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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

2,149 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,149
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 45
Gots: 343 | 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: 2,149 | Reviews: 610 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Chris_Gannon
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MillerMan16
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwood06
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Very clear golden in color. Moderate to high carbonation is easy to see. Very thin white head. 3.75/5

S - White bread and some corn. Grassy hops. 3.5/5

T - Dominated by a corniness and grassy hops. Some yeasty white bread is also prevalent. Creamed corn is the major note that I am getting here. 3.25/5

M - Very creamy but also light at the same time. Medium bodied which throws me a bit for such a light beer. 3.5/5

O - This is a beer that I could easily drink on a warm day and enjoy. Creaminess reminds me more of a Cream Ale (like Spotted Cow) than an Island Lager. 3.25/5

Photo of RobAM
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Boughner33
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap and poured into a shaker pint. Clear yellow in color with no head thanks to the pour. Aroma is light malt, biscuit, grassy and floral hops. Taste is bread, grass, and grain. Medium body, thin texture, moderate to high carbonation, dry bitter finish.

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

it looks : A soft pour yields a stark white, fluffy head. It is 2 fingers in height and leaves wisps behind. The body is heavily carbonated, leaving bubbles along the sides of the glass, ascending up like champagne. It is pale straw blonde in color.

It smells : heavy malted corn scent, not far from Corona's smell although much sweeter and not as odious. This makes up most of the profile. Behind that, a slight banana peel note, faint fruity hop.

It tastes : Crisp, clean, mild malt flavor - made up of barley and corn. A slight slap of hop comes in but is flooded by more corn malts.

Mouthfeel : very clean all the way through , very crisp, with a sharp finish. Heavily carbonated.

Overall : This was an impressive lager. I'd have it again.

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

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goalie35
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Light and refreshing - nothing more.

Photo of Amp
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skywalker0g
3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Great beer and has that aloha taste with it :)

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

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

Photo of gopens44
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes, this isn't altogether too bad for what it is. Little biscuity but otherwise very easy drinking.

Photo of KSHunt
3.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukasbane
2.97/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Imagine if any of the generic/popular watery beers had more flavor and smoothness, you get Longboard. Not bad if you're just looking for something light.

Photo of Willster333
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale yellow with lacey head. Smell isn't very strong at all, very light yeast/wheat smell to it. Taste is very crisp and smooth, no aftertaste, but pretty light. Very drinkable but a little flat tasting. Not bad, not great.

Photo of fosters9
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DruB22
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of supervike
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very thin and translucent pale yellow. Smell is mild, and barely noticable. Great light and crisp flavor, no aftertaste and a smooth overall taste. A perfect thirst quencher, not filling.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; pale straw in color; less that a one finger white head that receded quickly to a very thin cap; almost no lacing;

S: grainy; a little floral;

T: grainy all the way though; light bitterness at the finish;

M; light to medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: reasonably good representation of the style; refreshing, but a little boring;

Photo of tkanedc
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 2,149 ratings.