Fortunate Islands | Modern Times Beer

BA SCORE
92
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1,112 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:
1,112
Reviews:
176
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
180
For Trade:
10
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Photo of Danandres
1.8/5  rDev -56.3%

Photo of JDV
1.92/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Smell is huge diacetyl. Buttery popcorn all the way. Very big disappointment. Hopefully a bad batch because this is not good at all. Tastes buttery, creamy, stale and in no way smells or tastes tropical or even wheaty. Bad first impression to a brewery I was excited about and was thinking I was really going to like.

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Photo of Abragg3
2.33/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of brpendergast85
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of BergBeer
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Irrationalist
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of flyingpig
3.16/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473ml can from Brewdog DogHouse, Glasgow (£4.80):
Fresh with nice citrus & tropical fruits but it was quite a weak & bland tasting beer that could have used a kick. I definitely expected better from the brewery but this is now my second from them & I've not been a fan of either; what am I missing?

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3.21/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BOCKTAGON
3.24/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jrockerboi
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Flight317
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of NicDacey
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of JeffBlue
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

10-7-16 (draft, Laurel Tavern, Studio City) light fruity aroma, light body/mouthfeel and decently hopped. Overall a decent to good beer for a "Tropical IPA" (3.25)

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Userme59
3.31/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScaryEd
3.34/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 01/17/2016.

Pours a hazy golden straw color with half a finger of white head. The head settles into a thin film, leaving some splotches of lace along the way.

The aroma is very citrusy, and faintly tart, with some sweet tropical notes not far behind. The back end has some faint notes of grass and yeast.

The taste brings notes of lime, mango, and grapefruit, with a fair amount of doughy malt on the finish.

The feel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Extremely oily with some lingering bitterness.

Overall, an OK but disappointing beer. The flavors are nice, but slightly muddled. The body is extremely light and oily and difficult to get down.

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3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sjmad23
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimmyAloysius
3.39/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,112 ratings.
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