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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,834 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,834
Reviews: 573
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 36
Gots: 154 | 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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markallmon

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +48.4%

11-04-2012 21:28:15 | More by markallmon
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5/5  rDev +48.4%

08-09-2014 22:50:48 | More by ShutdownKings
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +48.4%

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jrutigs

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +48.4%

11-18-2011 04:51:22 | More by jrutigs
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UpperDecker

California

5/5  rDev +48.4%

03-06-2012 03:17:34 | More by UpperDecker
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JeffB

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +48.4%

07-06-2012 12:07:20 | More by JeffB
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Babydave

New York

5/5  rDev +48.4%

11-24-2011 03:28:26 | More by Babydave
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +48.4%

06-30-2012 05:16:29 | More by KC9LDB
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marty717

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +48.4%

08-25-2012 17:59:27 | More by marty717
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darkAmber

California

5/5  rDev +48.4%

11-29-2011 02:10:02 | More by darkAmber
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sammy1185

Missouri

4.8/5  rDev +42.4%

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.

01-15-2013 23:17:45 | More by sammy1185
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xgpt

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +42.4%

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.

06-17-2014 03:09:05 | More by xgpt
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Bapplebaum

New York

4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

01-15-2013 13:05:44 | More by Bapplebaum
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Ellisbrewing

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

07-10-2014 06:15:43 | More by Ellisbrewing
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4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

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putnam

Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +40.1%

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.

11-05-2004 03:51:12 | More by putnam
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pchoate

California

4.65/5  rDev +38%

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.

11-15-2011 05:06:59 | More by pchoate
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ryane

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +35%

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

01-15-2008 05:43:09 | More by ryane
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MrHurmateeowish

Maine

4.55/5  rDev +35%

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.

04-17-2009 01:32:07 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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yuichituba

California

4.53/5  rDev +34.4%

I'm a bit bewildered by the reviews that this lager has received. I personally don't care for lagers, if anything, I don't like them. But my mind have been changed by the few lagers i've had and this is one of them. Grant it, it has more of a pilsner-feel to it.

I got this cold, on tap at a steakhouse in Monterey, CA. I was extremely skeptical when my friends got it because 1) it's a lager and 2) it's from Hawaii (sorry!). I don't equate Hawaii with beer like I do with Boston and San Francisco. But when I had it WOWE!!!! It had this crystal clear, refreshing taste to it. The after-taste was something I've never tasted before.

It made sense after my friend reminded me that one of the most important ingredients in beer is water. Hawaii has very clean, pure water there. But they must've done something great to it to be one of only 3 lagers that I find interesting and enjoyable to drink.

08-05-2008 19:09:05 | More by yuichituba
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disruptor32

New York

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

04-28-2012 03:12:51 | More by disruptor32
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Kbupshaw

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

02-18-2013 13:19:43 | More by MarshMan71
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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,834 ratings.