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RATINGS: 327   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseBones (60) - - JUN 9, 2014
A well made and overall delightful blend of aromas made me expect a stronger flavor body. Not that it was lacking in flavor but it does set a high expectation when the aroma is so rich and colorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1822) - 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 (7577) - 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 (12674) - 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 (12074) - 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 (43888) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (634) - MEXICO - AUG 29, 2016
Can, 1 pint. A clear golden beer with a small white head. Aroma is of hops and wheat. Taste is moderately bitter with a slight hoppy finish. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation and moderate astringency. Somewhat citric finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (16795) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2016
Sampled @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, Friday, Day 1

Pours slightly hazy golden colour with a mid-sized white head. Aroma of fruity mild bitter hops, flowers, wheat. Taste of mild bitter fruity hops, citrus, flowers, wheat, good one!


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