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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,851 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,851
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 36
Gots: 160 | 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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Ratings: 1,851 | Reviews: 574 | Display Reviews Only:
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Rudy

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-01-2012 15:12:08 | More by Rudy
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2012 20:25:33 | More by ChrisKuhns
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +48.4%

06-30-2012 05:16:29 | More by KC9LDB
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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-28-2012 23:40:40 | More by abrodsky
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TeamAlphaDoG

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.3%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-28-2012 19:56:50 | More by dcarr
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Futsey


3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2012 04:28:36 | More by Futsey
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-25-2012 01:21:04 | More by Hardcore
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deadhero

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-24-2012 12:40:57 | More by deadhero
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deepchills

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

06-24-2012 11:02:19 | More by deepchills
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Naterobsnyk4

New York

3/5  rDev -11%

06-24-2012 05:16:35 | More by Naterobsnyk4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%

I'll tell you, at this point in my life, they could put liquefied heroin in a CAN and I would drink it! The CANQuest (TM) has become such an all-CANsuming presence in my life that I CANnot imagine drinking beer from any other medium if a CANned version is available. Hoo, boy!

From the CAN: "Liquid Aloha" (see what I mean?); "Thirst's Up! Waikiki Beach in Honolulu is the birth place of Longboard surfing. Kona Brewing pays tribute to this iconic place with our own Longboard Island Lager. A spirited, crisp and refreshing brew, Longboard is a smooth ride all the way in."

The Crack revealed yet another beer that was happy to see me or at least to escape the CANfines of its vessel. I got an initial splash of foam, then it fizzed and refused to behave before finally calming down for the Glug. Oddy, I only produced a finger of bone-white head and even that was limited in its retention. A CANflicted beer! Color was liquid sunshine in the glass and with its NE-quality clarity, I wished that the sun were still shining as brightly as it had all day for comparison's sake. Nose smelled like lager, real lager, unadulterated, without corn or other adjuncts that have worn me thin. I may be in love! CAN I marry a beer? Oh, that's right - I CAN only rent them for short periods at a time. Mouthfeel was light, not downright thin, but kind of unobtrusive. It tasted like lager! It had a lightly sweet maltiness along with a mildly grassy hops presence on the tongue. It was super smooth and I had drank off easily half of the CANtents before I was even aware of how quickly it was going. Finish was semi-dry and I am marking it as a definite CANdidate for my beach cooler.

06-24-2012 00:27:26 | More by woodychandler
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zaptone

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

06-21-2012 23:44:24 | More by zaptone
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vpoxon

Florida

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-19-2012 21:28:02 | More by vpoxon
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deaconoflove

Pennsylvania

2.23/5  rDev -33.8%

Ap. Crystal clear straw color. White head appears only if you pour aggressively or swirl the glass, then it disappears.
Sm. Clean! Fresh! Pine and grain.
Ta. A little malty at the beginning, and then goes to a mild grainy cheap beer flavor. Tiniest of bitter finishes.
Mf. Watery with teeny carbonation.
Dr. It is a non-offensive lager. It's actually pretty good compared to normal American lagers, but there's just not enough there to interest me.

06-19-2012 21:22:06 | More by deaconoflove
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

06-19-2012 20:58:43 | More by nrs207
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-19-2012 01:45:12 | More by kkmiller76
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a_sh0pping_cart

California

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-19-2012 00:53:32 | More by a_sh0pping_cart
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NCLorax

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-17-2012 23:25:30 | More by NCLorax
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-17-2012 22:18:38 | More by hardcor33
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kennethkearns

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-17-2012 19:37:53 | More by kennethkearns
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VonZipper

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2012 18:02:31 | More by VonZipper
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -7.1%

Plain light gold color with a fizzled out head. Weak sauce. 2.0

Lightly grassy aroma. Not much else. Very boring. 2.5

Tea-like hop with some light sweetness to the malts. Nice balance, actually. Surprising. 3.5

Watery with medium carbonation. Does enough to tickle my stomach. 2.5

An ok pale lager. Not much character, but tastes alright. Better than BMC. 3.5

06-16-2012 04:30:24 | More by thecheapies
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dreis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-15-2012 16:12:02 | More by dreis
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sawilliams204


3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-14-2012 00:28:16 | More by sawilliams204
Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,851 ratings.