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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:
#2,108
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,180
pDev:
8.29%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
194
Trade:
8
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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strohm
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TLA
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from Newton Craft Beer Cellar poured into glass. Plenty of fresh smell almost like NEIPA. Not hazy or quite as bitter though. Tasty.

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Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the wizard of wheat ales, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, citrus. Taste is citrus, light wheat, mild bitterness, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice white head that dissipates quickly but still leaves a nice bubbly head. The beer itself is a nice and clear light orange color with a slightly metallic hue to it. It looks really nice.

The smell is very good with a nice aroma to it. It has a good orange note to it that mixes well with the sweet wheat notes to it. It isn't overly good but good.

The taste is still comparatively underwhelming compared to the smell. It still has an orange note but a watered down one that is still slightly juicy but not quite enough.

The feel is good. It's a light feel with the biting carbonation and a fuzzy feel to it.

Overall, this is a good summer beer worth getting. Go for it.

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Photo of atomicnemesis
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi hazy pale yellow with a white head. Smells of fruits, hops, wheat, malt, and some sweetness. Tastes of mild non bitter hops, tropical fruits, crisp wheat, and sweet malts. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall an awesome American wheat.

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Photo of Benish
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shy5
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can into a pint glass

L: Pours a clear light gold, with a foamy 1-finger head that dissipates quickly, but leaving decent lacing.

S: A lot of clean citrus hops in the aroma.

T/F: The citrus flavor is upfront and very pleasant. Only a little bitter at the finish, as the malt tends to mellow things out. Medium-light body and a crisp carbonation.

O: This is an excellent summer beer. A smooth, citrus-hop flavor, not as heavy or bitter as most IPAs, and at 5% ABV you can drink a few of these.

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Photo of benloho
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of knightgb
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Got these in the store where I work today so decided to try after reading good reviews. Rather let down. Nowhere near the hoppiness as advertised. Can was dated 11/04/16 so that may be part of the issue. Good body, head goes to nothing quickly. Was just expecting more here...

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Photo of gopens44
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, foamy head. Nice lacing. Has a slightly weak yet pleasant fruity thing happening it tails off with a bit of an earthy, almost grass like finish. Taste starts off with the grassy thing and doesn't really go anywhere else as far as hop profile goes, but there is a fairly decent malty, as in sweet caramel even though it's a pretty thin, lighter side beer.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting take on the hoppy wheat.

Opens the 473ml can to pure pineapple. Poor's a cloudy dark golden colour with minimal head or lacing from said head.

In glass the pineapple is joined with hints of other tropical fruits and a hint on pine.

Smooth mouthfeel and sweetness from the wheat counter acts the hoppy character nicely to make nice drinkable beer.

Great patio beer for the hop head looking for something quasi-light.

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3.12/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Scored this for the first time from the Total Wine in Reno, NV. For as hoppy as they describe the beer, perhaps it wasn't the freshest. Let's delve into the review shall we?

Pours a golden color, slight wheat haze, small 2/7" white head. Aroma wasn't all about that Amarillo and Citra hop. Didn't seem that way at all. Good recipe, flawed execution? Or just big box store with no/little refrigeration and old ipa? Dunno man, I dunno.

Taste, more bitterness than flavor. Let's do the time warp. Carbonation is good, and the mouth feel for style is just fine. I didn't get much of that tropical and citrus fruit description. Just some wheat and bitterness. Kinda average from what I thought was a better than average brewery.

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Photo of Peaches13
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a 16 oz can dated 5/23/2017. Hazy light orange/yellow color. About 2 fingers of white head with minor lacing.
S: Lots of mango and lemon
T: Fruity with a lingering hoppy after taste.
F: Light mouthful with medium carbonation.
O: A nice beer from a style I've been enjoying this time of year. I don't see much Modern Times beer in VA but I'd love to get more.

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Photo of hychenglao
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jortonsbeer
2.7/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Not sure if I like the taste of this style.

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,180 ratings
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