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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager

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2,149 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,149
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 45
Gots: 339 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (Born On NOV 23 11) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2 finger bright white head that fades after a minute or so to a thin dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a clear pale golden straw with a good amount of energetic carbonation bubbles. Some light dusting can be seen during sips but quickly disappears.

Not only does the nose lack strength but it also seems to lack depth and complexity. Primarily malt-based, notes of crackers, white bread toast, and light grains. Slight grassy hops aromas are also detectable but somewhat difficult to find.

Each sip starts light, sweet, and just a tad bitter. Notes of caramel and butter toffee mix well with flavors of grassy hops and lager yeast. A slight citrus (lemon?) tang is also noticeable after each swallow.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is easy drinking and rather refreshing. The body is smooth and non-coatingand the carbonation is just barely prickly.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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5/5  rDev +48.4%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light yellow with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Aromas of corn and wheat. Taste is more of the same with some light fruity notes. Heavy wheat and corn aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly carbonated. Not too bad for a lager and has good drinkability.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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2.97/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a fizzy yellow. Transparent. Abundant carbonation. Bleach white head, two fingers. Rapidly dissipating, minimal stick.

S: Cracker like malts, lemon and mild pine notes from the hops. More going on than BMC, but without the skunked vegetable green bottles seem to have.

T: Clean, smooth. Malt crackerness is met with a faint protest of hops. Malt wins. Finishes slightly sweet. Nothing offensive. But nothing really brought to the table either.

M: Thin, light, watery. Not really seltzery in my experience, but it is very thin bodied.

O: Bought a bomber for three bucks and still feel like I payed too much. Not bad, just lacked flavor.

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Scent is sweet honey with some grain and very mellow hops. Taste is moderately hoppy with a smooth malt edge. Sweet grain and wheat flavors. Nothing to complex, but easy drinking. Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a good example of an American lager. Very easy drinking.

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 2,149 ratings.