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RATINGS: 489   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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3.2
Grumbo (11626) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2020 30/6/2020. Sample courtesy of the SHIG, cheers! Pours hazy pale orange gold with a bubbly white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, tropical fruit, flowers, touch of resin. Moderate sweetness and light bitterness with a slight tart edge. Moderate body.

3.3
SHIG (7591) - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2020 Can: Poured a orange with white head. Aroma is light fruit, hoppy, citrus. Taste is soft juicy citrus hops, mellows, grain backbone.

3.3
Mpuntmuts (570) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2020 Quite clear golden orange pour with a two finger white head. Subtle hoppy and fruity aroma but the malts are pretty dominant in this one. Some caramel there also. Medium sweet and halfway medium bitter. Medium bodied, somewhat watery finish with medium fizzies. Still a surprisingly tasty beer though. Summer wheat fields in a glass.

3.6
Susie33 (971) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2020 Clear pour. Thin foamy head. Wheat and malt nose. Wheat mixrd with malty flavor. Easy carbonation.

2.9
obguthr (9432) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2020 Grass and pencil shavings aroma. Crystal clear amber, medium head. Grass. Medium body, easy carbonation.

4.5
ChungYunJi (212) - Taoyuan City, TAIWAN - MAY 17, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2020 Golden, clean, off-white beerhead, and frothy, creamy and medium foam. Ok retention. Malty and hops have a great balance, typical citrus and tergerine, also bread and biscuit. Medium sweetness, soft carbonation, medium bitterness and crispy touch. Highly recommended

4.1
Fisler (1703) - Bamberg, GERMANY - APR 5, 2020
UPDATED: APR 5, 2020 Modern Times kannste echt blind kaufen, das ist ein 1st class Pale, superlecker, spritzig, fruchtig, crispy, ramalamadingdongsaynomore. Von vorn bis hinten ein Genuss tropischer Geschmackskompositionen. Mehr jetzt bitte gleich!

3.8
bpreo (3581) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2020 A fine tasting IPA, with lots of subtle, light, and crisp hop flavors. Not overdoing it at all.

3.8
linus (145) - - JAN 3, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2020 Wow. Very interesting brew. Wheaty backbone with IPA aroma. A fortunate fusion that didn't go wrong 🤣 Very short finish though. Decent.

3.6
MNAle (526) - 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.


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