Fortunate Islands | Modern Times Beer

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
1,111 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:
1,111
Reviews:
175
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
8.23%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
179
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 1,111 |  Reviews: 175
Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint glass at around 40 degrees. A one finger white head with okay clarity. A light to medium light amber to pale yellow color. The clarity of the beer is mostly clear with some haziness. The beer dose presents with carbonation, a decent amount within the beer.
Wheat, grass, yeast, floral, citrus, grapefruit, biscuit, light toasted malt, and a touch of crackers.
A lightly toasted malt, floral, citrus, touch of fruitiness, tropical note, cracker, wheat, and grassy.
Medium light body, medium light carbonation, some astringency, and a medium plus finish.
I really was not expecting this from this beer. It is hoppy yet refreshing, a unique approach to a pale wheat. I really enjoyed drinking and loved the flavors.

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Photo of VictorsValiant
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dharmelink
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can, 1/13/17 stamped on the bottom

Hazed ligher in color, lemony hue, delicate and fine bubble head, film, thin collar and leaving strands of lacing.

Lemony nose

More near biting lemons on the palate, citric and refreshing. Some wheaty malt notes and yeastyness. Also getting some tart grapefruit juice and pith notes. Citric wheat beer, I like the concept, just wish this beer was a bit more well rounded and complex...this hits me as a near one note lemon bomb...not that that is such a bad thing..

Decent stuff, but likely would be one and done for me

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Photo of jera1350
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Patinthebronx
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One pint can poured into a pint glass.

Mildly hazed golden straw color with some orange tinge, it tops with a finger of frothy white head that stands with good retention before sinking to a long-lasting bubble sheet atop and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Hoppy in a nose, juicy citrus, grapefruit, lime, tropical, mango, passion fruit, pine, resin, grass, dank, and earthiness. Malt and wheat is also there with notes of bread, grain, caramel, and nut.

The taste is led by rich hop bitterness and grain from the use of wheat. Fruity hop gradually reveals providing notes of citrus, lime, and other tropical fruits as well as dankness, grassiness, earthiness, and big piney resin. Malt as well yields touch of bread, nut, and slight sweetness in the middle while it is hop again with moderate bitterness to wrap up the finish.

The body is medium with smooth mouthfeel and some lively crisp carbonation through the palate. Finish is dry. This one is yet another good offering from Modern Times.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Moderately strong hoppy aroma of citrus and light tropical fruit notes with light estery notes.

A: Light golden color, totally clear, with a thinnish uniform white head that has decent retention.

T: Moderately high hop flavors of citrus and light tropical fruit, light esters with a moderately light bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Very solid; the beer has a great hoppy aroma and the beer could be even better by subduing the bitterness just a touch.

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Photo of FilumDee
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tall boy into Dimpled Mug. Canned, November 7th 2016.

L: Beautiful bronze color, finger width off white head with excellent retention.

S: Mouth watering aroma of tropical citrus hops, tangerine, pineapple, and orange. Bit of leafy herbal hops as well. Hint of wheat in the background.

T: Follows the nose closely with a stronger presence of wheat. Leafy hop presence really rounds out the hop profile in this beer. Really a refreshing flavor.

F: Light bodied, crisp and super drinkable.

O: WOW. Need more of this.

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Photo of Mattymystique
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Timtac
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great head from a normal pour. It leaves a lot spotty ring lace. Pale gold color with some cloudiness.

Semisweet malt aroma from the malt base. Light hop counterpoint.

The flavor is less malty and more hoppy than the smell. Well-balanced with a mango-like flavor and straight up bitterness. The body is full but the carbonation is high as well. The aftertaste is lightly spicy with a great semisweet malt.

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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,111 ratings.
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