Modern Times Beer Fortunate Islands – American Pale Wheat Ale at 5% ABV | 46 IBU

Modern Times Beer Fortunate Islands American Pale Wheat Ale at 5% ABV | 46 IBU (C$4.99 at Oak & Vine, 473 ml, packaged on 23-May-2017, acquired 31-Jul-2017, reviewed 31-Jul-2017)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with one finger of loose white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (5/5) Aroma: citrus, wheat, tropical fruit, grassy hay. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: light body, moderate carbonation, dry finish. (4/5)

Not quite what I was expecting – but that being said, I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting. Not as bright, I guess? I was expecting more penetrating hop aromas, and though they’re there, they’re not present to the degree I was expecting. It’s well under 90 days old, so age shouldn’t be a problem. Dunno – guess I’m left damning it with faint praise. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze

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