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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,917 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,917
Reviews: 580
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 40
Gots: 190 | FT: 2
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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4.8/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into Sam Adams Perfect Pint

A: Gorgeous dark straw, bright white head

S: Yeast, malt and a hint of hop

T: WHOA! This is in the same category as Bud LIght? Absolutely no comparison. So much flavor and richness out of a lager. The best lager I've had, by a long shot. A bit of yeast, a bit of pale malt, super crisp with a nice hint of floral sweet. I could drink this for breakfast.

M: Nice, crisp carb, with a smooth finish

O: I'm so glad this made it to Missouri. Definitely a go-to poolside beer.

sammy1185, Jan 15, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent session. At only 4.6% this makes a wonderful session. I could drink this all day at the beach or at a bonfire. Nice and slow the mouthfeel is awesome (for an amateur) and is smooth as glass.

Appearance is a 3 only because I'm sipping straight from the bottle.

xgpt, Jun 17, 2014
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, Jul 18, 2012
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4.72/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love a lager that pours all blurry orange.
The aromas are mintly, locker room-lively, reeking of cracked, honey-drizzeled grain and tight. On the palate it is dutifully Am. craft-like in terms of hoppiness and braised, honeyed maltiness. A real blue collar beer this. Dry enough. Feisty, percolating fizz creates an impression of brutal energy. Roasted, honey cardboard and paper flavors on the finish make it authentically deliriously herbal and rustic and loads of fun.
You have to hate life not to love this beer.
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That last sentence is way too strong. Sorry.

putnam, Nov 05, 2004
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4.65/5  rDev +38%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I fell in love with Longboard for drinking after snowboarding a few years ago. I'm a honey-blonde ale fan and Longboard has floored me since the first time I had it.

It has a perfect blend of taste and drinkability, similar to Newcastle. A medium body lager with a great finish. Robust but not heavy. Very refreshing for a craft style beer.

pchoate, Nov 15, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap in Hawaii, A wonderful example of a premium american lager,

A: Nice Pale Straw Gold Color, fair amount of
carbonation.

S: Minimal hop aroma.

T: malty but not overly, and a nice grainy finish

M: Decent amount of body, much richer than a
typcial American lager

D: Definately a session beer

ryane, Jan 15, 2008
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4.55/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from the local Hannaford. Pours a light straw yellow crystal clear body with a short lived half inch of off-white head. Smells somewhat bready and biscuity. Tastes sweet with some bready elements as well as an unexpected citric hoppiness supporting. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very easy drinker, even for the style. I'd definitely get this one again, either to have with macro-drinking friends or on a hot summer day. Good stuff.

MrHurmateeowish, Apr 17, 2009
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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,917 ratings.