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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,742 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 1,742
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 33
Gots: 112 | 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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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle generously given to me by my local distributor, and poured into a standard nonic.

A: Pours a straw colored, thin yellow shade, very translucent, with a bone-white head on top, a little less than a fingers worth, which dissipated down to a thin layer around the outer edge of my glass.

S: Muted notes of cotton-candy like barley sweetness.

T: Although it didn't look or smell like much, true to form, the all-barley nature of this beer truly does provide a level depth and a *punch* of flavor that adjunct lager simply cannot match.

Anyone who doubts that there is a difference between barley and corn/rice, should taste this side-by-side.

There is just a touch of hop bitterness on the back end, as well. It gives it just that touch of hop bitterness that helps balance it out and makes this thing just a little bit interesting.

M: Thick and hefty, with a reasonable amount of malt sugars left behind on the tongue. The finish is a shade too sweet. Carbonation, though visible, feels a touch too low for my liking.

D/O: Not a "bad" beer, but just not a lot of character. Bland. And a bit too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 18:58:51 | More by psuKinger
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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,742 ratings.