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Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager
2,778 Ratings
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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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a quickly dissapating head that left no lacing on the sides of my glass. The nose was classic American adjuncts with a twist; corn and rice aromas with an earthy, minerally odor. Taste was more of a European that American lager taste; the clean dry bitterness of a Stella, mixed with an earthy, tea-like astringency that left a puckering sensation on my mouth. Somewhat unpleasant. Medium thin mouthfeel with a high carbonation level. A unique and interesting lager due to the earthiness in the flavor profile, but the mouth drying astringency is a major flaw that keeps me from reaching for more.

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This lager is very smooth. It can satisfy veteran beer enthusiasts as well as the relative newbie. For me, this is a very practical drinker. This beer won't knock your socks off, but will hopefully keep your shirt on. It has low ABV with a solid taste. Despite other great beers, I can enjoy not getting hammered by high ABVs. All in all, this brew delivers.

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3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz.

Pours a light lemon gold, mild haze, with a sugar white head that retains as a bit of a film.

Smells of grassy malts, sweet lemon, a hint of coriander, and some mild dry hop.

Flavor is of mild dry barley malts, a bit papery, with a whisper of a citrus and the slightest hint of mild hop.

Light body with light tingles of carbonation.

A fairly average lager, quenches the thirst, probably pairs well with food, but nothing special. Smells really good but the taste is a little boring. For what it is, it's not bad though.

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Looks like an American lager. Nothing new here. It's a tad darker golden than say a Bud or Miller. No real head ever formed.

S- Bready with a slight hop spice. There is a wheat type smell in the grain. Not musty like a macro lager. No adjunct veggie or corny scent, which is a good thing. That's because this is not an adjunct lager! Very nice for a lager!

T- Slight hop spice mixed with a wheat type grain. Defiently bready. I detect a slight toasted flavor from the malt. Finish is slightly bitter. Dries fairly quickly. Very clean tasting beer overall.

M- I'd say the body is between light and medium, closer to light. Carbonation is very high with this beer. Very crisp and refreshing. Carbonation is just a tad to harsh, but doesn't detract from the beer.

*This beer picks up where Budweiser and Miller High Life/Coors left off. It let's you know that American lagers can actually have taste and character, but still be something that a macro beer drinker might appreciate. This a truly great lager!

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a clear golden color with a light head which dissipates quickly. Some light lacing stays on the glass until the end. Good carbonation.

The smell is sweet malts, funky yeast, lemongrass floral and peppery hops.

The taste follows the nose, lemongrass, yeast, some mixed fruit, sweet malts, some bready malts and some peppery hops on the backend.

The mouthfeel is clean, the brew goes down smoothly with a slightly tangy bite which stays on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall, this is a clean lager, fresh tasting lager. This would be a nice "sessionable" brew especially on a hot summer day.

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 2,778 ratings
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