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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,963 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,963
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 43
Gots: 215 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

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Photo of jcalabre
1.53/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

jcalabre, Aug 21, 2003
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1.63/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

Drinkability: Undrinkable.

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.

mithrascruor, Jan 01, 2008
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1.8/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

salvo, Jan 16, 2011
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

jmbraxton, Aug 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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chrismia, Jul 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

theboozecruise, Aug 13, 2011
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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,963 ratings.