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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a gorgeous hazy amber with white silky head. Aroma of citrus fruits such as pineapple and orange as well as mango. Flavor is more if those tropical notes. Tastes like an IPA that's missing the bitter bite. Very tasty, and greatly made beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yased (152) - MEXICO - SEP 27, 2016
De la micro cervecera Modern Times(USA) esta American Wheat Ale “Fortunate Islands" con 5% ABV y 46 IBU’s, el estilo es la reinterpretación americana de las cervezas de trigo europeas, la intensidad y variabilidad de los lúpulos es generosa según el standard, en la lata de esta cerveza nos vienen bien detallados los lúpulos usados Citra y Amarillo, tambien las maltas, gravedad final e inicial, Ratebeer tiene en muy buena estima esta receta de San Diego, California pues la califica con 100 en estilo y 96 en el general, por lo general tiene muy buena calidad esta cervecera y es muy reconocida en la actual capital de la cerveza artesanal. http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/modern-ti En apariencia es una cerveza de corona de espuma ligeramente mediana de igual retención, perlas blanquecinas de tamaño compacto, color del liquido amarillo con toques dorados, cuerpo ligero pero no acuoso, carbonatación media. El aroma es frutal, inicialmente frutos de carozo como durazno y mango, piña, ligeramente menos cítrica como toronja o cascara de naranja, es decir el lúpulo impera, la malta queda en segundo plano, dando notas meramente a trigo con una pequeña acidez perceptible característica de esta misma malta, la intensidad general es buena y desde que se destapa llega de inmediato en nariz. Su sabor muy balanceado hacia destacar el lúpulo, se abre primero una buena dosis de amargor con alusiones a mango, piña, toronja, naranja, poco dulzor lo que hace que se pronuncie mas seca, la malta da ligero sabor a pan, al final acidez que acompaña la mayoría de las veces a el trigo pero nada grave, en general es intensa y aunque no hay tantos IBU’s casi no contiene dulzor, esto la hace mas seca y con el amargor mas pronunciado de lo que uno podría esperar, el retrogusto es consistente a toronja, muy rica e ideal para el calor, cumple muy bien con el estilo y le saca bastante provecho a los lúpulos como buena receta de estilo americana.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11045) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Draft at BierCaB. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, orange and hay. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. [08-07-2016]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1827) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Four pack from the brewery. A clear light golden color. Frothy off white head. Fine bubbly carbonation. Big fruity-citrus aromas. Light bready malts. Some melon and peach. Hard to believe they could pack so much flavor into such a light-bodied brew. Very quaffable and very refreshing!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2016
16-oz can. Pretty damn good stuff. Pours a cloudy medium gold with a dense and sudsy bright white head. Mild tangy nose, soft mango and toasty bread crusts and fresh grass. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. Light toasty bread crusts with nice grassy and tropical fruit counterpoints. Very soft and subdued compared to so much of what we drink these days, even at this body weight, but, still, it is delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (337) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Can from Kris Wines, London. Grapefruit, orangey aroma. Taste is grapefruit, piney, slightly soapy, low bitterness. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12747) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Draft - Big juicy and fruity tropical notes. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Fruity and tropical with a mellow finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2016
Can, bought @Mikkeller Webshop. Pours hazy golden with a small, staying, frothy white head. Aroma has lovely fresh hops, grass, grapefruit, papaya, bergamot. Light wheat sweetness as well. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has crisp malts with fine grainy wheat. Solid hops bitterness. Exotic, red apple, grapefruit, citrus. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raian (18) - Mexico, MEXICO - SEP 4, 2016
Blondish-golden color, great aroma with fruity notes, light sourness and a short-sweety palate, the distinctive taste of Modern World’s hops. "Tropical hoppy" is the best way to describe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2016

Can 1pt. @ pre. Danish (Ulfborg) Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, TNO(U)DRBSG16 @ fonefan & Brugmasia House.

[ As Modern Times Fortunate Islands ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, riped orange, tropical fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, tropical fruit, pale malt, fruity hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160819]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (915) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 29, 2016
Can, 1 pint. Crystal clear yellow/golden with a frothy offwhite head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, pine. Medium to lightbodied, moderate carbonation. Medium to light sweet, medium bitter. Grainy hoppy character into an astringent finish.


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