Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.
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1.53/5 rDev -54.6%
I originally sampled this beer on 23 November 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
Appeance: this is a cloudy yellow lager with a white head
Flavor: There isn't much flavor to speak of
Aroma: This beer isn't aware of what this means.
Well, if your goal is to have beers from all 50 states, this one covers Hawaii.
08-21-2003 03:58:01 | More by jcalabre
1.63/5 rDev -51.6%
12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow color with hints of gold. Minimal white head leaves slight bits of lacing and becomes a thin film. Hardly any carbonation.
Smell: Generic malty aroma; maybe a bit of grasses and honey in there too.
Taste: Malty character with... I'm not sure what. Grassy, but sprayed with pesticide? It's a really atrocious flavor that permeates the aftertaste too.
Mouthfeel: A bit more viscous than most lagers of this calibre. Still light-bodied, but there's something almost syrupy to it. Little to no carbonation.
Maybe (hopefully?) I just got a bad batch of this, but it tastes terrible. And what is there isn't enough to make me bother trying it again in the future.
01-01-2008 17:32:03 | More by mithrascruor
1.8/5 rDev -46.6%
Pours almost clear with soda-like carbonation. Fizzy, light. More towards a mass produced adjunct than the promised handcrafted beer. Says on the label brewed in New Hampshire by Kona Brewery NH rather than HI. Three sips; drain pour. Life if too short to choke this down.
01-16-2011 02:56:52 | More by salvo
2/5 rDev -40.7%
A friend brought this one to me, I know it's available on the mainland but I haven't seen it locally.
It's a clear golden color with a small white head. Nothing special at all here.
There is a faint earthy malt aroma but it's hard to pick up. There's really nothing special here either.
More of the same on the flavor. It's a little grassy with a slight malt flavor but weak overall and unimpressive.
I've gotta say this one is very disappointing. Just "not impressed" all around.
08-13-2011 21:13:50 | More by theboozecruise
Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,830 ratings.