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Fortunate Islands (Modern Times Beer)

I originally heard about this particular beer via Reddit, and to a lesser extent Beer Advocate. People online were praising this beer and chastising the brewers for calling what they had deemed a Session IPA an American Wheat Ale. In their eyes this appeared to be hophead suicide. With all of this back and forth going on in the forums I knew I had to try it so that I could throw my 2 cents into the conversation. Who was right? Read on to find out…

Fortunate Islands labelFORTUNATE ISLANDS is an American Pale Wheat Ale with a sippable 4.8% ABV and a seemingly contradictory 46 IBUs. Continue reading

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Gumballhead (Three Floyds Brewing)

I’m not normally the biggest fan of wheat/witbiers/hefeweizens, but the word on the interwebz was this was a good beer. And when has the internet been wrong? Not this time.

Gumballhead logoGUMBALLHEAD is an American pale wheat ale with a 5.6% ABV and 35 IBUs.

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Golden Wheat Ale (Telegraph Brewing Co.)

After having tried the Reserve Wheat, I figured I might as well try it’s “plain jane” cousin Golden Wheat Ale. Just like RWA, Golden Wheat Ale has a 5.0% ABV.

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Oarsman Ale (Bell’s Brewery)

Oarsman Ale is a sour mash wheat ale from Kalamazoo’s Bell’s Brewery. This beer is available year-round and has an easy drinking 4% ABV.

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