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RATINGS: 416   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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3.5
tricksta_p (5236) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2017
Can from Beer Republic. Hmmm, could be fresher. Aroma is grainy malt, mild fruity hops, citrus, caramel, straw, tropical notes with grapefruit. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and mildly bitter with a fairly dry finish. Body is medium. Easy and pretty sessionable with fruity hops and grains.

3.9
Maracuja05 (1865) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2017
10-09-17 // draft, tasting paddle at BrewDog Shoreditch. Hazy golden yellowish beer. Light bodied. Yeasty wheaty, mild orange and Lemon Aroma, even some hints of Tropical fruits. Great beer.

3.4
lamas (1657) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2017
1 pint can. Canned on: 05/23/17. A cloudy amber pour with a thick beige head. Almost smells like an APA - grapefruits, zesty citrus rinds, some pine, light floral notes, and a sizable presence of wheaty grains. Goes down thin and surprisingly crisp given the date on the can. No surprises taste-wise - grapefruits, zesty citrus rinds, semi-sweet wheaty grains, and floral qualities abound. Guys who bring cases of this to family vacations should be respected and adored!

4.2
zoucrew102 (2150) - - NOV 13, 2017
Pint can. Bright tropical fruit aroma with notes of mango, passionfruit, tangerine and wheat malt. Pours hazy, pale golden colored with a two fingers of off white head that as excellent retention but no lacing. Starts with bright tangerine citrus and wheat malt flavors. Finishes with bright mango and passionfruit flavors with more tangerine citrus and acidity. Really nice pale ale.

4.1
llkc (2760) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
duft: frisk citrus lime appelsin. mango
smag malt appelsin mango. frugtig frisk

3.7
raymow (1803) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2017
on tap at Crafty's in Northeast Philly - cloudy golden color. Great fruity aroma. Nice tropical flavor.

3.4
katrinaez (2307) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 medium clear yellow. earthy hops aroma with old lemon. taste is earthy grass that is very light. light mouth. not impressed. tap

3.4
Emeister84 (2594) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Pint can from Beer Run. Light citrusy aromas, cereal. Hazy light orange with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, flavors of fresh grain, light passionfruit. Light-medium bodied.

3.3
Reid (2648) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2017
16 oz single from Lifesource grocer in Salem OR
$2.49
Pours a clear , bright corn oil yellow colour with a large thick and rocky white head.
Aroma is very subdued..but i get some faint passion fruit, melon and papaya.probably from the hops.
Taste is rather balanced and for the first time geting the wheat tones..Semi sour in parts..ultra citrus in others. Mixed, strange yet welcoming another sip.
Mouth feel is average for the style..well carbonated but the body is medium heavy.
A nice beer but never in the Top 50 of anything.

2.7
rob19a (491) - - OCT 20, 2017
11/20 yes it has a bit of tropical taste but this pale ale is a bit bland for me.


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