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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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4.1
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Aroma: Wheat, Citrus Zest, Mango Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Grapefruit, Wheat, Mangos, Mild Tangerine Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Tart


3.8
MattH (854) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Can from Pacific Grove, CA Trader Joe’s. Dated 5/23/16. Translucent gold pour. The lemony orange of the Citra and spiciness of the Amarillo Hops meld well to create a pleasant medium strength aroma. Flavor is fresh wheat, orange, orange pith, and some tanginess. Very nice’ well put together, refreshing beer.

3.6
Lagerboy (2189) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2017
On tap at Red Beard. Clear yellow orange, mostly fading white foam. Aroma of tropical fruity hop. Taste is tropical grapefruity hop and lean wheaty malt. Average carbonation, lighter bodied, well hopped. Easy and refreshing, more of an ISA I reckon. LLF (Less Lagerboy Friendly) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
luttonm (6166) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Can in Seattle. Lightly clouded yellow-orange, thick pillowy white head. Peppery wheat malt body. Guava, tangerine and fresh fruit on nose. Lovely juiciness top to bottom. Fantastic mashup of an IPA and a round wheat beer base. Delicious, and a nice idea well executed.

3.5
reebtogi (6235) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2017
Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Edmonton (Modern Times Tap Takeover) pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small white head leaving spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and pine with some tropical fruits. Taste is a tropical fruity and malty sweetness with a light spicy, piny, citrus hop bitterness. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a nice refreshing hybrid brew that is interesting and tasty. Recommended.

3.5
BillKismet (4041) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Sunny, tan colored brew fills the glass, topped by a creamy beige cover. The nose imparts waves of grapefruit and wheat with a whiff of cattiness. Juicy mouthfeel with peach and apricot undulating over the palate. A bright and lovely summer elixir.

3.3
keenano (61) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 3, 2017
On tap at Beer Rev. Golden colour, almost no head as most of these pours are. Huge apple nose, butterscotch, slight pine. Soft initially, slight hoppy bitterness at the finish. Okay

3.4
RickFifty (1238) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2017
Golden color, white head. Melon nose, apple, caramel, grass, herbal and plastic notes, hint of wheat. Fruity taste, melon, pineapple, herbal notes, light malty, hint of citrus, Medium body, soft to average carbonation.

3.9
ben4321 (6412) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2017
16 oz can from jcos. Thanks bud! Pours an​unclear golden-orange, frothy head. Spotty lacework. Citrus, grapefruit, a little wheat. Nice hop flavor on a clean wheat base. A really enjoyable, clean drinker.

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BackusWackus (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Had a can at home, once again find myself sharing with my husband. I don't mind sharing this one though, it certainly does not taste like an IPA like the description says (or at least not a good one). It's one of the better wheat beers I've had, tastes like citrus on a fortunate island of misfit toys. Overall I like it but wouldn't get it again which is more because I don't love wheat beer than anything else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
jflopsu (1592) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Pours a clear light gold with heavy white head. A citrus, pine, grain and wheat aroma. A light body with citrus, pine, fruits, grains and malts. A dry grain and malty afteraste with some lingering sweet citrus.


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