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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,709 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,709
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 31
Gots: 99 | FT: 1
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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remops

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-20-2013 23:41:41 | More by remops
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MSL94

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-19-2013 22:44:27 | More by MSL94
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Bieniek30

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-19-2013 17:07:08 | More by Bieniek30
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thebeeler

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-18-2013 07:59:02 | More by thebeeler
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ThomasMetal75

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Looks like an American lager. Nothing new here. It's a tad darker golden than say a Bud or Miller. No real head ever formed.

S- Bready with a slight hop spice. There is a wheat type smell in the grain. Not musty like a macro lager. No adjunct veggie or corny scent, which is a good thing. That's because this is not an adjunct lager! Very nice for a lager!

T- Slight hop spice mixed with a wheat type grain. Defiently bready. I detect a slight toasted flavor from the malt. Finish is slightly bitter. Dries fairly quickly. Very clean tasting beer overall.

M- I'd say the body is between light and medium, closer to light. Carbonation is very high with this beer. Very crisp and refreshing. Carbonation is just a tad to harsh, but doesn't detract from the beer.

*This beer picks up where Budweiser and Miller High Life/Coors left off. It let's you know that American lagers can actually have taste and character, but still be something that a macro beer drinker might appreciate. This a truly great lager!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 03:44:02 | More by ThomasMetal75
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +19%

08-17-2013 20:45:23 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Paulymd129

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-17-2013 03:40:20 | More by Paulymd129
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Walletsworth

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-17-2013 00:37:53 | More by Walletsworth
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a clear golden color with a light head which dissipates quickly. Some light lacing stays on the glass until the end. Good carbonation.

The smell is sweet malts, funky yeast, lemongrass floral and peppery hops.

The taste follows the nose, lemongrass, yeast, some mixed fruit, sweet malts, some bready malts and some peppery hops on the backend.

The mouthfeel is clean, the brew goes down smoothly with a slightly tangy bite which stays on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall, this is a clean lager, fresh tasting lager. This would be a nice "sessionable" brew especially on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 20:25:49 | More by microbrewlover
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69camaro

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-16-2013 19:31:23 | More by 69camaro
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omnibusfilms

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-16-2013 19:24:45 | More by omnibusfilms
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TasteFiend

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-16-2013 09:29:56 | More by TasteFiend
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

2.25/5  rDev -33%

08-14-2013 15:25:59 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-13-2013 06:02:06 | More by Dactrius
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Hugh37

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-12-2013 22:51:52 | More by Hugh37
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Tone

Missouri

2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong adjunct, hint of hop, hint of pale malt, and a hint of sweet malt. Very weak American Pale Lager, but decent American Adjunct Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight pale malt, adjunct, hint of hop, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, adjunct dominates both aroma and body.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 21:57:41 | More by Tone
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NickHalden

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-12-2013 06:48:20 | More by NickHalden
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SC_Beer_Drinker

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-10-2013 00:07:16 | More by SC_Beer_Drinker
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-09-2013 23:35:19 | More by Abe_Froman
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rpenterics

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-09-2013 01:45:45 | More by rpenterics
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-08-2013 22:07:27 | More by Eric908
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timoteo833

New York

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

08-08-2013 02:43:34 | More by timoteo833
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-08-2013 01:36:05 | More by AnitaBrewski
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bigd84

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-07-2013 22:47:28 | More by bigd84
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A-Weize

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

08-07-2013 13:57:16 | More by A-Weize
Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,709 ratings.