Fortunate Islands | Modern Times Beer

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4.09/5
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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:
#2,451
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
1,230
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
202
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,230 |  Reviews: 219
Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of josanguapo
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From Zombier Club. Can. In Teku glass. After dinner. Good aroma and taste, more citrusy than tropical, noticeabily bitter. However, it has a watery texture that significantly substracts to the overall experience

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Photo of Pletser
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ntanp91
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From pint can pours cloudy gold with white head that quickly dissipates. Not much trace of carbonation visible. Smell is tropical and fruity. Taste is a mixture of the wheat, malt and the citra and amarillo hops. Sticky and juicy mouthfeel. Interesting creation from MT.

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Photo of kalenclayton
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaverCS
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty clear light gold color with 1 finger of a white head that dissipated surprisingly quickly.

Aroma is tropical, but the dominating aroma is grapefruit. A little mango and pineapple. A touch of pine.

Taste is like a relatively dry single IPA. A bit more substantial in mouthfeel than a normal IPA though. Nice amount of grapefruit and pine. Some wheat character noted but nothing extremely evident. A little bit of orange peel.

Overall, this is a good beer. Less tropical than I expected, but solid nonetheless. I see this pairing well with carnitas tacos and a chipotle sour cream. It gets a 87.5/100.

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

Photo of Heeenrik
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tallboy into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, straw yellow coloring, with a steady flow of carbonation in the body, and a filmy, clingy, white head. Aromas of very resinous and piney hops, bold and forward, followed by tropical fruit notes, toasted grain backbone, and subtle sugary sweetness. Flavors are tropical fruit sweet and tangy forward, with notes of melon, mango, apricot, and kiwi, all on a smooth, toasted grain backbone, and with a solid kick of pine resin and wet grass. This is a wheat beer with some balls. Smooth, light body, with a solid edge from the increased carbonation and bitter hops. The aftertaste is more of the tropical fruit notes, but now leaning more towards the sticky, dank hops profiles. Effervesced, light, crisp finish, with a subtle resinous linger. Great beer.

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

Photo of socon67
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OGShotzy
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of R11415
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nuggetz
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of StJamesGate
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Dark gold with speckles. 3.75
Booming juicy sunny D nose. 4.25
Cream crackers, then piles of mango, sweet orange, and a touch of lychee. 4
Oily, crisp, lt-med. 4

Citra + Amarillo; canned Feb 9, drank May 13

Smells the business, but the flavor doesn't quite match. No wheaty smoothness, either. Opens into straight oil, but it kinda - floats on top? Not an integrated beer. 3.75

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Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a light golden color with a decent white head. Smells like a fresh IPA with both fruity and some piney notes. Taste is similar to smell, with decent carbonation. A really refreshing beer - a nice hybrid of a wheat beer and an IPA.

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

Photo of Probins13
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easy drinking, nice Citra feel overall that blends nicely with the wheat profile.

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

Photo of GearHaiku
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,230 ratings