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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,760 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,760
Reviews: 572
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 32
Gots: 118 | 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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output01x

Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (Born On NOV 23 11) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2 finger bright white head that fades after a minute or so to a thin dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a clear pale golden straw with a good amount of energetic carbonation bubbles. Some light dusting can be seen during sips but quickly disappears.

Not only does the nose lack strength but it also seems to lack depth and complexity. Primarily malt-based, notes of crackers, white bread toast, and light grains. Slight grassy hops aromas are also detectable but somewhat difficult to find.

Each sip starts light, sweet, and just a tad bitter. Notes of caramel and butter toffee mix well with flavors of grassy hops and lager yeast. A slight citrus (lemon?) tang is also noticeable after each swallow.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is easy drinking and rather refreshing. The body is smooth and non-coatingand the carbonation is just barely prickly.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 06:15:57 | More by output01x
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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,760 ratings.