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Modern Times Fortunate Islands

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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Fortunate Islands shares the characteristics of a 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 when poured. 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
GABF 2014. Gold color with a medium head. Aroma of tropical fruit and orange. Flavor switches to danky pine. Strongly bitter and very dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (454) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Can to glass. Pours a mostly clear light golden orange color with an off white head. Aroma is a wonderful fleshy tropical fruit hops with a touch of wheat and caramel malts. Flavor is a bit more mild, with wheat, hint of tropical fruits, citrus. Lighter in body and very drinkable. Lingering wheat and tropical fruit hops. Very tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4049) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2014
16 ounce can thanks to Justin. Ok. Not what I expected. Huge tropical notes and lovely Citra hops. Wheat beer? Where? Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2014
16oz can thanks to Justin. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Big pineapple and mango taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy gold from the can with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave light lace. Aroma is definitely citrus hop forward with a hint of the wheat malt behind. Taste is like a great IPA with a wheat smoothness and sweetness. Really probably the best what beer I’ve ever had, but honestly it’s closer to an IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4879) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Deep amber with an off white head. Nose is tropical fruits, fresh hops, crisp, clean. Smooth palate, fruit, grapefruit, light wheat, grass, and florals.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (612) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
16 ounce can from Timfoolery, passion fruit aroma, crisp, bitter hops. We'll balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2014
Can from Asahiya. Heavy tropical fruit nose, mango especially, and big citrus. Bright straw color, filmy head. More tropical fruit in initial flavor, quickly derailed by the bittering. Goes a bit dry in late mid and final. Thin-medium body, Very nice, but it thins out very quickly after mid palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggsbowler (329) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
can - pours orange/yellow w/ white head. Hops, lemon zest, oranges, and tangerines in the nose. Bitter, hoppy, oranges, and tangerines in the mouth. It’s nice and refreshing but nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
cafgen (138) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
A golden color with a one finger white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is citrus, piney and a tropical sweetness in the background. A nice balanced beer. A great one for summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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