Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

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77
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2,720 Ratings
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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:
2,720
Reviews:
696
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
760
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,720 |  Reviews: 696
Photo of Packageguy
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The most mild, from the mix pack, enjoyed in a red Solo cup; as it should.
More body than an adjunct, but still very user friendly...it's a chips-n-dip, burgers-n-dogs kind of beer...which is fine with me because those are some of my most favorite days of the year.
It might be 35% InBev, but it's still 65% not InBev...I suppose that means it'll be easy to find, at least over the Summer, in New England, ...and affordable (as opposed to the $21 growlers from the local breweries).

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Photo of gboley
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IBUBrew
3.77/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshYeti
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look -

Yellow pilsener appearance with a bubbly bright white head that billows easily but withers fast. No visible bubbles in my glass, though the bottle was not very cold.

Aroma -

The aroma is of wet leaves, spring greens, mineral water. Not hoppy.

Taste -

The taste is that of a simple, quenching, dry lager. Slight notes of apple or pear, grass, and copper. Indistinct bittering hops, great balance, no lingering funky flavors. I imagine your perception of this beer, though, could be easily swayed by whatever you’ve recently eaten or drank.

Mouthfeel -

Don’t chill this beer too much! The mild flavor and carbonation are at their best at a moderate chill.

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Photo of nat_lew
4.02/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting smell, goes down really smooth. A tad bit too spicy for a light palate, touch of honey. Overall bearable, esp. if one lets the beer rest before going down.

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Photo of monkist
4.02/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TominGermany
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was my go-to beer during my Hawaii vacation.

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Photo of BeerTest
2.31/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of hychenglao
2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold with a white head that disappears quickly. Smells of honey and grains. Taste is exactly like the nose. Light bodied and pretty crisp. It's a good refreshing lager, but nothing great.

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

Photo of WickedBeer
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Robertas
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bmgjapan
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MinerBob
2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Completely unremarkable. It pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. It has a smell of tomatoes and a flavor that is non existent. It is smooth I'll give it that maybe a good funneling beer. Would not recommend.

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Photo of brewnme
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nrbw23
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tyecko
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fitzy01
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Vetbidder
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent look but with a minimal head to this brew. Faint lager aroma with sweet malt dominating. Decent flavor for a lager, bready malts with some hop "spice" is what I come up with. I get some honey flavor in the aftertaste. Easy drinking, light watery type beer.

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

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,720 ratings.
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