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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager

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2,065 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,065
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 45
Gots: 258 | 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 jsisko01
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy, pale golden color with a thin frothy head that dissipates instantly. Has almost no lacing at all.

Smell - Pale malts, floral hops, . I can't really detect anything else.

Taste - Very hoppy and floral.. A little bit of wheat in there with some pale malts. Has quite a bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light body with high carbonation. Very crisp and refreshing.

Overall - This is a pretty good beer. Definitely would be great on a summer day. I first tried this beer when I was on vacation in Florida..

Photo of RKel888
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ElGordo
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw color with a brief appearance of a small, bright white head. Aroma of very light malt, some tropical fruit notes, and more than a little sulfur. Palate is crisp and clean, with a good balance of pilsner malt and mildly fruity hops, with a vaguely tropical note. I've had this a number of times without giving it a critical thought, but I guess I'll have to call it a serviceable, if unremarkable, lager.

Photo of rcatalano
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice light golden yellow with very minimal head. Settles to a light lace right around the edges an patches of lace in the middle.

S: Nice scents of grains and grass. Mild floral hop notes but everything is balanced well here.

T: Very nice and refreshing for a lager. Not too heavy but a good amount of flavor. Light corn sweetness and some tastes of wheat and grain balance well and lead to a mild hop bitterness. It's very mild and makes it pretty enjoyable for a summer night at a deck party or an a beach with a bonfire. Def reminds me of summer boozing with friends.

M: More then average carbonation but a nice clean and crisp finish here.

O: Not bad for a summer lager. Could def drink a few of these outside in the summer with some friends. Hawaii has done well here.

Photo of disruptor32
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of captainbearcat
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of socon67
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Golden pour with an active white foam. Some carbonation.

S - Some smell of fresh grain, and a bit of honey.

T - Decent sweet flavor with a dash of wheat. But it doesn't linger at all.

M - Kinda watery.

O - I can appreciate a good pale lager, but this just isn't a good example. A shame, because I like Kona and Fire Rock.

Photo of PeteRiz
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Larrydoherty
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of mdtnelson
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Hack72
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of yergermeister
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of pandatron
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a pale straw with a finger width head, dissipates quickly, with spotty lacing.

Smell - Light, grassy aromas. Not much else.

Taste - Light notes of grass and corn. Moderately sweet. Decent, mellow hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Good carbonation leave a nice, crisp bite.

Overall - Good mouthfeel, otherwise an average lager. Drinkable, but don't expect a beer that'll wow you.

Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JeleReviews
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Ryanc23
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of shoul29
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of RyanGoodman
1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

Photo of marckobi
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of JCFinn
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of rowmine
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 2,065 ratings.