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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager

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2,066 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,066
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 44
Gots: 259 | 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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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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1/5  rDev -70.4%

Photo of KSac4115
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow with a little bit of carbonation that dissipates quickly. Overall very clear consistency, however very slightly cloudy. Smell is heavy on malt. Hops are also fairly prevalent for a lager. Taste is a very medium bodied with great balance. Flavors blend very well starting sweet and finishing with a very slight bitter taste. Carbonation is not overwhelming which makes for a remarkably drinkable beer. Overall a surprisingly good and well balanced lager not shy on taste.


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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle to a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - The beer pours a clear light yellow/gold color with a nice 1 1/2 finger head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Not much aroma. Slight crisp malt character.

T/M - The beer is a nice clean beer with a smooth light malt character with mild bitterness to balance the beer. Medium to Medium/Light bodied with good carbonation and finishes a tad dry.

D - Very drinkable.

Overall, I liked this beer. I prefer the Pal Ale to the Pale Lager but this is a great any time beer. I'd recommend it. I wish I could enjoy it fresh at the brewery ;)

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-02-2011 21:58:08

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Single finger head, no retention and some lacing on a clear straw colored body. Aroma is mild with mostly grains, corn and malt. Flavor is similar with mostly grain and corn with a honey like malt backbone. Simple overall. High carbonation and light body. Refreshing and drinkable but not very memorable.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

my first hawaiian beer on BA! pours a watered down yellow straw color with almost no head. my server didnt appear to be a pro, so this may be on her. smells a little fruity, trace amoutns of hops in the aroma, but all up smells like a lager. flavor is that of any standard lager, but this has an island style fruity crispness to it. i can see this being a decent warm weather beer. mouthfeel is alright, brisk and light, could use a bit more co2. too boring to keep me interested, but not a bad brew.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kona Longboard Lager pours a very clear, straw color with plenty of active carbonation bubbles. The head is creamy looking, and has very good retention and lacing.

The aroma has some fruit and pale malts.

For a light or pale lager, longboard isn't bad at all. It tastes like a mix of an American lager and a Belgian Blonde or single. A good bit of generic fruity esters from the yeast come through. The fruit pairs with some pale malt that is lightly sweet, mixing grain and bread flavors.

Light and well-carbonated.

I didn't expect a lot out of this beer, but it wasn't bad at all, at least not for a light lager.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear straw yellow with a miniscule amount of foamy white head, leaves almost no lacing at all.

This beer smells like corn and grain, no hops, no malts, just corny and grainy.

Flavor wise its alot more of the same, its really watery and has a pretty gnarly aftertaste.

Its got way more carbonation than it needs and is just mediocre alltogether.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 2,066 ratings.