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Modern Times Fortunate Islands

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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Location/Date:Can in December 2014.

Appearance: Pours an orange yellow clear.
Aroma: Light wheat aroma.
Taste: Light wheat, nice amount of bitterness for the style.
Palate:Light body.

Summary: A really nice wheat ale - great amount of bitterness for the style yet balanced and accessible.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a clear pale orange-gold color with a medium thick foamy white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruit, hops and wheat. Light-bodied with a melon and citrus character, along with notes of herbal wheat and hops. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering tropical fruit and hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Can - Pours golden with a filmy off-white head. Nose is really sweet and sugary, with pear and sticky tropical fruit. Stinky onion and dank hops. Big bready malt base. Taste is grassy hops, dank onion, and a dry bready maltiness. Thinnish with mellow carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (403) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a clear gold with white head. Aroma is wheat, mango, peach, faint vanilla, buttery bread. Flavor is smooth wheaty citrus hop, mildly bitter finish. Nice stuff

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (104) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a golden brown color. Lots of hops on the nose with passion fruit and mango favors forward. Love this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4983) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller Bangkok. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head and a little lace. The aroma is wheat, yeasty citrus hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a big spicy Citra hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Mediun bodied with average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnbuck100 (241) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pint can from whole foods sb. This beer is heavier than I expected - I notice the wheat but honestly might not ID it if I didn't know it was a wheat beer - nice hop presence as advertised and I like the combo with wheat - an experiment that works well. Definitely worth a can or 4-pack to give it a try ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
A friend in San Diego sent a few over along with some other goodies. This is a really odd beer (but in a good way). I saw "hoppy tropical wheat" and expected an American wheat beer. Nope. Pours clear and mid amber color. Light head, I expected more for a "wheat" beer. Punchy citra aroma, catty, citrus, more complex aromas. Taste is off dry with lots of yummy hops. Aftertaste is clean and hoppy. Not too bitter, they must have hopburst this baby with high quality hops. As the beer warms up, the tropical fruit really starts shining. Tangerine and mango with a bit of pineapple. Boy, this is good stuff. It is really different from big IPAs because it eschews (heh) the bitterness and sweetness, and heads just for a huge aroma of hops. I will have to give cloning this a try .... really nice session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. It poured a hazy golden color with an off-white head. The aroma was of fruity hops, citrus, grass, apples, mango and some hay. The taste was of floral hops, grass, mango, oranges, hay and some pineapples. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2453) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
Can. Hazy orange liquid with medium off-white. Aroma of mango, pine, pineapple, wheat, light grain and fresh hops. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of mango, earthy wheat and grapefruit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great hop profile.


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