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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,762 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,762
Reviews: 572
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 32
Gots: 120 | 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)
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with nearly indecipherable date of August 13, 2013 printed on the label. My first beer from Kona Brewing Co., and also my first beer from Hawaii! Expectations are about average based on this beer's current ratings.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Pours your typical light lager gold colored body with excellent clarity. About one finger's worth of "ecru" foam appears and then disappears. No lacing. About average for the style.

S - Smell is of corn, grains, dust, and a sweet pilsner malt smell. On point for the style, I'd say, without any pervasive spice to throw it off.

T - Crisp carbonation, grainy corn, light citric lemon bite, sweet sugary malt profile. I definitely wouldn't mind drinking this on a desert island, that's for sure.

M - Feel is crisp, tart, and light bodied. Clean smooth grainy finish.

Overall, this was about what I expected (and hoped) it would be. A light, sessionable, flavorful lager beer with a practical easy drinking 4.60% abv. A good first beer for me from Kona Brewing, and I look forward to trying the others.

Kona Brewing Longboard Island Lager ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 17:03:02 | More by mfnmbvp
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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,762 ratings.