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Modern Times Fortunate Islands

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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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common

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2014
Can from CBB. Lovely wheat and citrus nose, plus mango, peach, oranges. Cloudy, dark gold, a bit muddy. Rich wheat malts and great fruity hops. biscuits, mango, mikan, peaches. Rather weighty malts but not overly sweet or heavy. Super drinkable. A pretty great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (225) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2014
Can from CBB. Cloudy pale gold with small head. Aroma is all hops, tropical fruit and wheat, just like it says on the can. Light and refreshing. Flavour starts hoppy and ends fruity.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (2649) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 24, 2014
16oz can thanks Darrel pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is butter and tropical fruit. Taste is more of the buttery notes the tropical fruit.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Smell is huge diacetyl. Buttery popcorn all the way. Very big disappointment. Hopefully an old can because this is not good at all. Tastes buttery, creamy, stale and in no way smells or tastes tropical or even wheaty. Bad first impression to a brewery I was excited about and was thinking I was really going to like.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
Can. Great stuff. Smell is good, tropical fruit, light hoppy skunkiness. Taste is great, fruit is much more pronounced, mango, orange, wheat in the background and a nice hoppy finish. Further down, a little hint of cheesiness (which I like). Really nice. Definitely want to have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Golden pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor are very nice. I get some wheat as well as some orange and heavy, dank pine character. There is also some sweet biscuit malt in the flavor to keep the bitterness down. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Golden with fine white foam tropical fruit bristly hops finishes bitter and lightly astringent light particulate feel. Bits of biscuit

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (214) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a murky dark golden with a fluffy head. Nose is floral hop, mango, pineapple, a bit of bready malt. Taste is bright hops however overall is on the malty side, some wheat, I get a caramel biscuity kinda thing, bitterness on the end, dry, very clean and crisp. Relatively thin body, drinkable. Overall it's easy to drink and tastes good, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (131) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Can to glass. Pours clear and golden with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, mango, orange, earth. Taste was nice and fruity with orange, mango, passionfruit, and some lemon zest. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, and a mild dry finish. One heck of a session here.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1206) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Fantastic hop/wheat aroma. Earthy hop palate, high carb is prickly on my tongue. Bring out more citrus and this is a home run.


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