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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

2,187 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,187
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 44
Gots: 371 | 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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Ratings: 2,187 | Reviews: 619
Photo of Moose90
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A pale golden body with some slowly rising bubbles. A white head recedes to a wispy film. Light lacing.

Aroma: A malty aroma laced with a faint lemongrass hop presence.

Taste: A little sweet maltiness up front with a grassy, hoppy finish. Simple and clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light and crisp.

Overall: A very tasty beer, not very complex, but balanced. Refreshing.

Photo of DbbC
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MooseBoose
3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AirynCalle
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Could drink a whole bottle.

Photo of justincourts
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poppollutesminds
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taospowder
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chubenzino
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerparrot
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Easy drinking, cold and refreshing lager after a long day on the beach.

Photo of Chris_Gannon
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MillerMan16
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwood06
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Very clear golden in color. Moderate to high carbonation is easy to see. Very thin white head. 3.75/5

S - White bread and some corn. Grassy hops. 3.5/5

T - Dominated by a corniness and grassy hops. Some yeasty white bread is also prevalent. Creamed corn is the major note that I am getting here. 3.25/5

M - Very creamy but also light at the same time. Medium bodied which throws me a bit for such a light beer. 3.5/5

O - This is a beer that I could easily drink on a warm day and enjoy. Creaminess reminds me more of a Cream Ale (like Spotted Cow) than an Island Lager. 3.25/5

Photo of RobAM
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Boughner33
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap and poured into a shaker pint. Clear yellow in color with no head thanks to the pour. Aroma is light malt, biscuit, grassy and floral hops. Taste is bread, grass, and grain. Medium body, thin texture, moderate to high carbonation, dry bitter finish.

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

it looks : A soft pour yields a stark white, fluffy head. It is 2 fingers in height and leaves wisps behind. The body is heavily carbonated, leaving bubbles along the sides of the glass, ascending up like champagne. It is pale straw blonde in color.

It smells : heavy malted corn scent, not far from Corona's smell although much sweeter and not as odious. This makes up most of the profile. Behind that, a slight banana peel note, faint fruity hop.

It tastes : Crisp, clean, mild malt flavor - made up of barley and corn. A slight slap of hop comes in but is flooded by more corn malts.

Mouthfeel : very clean all the way through , very crisp, with a sharp finish. Heavily carbonated.

Overall : This was an impressive lager. I'd have it again.

Photo of denverroks
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goalie35
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vinicole
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light and refreshing - nothing more.

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 2,187 ratings.