Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

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77
okay
2,744 Ratings
THE BROS
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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale 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
Ratings:
2,744
Reviews:
704
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
776
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,744 |  Reviews: 704
Photo of TPZEM
3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light straw gold with a foamy head, but was disappointed that there was little retention to the beer. Little lacing throughout the beer. Tastes of a mix between corn and other grainy wheats. Nicely balanced with a somewhat sweeter aftertaste post-swallow. Has little in the way of any lasting flavors dancing on the tongue, but overall, a very nice pale lager. Would most definitely sample again.

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Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thommo_nk
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light straw colour, no head is retained after pouring.

The flavour is very light, mild bitterness, nicely balanced. Lager is my style so I am probably over rating this, but I like it.

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Photo of rderedin
2.85/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 808nanilee
3.07/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmashAdams
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is actually better than I thought it would be. A nice clean crisp lager that kinda tastes like a nice German Helles. Refreshing and easy drinking and we'll made. yb

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Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I see this at the big stores I notice you can get it at a nice price when buying it warm. But, its flavor does not make it worth the bargain price. Nothing impressive here.

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Photo of Albertdidz
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbrandt22
4.01/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BellinghamBiker
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Julian_Hayden
4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walnut
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Redman414
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcscientist
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I finally tried a Kona brew, and figured I'd start with one of their base beers. It's clearly a light lager, perfect for those hot days on the beach, but not too intensely flavored. Tasted a lot like the Belikin beer I'd recently had in Belize, which makes sense given their respective climates. You can definitely put down a few of these while laying out in the sun.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.07/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The appearance was a clear yellow colored body gave a one finger foamy white head. Fast rising carbonated bubbles came through. Some slight lacing appeared. The smell has basically some malts and corn balanced mostly well. The taste is mostly mild malts with the corn in the background. A sweet dry finish accompanies the taste. The palate sits about a light to medium on the body coming across not too dry nor wet, just balanced. Overall, this isn’t a bad beer at all. I can definitely finish off this six pack with no problems.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jennyk1176
4.71/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth, light and refreshing, great for those new to specialty brews and perfect for warm weather!

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear straw with a foamy white head. Modest retention, and some lines of lacing.

S: Sweet cracked grains, honey, lager yeast, touches of clover and lemon.

T: Delicate sweet malt upfront; some cracker, honey, cracked grain husks, toasty white bread crust, dough, and a touch of lemon, clover, and even mintiness on the finish.

F: Light, perky carbonation, slightly dry, very refreshing.

O: A decent entry-level craft lager. This would make an excellent crossover beer for macro drinkers to jump ship into craft; and would be very refreshing on a hot day, or would pair well with burgers and pizza.

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Photo of titusand
2.2/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer seems to be a way to sell Coors Banquet clone at $9 a six pack. Coors Banquet is fine, but it's $22 a case.

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,744 ratings.
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