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

Pours a thin head on a clear golden colored body. The aroma is dry grain, a little grass and slight metallic taste. The taste is mildly bitter and grain dryness. The texture is crisp and fairly smooth with moderate carbonation. A fine drink for a typical lighter lager style.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with a 11/4/13 brew date poured into nonic.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy medium-hued gold color. Head starts off billowy and white, but fades pretty quickly to islands of head. There are a few bubbles streaming to the surface. Not as clean as I'd like in a pale lager.

S: Smells nice. Grass. Lager yeast. Slight fruity esters. There's also a bit of a hearty grain presence.

T: Taste is slightly underwhelming. This is supposedly an all malt lager, and that actually shines through a bit in the taste. It's slightly sweet, grassy, and crisp. Shades of fruit (pear?) are present underneath. Not bitter at all. Finishes crisp and grassy.

M: Bit thicker body than your typical pale lager. Very smooth, though, and really easy drinking. Properly carbonated.

O: This is a pretty good lager. It's easy-drinking and fairly flavorful for what it is. I wouldn't call Kona a "craft" brewery anymore, but this is a good step up for people drinking typical BMC stuff.

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,732 ratings.
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