Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager
2,777 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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,777 |  Reviews: 712
Photo of mlhyatt
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of betterbitter
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of rob99er
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Barnsley
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Kona Brewing Co. - Longboard Island Lager, poured into an Otter Creek pint glass.

Look - Pours a clear pale yellow with a slight orange tinge and a small foamy head that dissipates quickly. Slight gliding lacing that dissipates quickly as well.

Smell - Fruity and some maltiness like a typical lager but slightly juicier in the nose than most.

Taste - Almost immeasurably light, a faint citrus and spice tang is about all you get here, otherwise water.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied to say the least and zero booziness. Ever so slight stickiness with fruit. Excellent drinkability.

Overall - As lagers go, this fulfills a basic need. It it not above and beyond some American lagers, but comparable for sure. Nothing special, but also quite fulfilling if you are looking for a lager.

 782 characters

Photo of ethanmc12
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of djkman
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of OutsideDream86
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of podes
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Diesel33
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of skyisland
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of theBIERlad
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mpayne5
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of dhmxray
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tpauer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bkonk10
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of raznug
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This beer pours a pale golden color and is topped with ¾” of white head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: Its aroma is a blend of yeast and cereal malts, I don’t smell any hops around.
Taste: This is a rather clean beer that doesn’t have a ton of flavor coming from it but the flavors that I do get from the beer are just what I was expecting out of a island lager.
Mouthfeel: Clean crisp and tasty are great ways to describe this beer.

 454 characters

Photo of gpblackgt
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Stephanieha
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of Gww1864
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 2,777 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.