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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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3.6
MNAle (432) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2019 Very IPA-like aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits. Golden amber with a gorgeous, tall, thick white head, that recedes slowly with a rocky, uneven surface, leaving good looking lacing. Great look in the weizen glass with the rising bubbles. The malts ensure that this is definitely a wheat beer; the wheat base makes its slightly spicy presence known, but the hops are (as with the aroma) very IPA-like. Tropical fruits, with the citrus elements are more subdued than in the aroma, but still the main show. Moderately bitter through the middle and into the aftertaste, with the bitterness lingering longer than the other elements of the flavor. Refreshing, crisp, and dry in the finish. The body is thin to moderate, with the carbonation tingling the mouth. Overall, it is a good, well done, ale, but I guess I'm not sure what the brewer was intending with this beer. It is a refreshing beer, and I'll enjoy the other 3 in the 4-pack, but it is not what I would buy if I was seeking an APA; additionally, it has IPA elements, but it is not what I would buy if I wanted an IPA, either, and the wheat presence is there in the feel and somewhat spicy flavor, but, again, if I want a wheat beer, I wouldn't buy this due to the IPA flavor and aroma. I guess the combination just does not do it for me.

3.4
berkshirejohn (8065) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2019 [On tap at the first birthday party at the Encinitas outlet.] A hazy amber pour with a ring of cream head; tropical fruit aroma; crisp tropical fruit taste, slightly sour and very refreshing; then a dry citrusy finish. Very good.

3.4
AWISLguy (4864) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2019 On tap at Champps in Brookfield. Very clear pour. Grassy, tangy fruit nose. Taste follows, but is much lighter, and a bit malty somehow. Thin finish. 13.2

3.7
azzurro (1345) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2019 Ordered online from LCBO, nice hoppy pale ale, a bit diluted, but overall, fairly good.

3.2
crossovert (16340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2019 Draft. Hazed godl porur. Alot of dankness and grapefruit spaice aroma , mostly grapefruit flavor, some sweet lemon lime, not overly sweet.

3.5
Tessic (1520) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2019 This pale ale poured a cloudy, light amber colour with a creamy, bright white head. Medium lacing. Scents include citrus hops, being pineapple and orange. Perfume, cooked veggies and honey most prominent. First swig was really creamy with nice hop bitterness being that nice citrus flavour, a little honey and a bit of cereal. Finish is the perfect amount of hops in the creamiest beer I think I have ever had. Delicious !

3.9
maungawhaumalts (2) - - JUL 15, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2019 Delicious hoppy citrus flavour, hazy with nice bitter hit. I’m liking this one!

4
weitz15 (738) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2019 Hazy yellow pour, white head. Crisp, citrus aroma. Flavor is clean, crisp citrus with a very drinkable body.

3.3
dfearnley (3223) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2019 Aroma is orange, wheat, grapefruit. Taste is wheat, grapefruit, pepper and yeast.

3.5
badpuppy69 (546) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 21, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2019 From a can to glass. Pours a hazy amber orange color with a huge frothy creamy head. Aroma is Citrusy tropical fruits upfront, Guava, tangerines, oranges, grapefruit, slight floral, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, slight earthy herbal hop note and slight pine. Taste follows the aroma well with a lot of the tropical fruit notes diminished in the sip and aroma a saison type note taking over and killing this beer for me. Not into it. $11 4 pint cans. Very thin bodied and thin flavor. 3.5 stars out of 5 for me. Its not bad but not good.


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