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

Added by Bierman9 on 08-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,331
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
2,864
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden coloration with a medium fizzy head. Smells of biscuity, bready malt with hints of citrus and grass. Taste follows the nose, with a good balance of biscuity, bready malts and somewhat faint citrus hops. There's also a certain herbal grassiness to this, with a light spice note as well. Finishes with a very light bitterness and a light herbal/spicy note lingering in the aftertaste. Light/medium body with medium carbonation. While this is pretty balnd, it's still nicely balanced and also has that herbal/spicy note going for it, which I quite enjoyed. Really not that bad for a Pale Lager.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Granted this is a 9mo old bottle. Kinda void in aroma and flavor. A slick finish. Touch sweet. It’s ok but very pedestrian.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 25JUN18 stamped on bottom left corner of label. 12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Cost $1.50 USD at a store.

Appearance - Very clear bright light gold body with decent carbonation, and a small one finger white head with medium low retention but fairly decent lacing. A swirl readily regenerates a finger of frothy head. 3.75

Smell - Faint corny sweetness, with faint hoppiness over the top of it all. 3.5

Taste - Thin, watery, and faintly cardboard. But actually not unpleasant. A faint but strangely noticeable (for the style) alcohol in the finish. 3.75

Mouthfeel - Light and clean, somewhat refreshing. 4

Overall - Very few light lagers stack up to the macrobrews that have it down to a science, to be honest. This one is no different. 3.5

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Photo of Ivan-Beertacora
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KevinB
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ghasting
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MoreBeer4me
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thank god I only have one bottle of this. Not that its terrible, but its a swill beer that's okay for sitting in the backyard on a hot day after mowing the lawn. Although for swill or session beers, I'll stick with Pabst and Yuengling.

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Photo of Schmaltz33
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eychung
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drew-Mullins
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonathanED
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMH73
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very slightly cloudy light golden color with a one inch white head that dissipated pretty quickly to a thin ring and left some spotty lacing. Smells and tastes of grains, light floral hops, mild herbal notes,lemon, yeast and a mild sweet malt presence. Medium bodied for a lager, well carbonated, smooth mouth feel with an ever so slightly dry finish.

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Photo of Whitealaskan
4.31/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mehak
2.03/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 355ml bottle with a BB of June 2018, so it's a little out of date. Acquired a while back from a webshop. The name plays tribute to Waikiki beach as the birthplace of longboard surfing.

A: Poured into a pilsner glass. A pale golden hue with faint suspended sediment and good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a moment or two before collapsing and dissipating to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of light malt with hints of subtle grain, mild earthy yeast, a vague leafiness and faint stewed veg. Decent enough.

T: Tastes of pale malt with notes of mild grain, subtle earthiness and a faint leafiness. Pretty clean with a delicate barley sweetness. Little bitterness to be discerned upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with fizzy carbonation and good body for the style. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of light grainy malt, mild earthy yeast and faint stewed leaves.

O: Pretty good for a lager. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are delicate and fairly clean. Nice body. Could do with a tad more hop presence, but drinkable enough. Great on a hot day - worth trying.

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Photo of cyal8tr
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of melikeymybeer
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of badgerbeer1
4.18/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. Easy drinking, crisp and simply good. Not alot of wild smells or tastes, just a good ol beer. Great low abv which makes it more enjoyable. Brings me to a beach whereever I drink it

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

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

Photo of Schlitz74
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Beer poured a medium pale color with a soapy white head,. There was decent lacing left on the glass. Over all it was an enjoyable beer, but nothing I would buy again.

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

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

Photo of kimlhurst
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 2,864 ratings