Thursday, March 19, 2015

Modern Times Beer Fortunate Islands Hoppy Tropical Wheat

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Modern Times Beer Fortunate Islands Hoppy Tropical Wheat.  I picked this can up at The Wine Club in San Jose (here). They have a small craft beer section, but they have an incredible selection.  If you're anywhere near The Wine Club go visit them and tell 'em Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you!

From the Modern Times Beer website: “Fortunate Islands shares the characteristics of an uber-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. 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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours clear gold with a huge white head from an aggressive pour and lots of lacing.
Aroma: Tropical fruits, citrus, banana, light wheat and sweet malts in the nose.
Taste: Citrus and tropical hop notes, sweet pale malt, biscuit, wheat and a touch of caramel and banana.
Overall: Easy to drink and light, Modern Times Beer Fortunate Islands Hoppy Tropical Wheat is a very nice beer. This 5% ABV offering is well worth a try and something I plan to pick up again.


Mark Harvey

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