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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,762 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,762
Reviews: 572
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 32
Gots: 120 | 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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TeamAlphaDoG

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.2%

06-28-2012 21:36:23 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -70.2%

02-03-2012 08:37:49 | More by bmcduff2
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JohnBeerRun

Georgia

1/5  rDev -70.2%

02-06-2012 13:36:04 | More by JohnBeerRun
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BigJohnShow

California

1/5  rDev -70.2%

06-29-2014 07:19:55 | More by BigJohnShow
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Vahovich

Hawaii

1/5  rDev -70.2%

04-20-2013 07:34:44 | More by Vahovich
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ConradKenney

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

03-07-2014 21:01:21 | More by ConradKenney
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cbuckl14

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

06-18-2014 21:54:04 | More by cbuckl14
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chris1919

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

04-20-2013 23:12:33 | More by chris1919
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olbubba

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

05-30-2012 01:51:15 | More by olbubba
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

04-18-2012 02:47:09 | More by RyanGoodman
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jcalabre

California

1.53/5  rDev -54.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2003 03:58:01 | More by jcalabre
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mithrascruor

California

1.63/5  rDev -51.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 17:32:03 | More by mithrascruor
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salvo

Indiana

1.8/5  rDev -46.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 02:56:52 | More by salvo
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jmbraxton

Alabama

2/5  rDev -40.5%

08-19-2012 01:40:31 | More by jmbraxton
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DJoe

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.5%

03-30-2014 00:47:36 | More by DJoe
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Klebe

Maryland

2/5  rDev -40.5%

06-20-2014 13:14:53 | More by Klebe
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Sebas

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -40.5%

04-18-2014 23:59:13 | More by Sebas
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MichaelDavidSharbaugh

Georgia

2/5  rDev -40.5%

11-23-2012 00:26:49 | More by MichaelDavidSharbaugh
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jasonPsager

Florida

2/5  rDev -40.5%

07-01-2014 23:23:36 | More by jasonPsager
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Therisse

California

2/5  rDev -40.5%

02-26-2013 17:17:28 | More by Therisse
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projhex

California

2/5  rDev -40.5%

11-15-2011 20:46:29 | More by projhex
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chrismia

Florida

2/5  rDev -40.5%

07-05-2014 14:21:58 | More by chrismia
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -40.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 21:13:50 | More by theboozecruise
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boardrrc

Yukon (Canada)

2/5  rDev -40.5%

12-29-2013 02:43:48 | More by boardrrc
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.5%

08-21-2012 03:33:05 | More by tmars13
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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,762 ratings.