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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,861 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,861
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 37
Gots: 164 | 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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Bapplebaum

New York

4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -2.1%

Bottle into dimpled mug.

Very clear golden yellow body with a fizzy white head of 2 fingers. Weak lacing, but respectable retention.

Smells grainy and sweet with a big spicy hop note. The flavor is much more bold and assertive than the average pale lager, but the profile isn't very impressive-- it's like listening to a crappy record but hoping it will be better if you turn the volume up a lot. This beer didn't start out with a good flavor, it simply turned up the volume and made the mediocrity louder.

A few points are awarded for the effort-- there aren't many pale lagers with this much flavor... But that grainy malt melds with the spicy floral bitterness to create a very unpleasant off-taste as I swallow. Fortunately, the beer has a dry crisp finish.

Light, well-carbonated body is easy drinking.

Overall-- this might serve as an "intro to craft" for some, but does not impress me as some one drinking 'better beer' for several years.

01-13-2013 17:51:19 | More by AleWatcher
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AmitC

New York

3.84/5  rDev +13.9%

Has the perfect lager smell. Drinks pretty smooth.

Pours pale light in color. Some bubbles.

Grains are abundant in the nose. Very much like a normal pale lager. Seems adjunct free.

Light bodied feel. Lager like refreshing taste. Very light and moderate carbonation.

01-12-2013 00:48:49 | More by AmitC
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3/5  rDev -11%

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Virginia

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,861 ratings.