Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

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

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3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle with a bottled on date of 1/9/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - gold, little carbonation; head, retention and lacing are weak.
Smell - orange peel and lemon zest.
Taste - follows the nose with the orange and lemon. Fairly refreshing.
Feel - too light, standard, ordinary.
Overall - I'm sure many light beer fans enjoy this one.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle into a pint

A: light golden hazy color with minimal head appears kinda oily on the surface.

S: Kinda a standard beer smell, malty, smells good to me.

T: Light malt with minimal bittering from hops finishes clean with a mild lemony kind of citrus flavor.

M: Fairly thin and gassy easy to drink though.

O: Decent sessionable beer, could drink this while soaking under the sun on the beach, I wish you weren't so far away Kaua'i! I'd recommend drinking on a hot summer day pretty refreshing brew. If you're looking for complex this isn't the beer, if you're lookin for a good beer to drink while hanging out by the pool or on the beach I'd recommend this to anyone.

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3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 12/4/2013. Pours slightly hazy very pale straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, bready grain, light honey, floral, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, bready grain, light honey, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light grainy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, bready grain, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a good pale lager. Good balance and solid robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I know lagers get a bad rap on this site and...welll... it's for good reason. I mean they just aren't as tasty and sophisticated as a stout or IPA or barrel aged what have you.

Kona makes a good effort here. It's tastier than the recent Miller High Life and Genuine Draft that I've had, but that's not saying much. It's price point is not expensive but more so than other lagers out there so I can't recommend it too much. However, if you are into American Lagers, try this one! It's a decently interesting offering.

Start of with Czech Pilsners and work your way through brown ales then golden Belgiums then IPAs if you think lagers are your thing.

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,729 ratings.
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