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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager

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1,930 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,930
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 41
Gots: 195 | 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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Photo of troysoy2
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, Dated Dec 09 11.

I poured this Hawaiian lager into a pint glass and got about a half finger of loose, not so dense, egg shell head. The body of the beer is a standard pale amber with good clarity and plenty of carbonation. Not much lacing, but you can tell it's trying.

Subdued, not terribly unique smell of lemon and malted, bready cereal grains. Lightly hopped, grassy.

The taste is better than expected. It has a pleasing sweetness to it which is nicely complimented by a crisp, dry finish. Hints of orange zest or even mango flesh ride smoothly over a slightly overpowered malt background. Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel fits the style well.

I wouldn't mind having another of these, actually. Kona does a nice job.

troysoy2, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of JLapadura
4/5  rDev +18.7%

JLapadura, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of videofrog
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

videofrog, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Colebug
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Colebug, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of VikeMan
3/5  rDev -11%

VikeMan, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of jak
3/5  rDev -11%

jak, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of MerkurKing16
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

MerkurKing16, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.48/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pure gold with a half of an inch of loose, bubbly, white head that quickly dissipates. The nose is lightly malty, lemony, and grassy. The flavor is very malty up front with with a sweet, lightly bready feel followed by a smooth, grassy, lemony hop finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, very smooth, and perfectly carbonated.

This is a very refreshing lager. The malt is close to what I would expect from a pilsner, but there's a strong, lemony feel that adds a lighter, less hoppy character to this beer. It's very enjoyable.

tdm168, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of bh123
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

bh123, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of SohoSD
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

SohoSD, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Aclapp
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Aclapp, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
3/5  rDev -11%

2dogbrew, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Sailracer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Sailracer, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of GreyGhost4
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

GreyGhost4, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of jisak74
3/5  rDev -11%

jisak74, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of creez
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

creez, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of JedediahK
3/5  rDev -11%

JedediahK, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of rah1734bones
4/5  rDev +18.7%

rah1734bones, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of redfox405
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

redfox405, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into straight pint glass. The beer poured a clear pale yellow color, with about an inch of white head that had low retention and no lacing. The aroma was mostly sweet grain, with just a gentle touch of hops, and was fairly typical for the style.

The flavors were the same as the scents, and were also fairly typical, although I did pick up a bit of skunkiness on the tongue. The was the average smooth thinness of the style. Drinkability was OK, but with the beer being generally boring, it wouldn't have much attraction for me. If you want a light beer to keep around as a "lawnmower" beer, this would be OK, but you could do better as well.

beertunes, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Not very much head from my pour only a slight lace ring. Color is a clear bright yellow.

S - Typical lager smell mild corn malts and yeasts with mild hops.

T - Not as flavorful as I expected but it gets the job done. Light grassy hops and sweet malts. Not bad but not really that great.

M - As expected light bodied and fizzy.

Overall it doesn't seem worth it at 10.49 a six pack to invest in such an average lager.

DrDemento456, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of matovu
4/5  rDev +18.7%

matovu, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Nage37, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Born on Feb 06 12 on label.

A steady pour delivered 1/2 a finger of fizzy, near white head. This dissipated in less than a minute and didn't even really leave a ring. A steady stream of bubbles rises to the top in this yellow straw colored beer.

Nose is mainly a wheat based grain aroma with grassy hops filling it out.

The flavor starts out with a sweet bready malt base and quickly finds its way into grassy hops. Yeast finishes it off.

This is a a light bodied beer that would be good with a lawn mower. It's more sweet with a little bitter, and only a slightly dry finish.

CFHMagnet, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Kornoms, Mar 17, 2012
Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,930 ratings.