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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager

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2,180 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,180
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 44
Gots: 363 | 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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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very clear, looks like a macro you can buy for $23 a case. No head.

Lacks smell, but what's there is clean and slightly floral.

Tastes like a macro, straw-like, barely floral, kind of what I expect dirt to taste like.

Nothing early on, then slightly bitter and sourish in the finish.

Nothing to write home about, tastes like any other macro.

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3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pint at the Tiki-themed bar at our Waikiki beachside hotel.

This beer appears a very pale golden straw colour, with one finger of thin foamy white head, which leaves a tight spray of lace around the glass as it hastily subsides.

It smells of weak grainy malt, and equally faint earthy grassy hops. The taste is somewhat acrid grainy malt, and earthy, leafy, kind of peppery hops.

The bubbles are a bit peppy, but fall in line quickly enough, the body medium-light in weight, and adequately smooth. It finishes off-dry, the grain performing its simple task to completion.

Straightforward, and goes down, no questions asked. As long as the sun shines, this stuff will reign, benevolently.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
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