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Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager

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1,967 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,967
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 43
Gots: 218 | 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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Photo of midnitesun11
3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden straw like in color with a one finger white head. It also has plenty of fizzy carbonation bubbles and very little lace.

Smells of malts and a hint of citrus. Nothing too special smell wise.

Tastes smooth with citrus like hops to start and finishes with a malty flavor. Better than but comparable to a bud light or miller lite.

Mouth wise it wasn't anything special, a bit of carbonation but a watery like feel.

Overall id say its a better than average American lager but nothing that special. Would be great for the summer.

Served in a Pabst Blue Ribbon pint glass.

midnitesun11, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of zestd
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

zestd, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of hdf561
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Originally saw this beer at Disney World in January on tap during Marathon Weekend did nto try it there but they described it as an Island Lager which is how Landshark is described and I love that, so picked up a 6 pack when I saw it at home

This is nothing like Landshark but it is still pretty good. It was darker and heavier than I usually prefer but had a great taste and a good mouth feel, and no heavy after taste.

Overall this was a solid beer and I will drink and purchase it again especially when we head back to Disney in June. I would not recommend it for tailgating, or anything where your goign to drink alot of beer (parties etc) but if you grilling out, or just want a few good beers then this is right up your alley.

hdf561, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Celtics76
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Celtics76, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Combat_Engibeer
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Combat_Engibeer, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color in the Duvel tulip. Starts out with a nice slosh of foam, though it doesn't last as long as average. There is a nice spritziness in the mouthfeel. Faint but pleasant hint of resiny hops in the nose.

This seems to have a more substantial mouthfeel than some lagers. Not much in the way of malty flavors, but there is a nice lemony flavor. Hints of cereal and minerals. Very slight bitterness, some herbaceous taste, and not much aftertaste.

This seems like a better than average light lager though it's not what you'd call crisp. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Ralph's Supermarket in San Clemente.

mactrail, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer looks typical of a light lager: a yellow-pale gold color with plenty of clarity to it and a small, wispy sort of white head. It does seem to have more substance to it than some lesser examples, as the head, though small, manages some retention and just barely moderate spotty lacing. It manages to clear average, anyway.
It's never easy to judge a beer in a relatively poor style. The problem with this sort of beer is it's one that may draw in a BMC drinker, but one that won't convince him to go any farther. He may trade his Bud in for this beer, but he won't go from this beer to another. Anyway, it's a typical light malts/grains profile but with a slightly sweeter element and some fruits as well, soft and sweet. There are no off-putting sulfuric or cereal notes. Honestly, as an "it is what it is" sort of beer, it's done well. The malts base is pale/grassy, pilsner malts most likely with little of the grassiness one might expect. The flavor offers a little more than the aroma.
The feel is as crisp as one might expect from this type of beer, with a light, refreshing body and texture. It has the cleanness that is vital to a light beer.

Brenden, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of LoFiDave
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

LoFiDave, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of RyanTeeter
2.51/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a: This straw colored Lager was lacking on most aspects. Head disappeared in disappointment. Crystal clear.

s: Aroma very much reminded me of what I drank in college (Bud Light, Coors Light, Natural Light, etc). Very faint, light grassy malt with even lighter citrus notes.

t: Taste was a slight sign of improvement...slight. Very light taste. Grassy maltness with an ever slight bitter taste.

m: Watery with a last minute cliff hanger on the back of your tongue. Certainly the highlight of this product.

o: overall this was a huge letdown. This beer brought me back to a time when I drank beer for one purpose...and it wasn't the taste. Everything was lacking, in all categories. Summertime drinking would not lend itself to this flat beer.

RyanTeeter, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -11%

Lare453, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of zachturner39
4/5  rDev +18.7%

zachturner39, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of nunyadam
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

nunyadam, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of gpawned
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

gpawned, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Michaeldmanley
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Michaeldmanley, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of goldenM13
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

goldenM13, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of kp29
3/5  rDev -11%

kp29, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of TwoForty
3/5  rDev -11%

TwoForty, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -11%

jonathaniler, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of im4beer
4.36/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A= Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Apple cider color with little head.

S= smell of sweet citrus

T= light, crisp refreshing and sweet. Starts with a orange and lemon tones and finishing with sweet malt. Little to no hops.

M= light, lighly carbonated feel

O= Very delicious beer. I normally like heavier beers. But this is a great American lager full of flavor and quite refreshing. I will drink another when I get the opportunity.

im4beer, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of BoRaeCho
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

BoRaeCho, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ironchefmiyagi13, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

williamjbauer, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Borlando89
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Borlando89, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of kzov21
4/5  rDev +18.7%

kzov21, Mar 15, 2013
Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,967 ratings.