Fortunate Islands | Modern Times Beer

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
1,110 Ratings
Fortunate IslandsFortunate Islands
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
Ratings:
1,110
Reviews:
174
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
179
For Trade:
10
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I loved this hoppy tropical wheat beer at Hunaphu Day 2015. This was refreshing on a hot florida day. Very good beer.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is my all time favorite session beer. easy drinking and tropical.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.99/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received via BA trade with @fthegiants big shout out for sending this one!

Beer pours very a bright clear golden color. Not too much head on this one though, making me think its not carbonated enough. Maybe its too cold though?

Smell is of strong sweet tangy tropical fruits.

Taste lines up to the smell, almost taste like fruit cocktail in way.

This beer was so easy to drink I probably would've drank the whole 4 pack if I had one. Perfect light feel for the abv even as it warms it still feels the same.

Would definitely get more in the future!

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4.96/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Can you say hoppy... Not what you would expect from a Wheat Ale. It tasted smooth and delicious the whole way through. It is definitely light, tropical and fruity, so if you like extremely bold, but if you're looking for a delightful beer... This one for sure will be on my Top 10 beer's for 2015 list.

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4.91/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

DO NOT LET THE NAME FOOL YOU! This is probably the most solid IPA I've had in awhile. Probably my favorite heady replacement here in So. Cal. Poured this beautiful gold, hazy color, wonder 2 finger head. Big vibrant hop notes, not just the bitter, but the citrus, mango, pineapple, oranges, just beautiful! For the taste, I'm surprised the ABV is 4.8, I finished a 4 pack myself without noticing. It's so drinkable. All in all, I will keep this in the rotation. A very solid brew and deserves a lot better reviews.

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4.86/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One four-pack in and I realized I forgot to review this. Which would be a shame, because I’m really digging it right now. It pours a clear golden-straw color with generous foaming. I love the aroma—it’s bold and big and vibrant and fresh, with bursts of melon and passionfruit. It certainly feels like I’m breathing in a tropical island. The flavor is incredible—you get the smoothness of a wheat-beer, with a clean crisp finish. No real bitterness—the hops are all in the aroma—but enough body to avoid that watery “session IPA” feel. They call this a hoppy wheat. I call it paradise in the glass.

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4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was astonished by how good this beer is. I've never had a beer in this particular style that I liked all that much. They tend to get lost between styles. This however, almost creates an entirely new style in and of itself. I kept waiting for there to be a weird after taste, but there never was. It tasted smooth and delicious the whole way through. It is definitely light, tropical and fruity, so if you like extremely bold, punch you in the face favors, this may not be your cup of tea. But if you're looking for something that is packed with deliciousness, while staying drinkable, you'll love this. I could drink a million of these.

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4.84/5  rDev +17.5%

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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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4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,110 ratings.
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