O: I do NOT like wheat beers. This is a wheat based beer. I think this beer rocks to the point I'm not sure about wheat beers.

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Photo of jak
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hughesm12
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a golden color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of tropical fruitiness up front along with some wheat and citrus

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the tropical fruit notes and then goes into some citrus, wheat, and earthy tones. Lightly bitter. Finishes with lingering tropical fruit notes and light wheat

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid pale ale that is very easy to drink and packs lots of tropical hops into a tiny package

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

Golden yellow in color with a heavy haze. Poured with a short, creamy, bright white foam with medium low retention. Citrus orange. over ripe lemon rind and pineapple aromas with a malty base. Medium light bodied with medium light carbonation. Sweet malt and fruity citrus flavors up front with medium light hop bitterness through the middle. Citrus fruit and malt flavors on dry he back end. Finished with tropical fruit and melon flavors with light malt notes followed by light, lingering hop bitterness. A lighter APA with fresh hop aroma and balanced malt and hop characters. Tasty and pretty easy drinking.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rblas
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CMC73
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wesmaze
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antwon616
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,264 ratings