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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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77
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2,182 Ratings
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80
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Ratings: 2,182
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 44
Gots: 366 | 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:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-07-2002

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
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Ratings: 2,182 | Reviews: 619
Photo of BUNZILLA
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.14/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't normally reach for a lager, but I really like this one.

Photo of whitebrow
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jtnord
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ralerwen
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of charrel
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alexkwilhelm
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBCE
2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aussiebeer
1/5  rDev -70.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

MIght have to taste this again, going off a 1/2 star rating on Untappd back in 2013, my tastes have changed.... I'll give it another go

Photo of Hopmaniaman
4.31/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic lager. I love it

Photo of panoocha
4.68/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light taste and light in color. Refreshing.

Photo of mchegash
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4/5
A bright golden yellow, extremely clear. No head. Lots of carbonation can be seen rising through the beer. I love the yellow color, because it really does make the beer look like an exotic "island" lager.

Smell - 3.5/5
Smells like a lager. I have a hard time smelling anythine other than the lager smell (but that's the case with most lagers I try...so maybe it's just my unrefined nose, rather than the beer.) The smell does seem to have a hint of fruitiness to it, almost tropical fruitiness.

Taste - 4/5
Sweet malts, some fruitiness, some "lager taste". I like this lager a lot, because I can really taste the malts. The lager aspect is still very present, but there is a great balance between malts and "lager taste". The beer is quite sweet, with perhaps hints of honey.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, quite crisp, a good amount of carbonation. Smooth, and perhaps a bit syrupy (but only slightly).

Overall - 4/5
This was actually a great lager. One of the best I remember having.

Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.61/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phar0s
2.92/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Dlug84
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of B-Land
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnParadee
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewstradamus
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ernie_B
4.11/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My go to beer. I always eat this at Islands. This is a refreshing beer at its finest. One of the best lagers available. Crisp, tasteful, and it will make you happy.

Photo of Moose90
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A pale golden body with some slowly rising bubbles. A white head recedes to a wispy film. Light lacing.

Aroma: A malty aroma laced with a faint lemongrass hop presence.

Taste: A little sweet maltiness up front with a grassy, hoppy finish. Simple and clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light and crisp.

Overall: A very tasty beer, not very complex, but balanced. Refreshing.

Photo of DbbC
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MooseBoose
3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 2,182 ratings.