Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
77
okay
2,721 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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:
2,721
Reviews:
696
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
760
For Trade:
3
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1/5  rDev -70.3%

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1/5  rDev -70.3%

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1/5  rDev -70.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

MIght have to taste this again, going off a 1/2 star rating on Untappd back in 2013, my tastes have changed.... I'll give it another go

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1/5  rDev -70.3%

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1/5  rDev -70.3%

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1/5  rDev -70.3%

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1/5  rDev -70.3%

Photo of Erik271
1.16/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of TopherBreski
1.41/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Clear yellow with a decent amount of carbonation. Almost no smell; can grab a whiff of barley. Can't tell if I grabbed a craft beer that was rated 80 on here or MHL.

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1.43/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

Photo of jcalabre
1.53/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I originally sampled this beer on 23 November 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
Appeance: this is a cloudy yellow lager with a white head
Flavor: There isn't much flavor to speak of
Aroma: This beer isn't aware of what this means.
Well, if your goal is to have beers from all 50 states, this one covers Hawaii.

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1.54/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Taste like Stroh's Enuff said, maybe a bunk keg

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1.73/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear yellow color with hints of gold. Minimal white head leaves slight bits of lacing and becomes a thin film. Hardly any carbonation.

Smell: Generic malty aroma; maybe a bit of grasses and honey in there too.

Taste: Malty character with... I'm not sure what. Grassy, but sprayed with pesticide? It's a really atrocious flavor that permeates the aftertaste too.

Mouthfeel: A bit more viscous than most lagers of this calibre. Still light-bodied, but there's something almost syrupy to it. Little to no carbonation.

Drinkability: Undrinkable.

Maybe (hopefully?) I just got a bad batch of this, but it tastes terrible. And what is there isn't enough to make me bother trying it again in the future.

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1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

overpriced not very good

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1.78/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours almost clear with soda-like carbonation. Fizzy, light. More towards a mass produced adjunct than the promised handcrafted beer. Says on the label brewed in New Hampshire by Kona Brewery NH rather than HI. Three sips; drain pour. Life if too short to choke this down.

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1.79/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A pretty pale golden lager. Had a large white head. This beer hardly has a smell to it, only had a trace of malts. Could taste a hint of fruit. It was very watered down.

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,721 ratings.
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