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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 (2383) - Between JAX and SGJ, 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3549) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2016
16oz can purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma has lots of tropical hop character with hints of mango and passionfruit. Some underlying gumball is also there. Transparent golden body with a small to medium eggshell colored head. Fair retention. Starts with a surprisingly bitter hoppiness. Flavor matches the aroma. Floral flavors, mango, grapefruit citrus. FInishes relatively dry, clean, and bitter. This is pretty refreshing. Surprisingly, I don’t detect a ton of wheat from this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2559) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Draught at Mikkeller Bangkok. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, peach, hops, wheat, a bit of resin and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, wheat and a bit of resin. Very nice wheat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (562) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2016
COD 11/9/15. Clear golden pour with a touch of orange. Outstanding head volume and retention, world class lacing. Outstanding nose of tropical hops - mango, passion fruit and tangerine - over a solid grainy wheat base with just a hint of earthy spice. Light medium body with a touch of creamy texture. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a solid finely bubbled prickly burst in the finish. The flavor profile is quite outstanding and is the perfect lawnmower / session beer. It begins with a wave of hops from the nose that separate slowly with mango and passion fruit being most noticeable. The middle produces a sweet tangerine rind flavor that hints at bitterness. Underneath lies a grainy and slightly nutty malt base. The finish is a slow fade of tangerine rind.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Nice aroma but not a good looking beer. Murky. Citrus hops, wheat and woody. Very drinkable with a light and crisp body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Can at Yosemite lodge, picked up from whole foods. Light hazed yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is nice fresh fleshy mango, zesty citrus and pale white bread. Some floral / pollen character on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of light grains, little wheat, straw, mango and orange, crisp finish. Palate is light and refreshing. Moderate carbonation. Fluffy. Good hoppy wheat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Pint can from BottleDog Kings Cross as ’Modern Times Fortunate Islands’. Canned ’08/12/15’ at 5.0%. Clear orange, still, small foamy off-white head, thick lacing. Aroma is dragonfruit, some Horlicks malt, white chocolate, background chalk and talc. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is white pepper and flowers, touch of malt sweetness, crisp finish and a floral hoppy linger. Clean, floral, dry and moreish. Understated yet tasty and really drinkable. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
On tap @ Modern Times North Park. Hazy orange gold. Grapefruit and wheat, very fresh and bright, dry quick finish with low bitterness. Poundable!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum, from slowrunner77 can poured into a glass. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium/light body, and pretty good small-bubble lacing. Taste is herbal hops and passion fruit. I prefer 80 acre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1173) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2015
Dorado ligeramente turbio y espuma blanca compacta. Aromas de pomelo y menta. Cuerpo medio, inicio maltoso breve y sabor cítrico intenso con final de amargor suave herbáceo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Can shared at the WWWW beer tasting at iphonephan’s. Hazy yellow with small offwhite head. Hay and citrus. Could drink a ton of this in summer.


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