Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

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 STATS
Ranking:
#42,752
Reviews:
739
Ratings:
2,901
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
882
Trade:
3
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Photo of Act25
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made in Portland OR or Portsmouth NH stateside depending on your coast, but in Hawaii on the big island. As good as any lager anywhere. One of the best from Kona.
a) 1 finger head w reasonable lace, fine carb, and last over a clear lager body.
s) As expected clean lemony, grain, hop, grass.
t) Clean, cold fermented imparts more clean notes, perfect aperitif before dinner would not order any other when in HI.
f) Clean again, crisp, refreshing, sessionable, but one is enough for me before moving to weightier more flavorful brews.
o) Blind test against any lager in the world.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Clear golden yellow color, finger-thick head that quickly dissipates. Little to no retention.

Aroma smells like a corny lager, with bread and biscuit malts. Other notes of grain, yeast, and mild herbal hops. Hops are somewhat present in the smell.

Taste consists of corn, bread, grain, and yeast. Much like the smell, nothing too different. Kind of watery. Not very hoppy.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: Slightly hazy yellow. One finger of foamy white head with good retention.

Smell: Extremely mild, spicy and citrusy hop aroma.

Taste: Like the nose, extremely mild. Biscuity malt with no real perceptible hop flavor and almost no hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, high carbonation.

Overall: It's okay. Easy to drink, but lacking in flavor.

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Photo of Zenboy99
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronl12
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Look is semi-cloudy yellow. Smell is yeasty malt. Taste follows nose. Feel is light. Overall a drinkable lager but nothing special.

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Photo of eluvah
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisK14
4.67/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Like the look, taste, and mouth feel. Golden color, with clean taste with macadamia in the back. Nice balance, buttery flavor. My favorite lager overall

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Photo of allbeersgood
4.38/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One day when I go to Hawaii this is the beer I want to drink. Amber color, big bubble feel in the mouth. Easy to drink from the glass or straight out of the bottle.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of razordm
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jguzman718
4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mclusal
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

H13

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shulmm02
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of matuto
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just for thirst quenching, in which it's good at it, but nothing else remarkable.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

6/20/2018

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Photo of Zigzach
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ProNR
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
2.65/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MacStinson
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoodviewBrew
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost a bubble gum smell. Fairly standard crisp lager that would be good with white meat or caribbean food.

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Photo of Craig007
3.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GinDC
2.87/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Frank_TX
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 2,901 ratings