Fortunate Islands | Modern Times Beer

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92
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1,144 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:
1,144
Reviews:
190
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
184
For Trade:
9
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Photo of FilumDee
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.49/5  rDev +9%
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 -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pisano
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
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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Photo of Josholson666
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CaliDrew
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shiu-chan
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear orange golden pour with tall thick head but falls quickly towards the rim of the glass. Nice citrusy, pineapple and passionfruit nose. Light toasty mouthfeel and finished clean with slight bitterness on the palate. Overall, a good beer to enjoy over a meal.

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Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the can, Kevin!

A- Tallboy into a goblet with a very clear, pale golden body and an inch high creamy white cap. The thick crown falls slowly to a wide belt around the edges. Lacing forms with plentiful spottiness and some long drizzled webs.

S- Citrus and tropical fruity hops are about at equal levels. The hops are strong but not quite as pungent as many modern hoppy brews. Orange, tangerine, mango, floral and pineapple notes above a base of pale grains and yeast bread. Overall the citrus prevails in the end.

T- Comes off a bit lighter than one might expect based off of the strong, hoppy aroma. The hops once again take precedence with grapefruit, mango, tangerine and orange especially up front with dank, pine, cantaloupe, floral and herbal hints behind that. A tiny bit of sweetness, whole cereal grains, bread and pale barley in the background.

MF- On the light side of things but the wheat donates a very silky texture to the body. Slightly creamy and foamy consistency brought on by a high end carbonation. A light bitterness in the finish.

Advertised as a session brew and that is what you end up getting. There are more hoppy and well rounded session beers out there but this one still does a very good job at satisfying those hop cravings with an easy drinking feel to it. A good blend of citrus and tropical hops.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Papawheelie
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mhbach97
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not really my style. I am partial to IPA's though, so if you like this type of beer you might enjoy. I will not try it again.

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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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Fortunate Islands from Modern Times Beer
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,144 ratings.
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