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RATINGS: 143   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1896) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
can from Thomas the tank engine whooo! whooooo! pours gold, nice foam head that leaves a great lacing trail. pineapple, tangerine, undertones of sweetness. light bodhi, slamable to the dome. nice.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (194) - USA - JAN 16, 2015
A fantastic scent at the pop of the top, the hops spill out and flow through the air on a carpet of aromatic honey. It draws me to the Weizen glass almost faster than I can take the picture! I can’t wait...or I just couldn’t. Yep, past tense. My first taste of this light, honey-hued beverage is filled with flavor; dank hops and super ripe mangoes are flooding my mouth, filling it with sweet summery goodness and making me want a swim in the river on a hundred degree day. There’s a backdrop of raw almonds in the flavor that announces itself as the beer warms. This is delightful in flavor and although I have never been a huge fan of wheat beers, this one has captured my heart...um...palate. The foam atop starts out snow-white, porous and soft; thick as a snowdrift and fading to almost nothing in a few minutes. The finish is lightly bitter, with an almost insignificant dryness that creates a need for more of this light-bodied brew. I tip the glass keeping my eyes open so that I can see the golden yumminess flowing from the bottom of the glass towards my waiting lips! So good! Buying another as soon as it is possible!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Can: Clean golden hue with a fizzy mostly lasting head and spotty lace. Plenty of tropical and citric esters along with a dash of sweet pine. Pretty darn tasty, smooth refreshing and not overly bitter. A very nice near sessionable wheat pale ale.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (655) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2015
Spectacular ’bready’ aroma is followed by an unexpectedly familiar taste (IPA). Would make a go-to session beer for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (660) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Appearance was hazy gold with creamy off white diminishing 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are tropical, citrus abound with hints of wheat bread. Taste are pineapple, peach, orange, lemon and grapefruit with cracker wheat dough middle backbone, but not grainy. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with light-medium body, then lasting balanced fruity finish. Overall a beautiful session ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (997) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft at Ace. Golden with white head. Dank hoppy aroma, peach, orange, tangerine. Sweet and citrus beer, light in Maltby very good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1600) - 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 (8795) - 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 (2970) - 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 (423) - 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 (123) - 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.


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