1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

1,748 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,748
Reviews: 572
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 33
Gots: 114 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Longboard Island Lager is a smooth refreshing lager fermented and aged for five weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements the malty body of this beer.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-07-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,748 | Reviews: 572 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Darkmagus82:
Photo of Darkmagus82
Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear medium golden color with a tiny fizzy white head. The head fades almost immediately leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a caramely sweet nature mixed with some bready and grainy smells. Along with these smells there are some light aromas of yeast as well as some grassy smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and sweet caramel taste. These create a base for the brew lasting throughout the flavor. As the flavors move from the initial taste, the beer sweetens as some sweeter corn flavors come to the tongue. Along with the sweet corn, so too comes some light hop tastes of a more herbal nature, leaving a sweet but still somewhat crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. The higher carbonation is very nice for the sweeter flavors of the brew making it easy drinking and refreshing.

Overall – Nothing too exceptional here. It is easy to drink, but overall a run of the mill lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 00:49:09 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
Photo of tillmac62
tillmac62

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a good head. Very good lacing and retention. Light nose of slightly sweet biscuit over subtle notes of tropical hops. Very nice medium body for a lager with a touch of creamy texture. Above average carbonation level that imparts a nice effervescent finish. The flavor profile is well balanced and also clean and crisp. It begins with a light biscuit sweetness that flows into a crisp effervescent light bitterness. Behind the bitterness is a light tropical tartness from the hops. The finish is crisp and effervesces into a slight dryness.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 18:53:14 | More by tillmac62
Photo of Cigarsmoker7
Cigarsmoker7

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-25-2014 17:22:37 | More by Cigarsmoker7
Photo of DucPilot
DucPilot

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love this beer but cannot get this to pour with a nice head. The head is very thin and gone way too quickly. If it had a better head it would improve its rating.

If anyone out there has found a way to pour this beer and generate a good, long lasting head I would love to hear about it.

I'm glad that I was introduced to Longboard and can get it 5,000 miles from its source.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 17:22:05 | More by DucPilot
Photo of rabbitguy
rabbitguy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.7%

07-25-2014 17:13:54 | More by rabbitguy
Photo of Nversobr
Nversobr

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2014 14:21:31 | More by Nversobr
Photo of Extrajoker00
Extrajoker00

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2014 13:38:35 | More by Extrajoker00
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2014 17:16:06 | More by thufflife
Photo of Keepnitrl
Keepnitrl

Washington

3/5  rDev -11%

07-24-2014 16:19:09 | More by Keepnitrl
Photo of Ropowers3
Ropowers3

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2014 14:16:16 | More by Ropowers3
Photo of AMCimpi
AMCimpi

New York

3/5  rDev -11%

07-24-2014 14:09:32 | More by AMCimpi
Photo of bhudish
bhudish

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

07-24-2014 13:52:06 | More by bhudish
Photo of jyacco15
jyacco15

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-24-2014 13:51:55 | More by jyacco15
Photo of Kunstman
Kunstman

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -11%

07-24-2014 03:43:43 | More by Kunstman
Photo of richobrien
richobrien

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2014 03:23:36 | More by richobrien
Photo of SSS
SSS

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

07-23-2014 22:57:18 | More by SSS
Photo of zachgroves
zachgroves

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-23-2014 04:13:19 | More by zachgroves
Photo of Robyn
Robyn

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

07-23-2014 02:56:04 | More by Robyn
Photo of Darhawk
Darhawk

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-22-2014 03:15:21 | More by Darhawk
Photo of 302BeerGuy
302BeerGuy

Delaware

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

07-22-2014 00:44:47 | More by 302BeerGuy
Photo of mattyrubes
mattyrubes

New York

3/5  rDev -11%

07-21-2014 17:51:25 | More by mattyrubes
Photo of Nickcal
Nickcal

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-21-2014 02:26:59 | More by Nickcal
Photo of EricKelly386
EricKelly386


2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

07-21-2014 00:00:57 | More by EricKelly386
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2014 22:35:46 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
Photo of Kbupshaw
Kbupshaw

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

07-20-2014 20:44:58 | More by Kbupshaw
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,748 ratings.