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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3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Above-average lager, very nice for summer. I has this on tap at Battery Park. It has a nice looking golden color, not too weak or lighter yellow like lesser lagers. Mouthfeel is nothing special, but also not overly carbonated. The taste is more hoppy than I've come to expect out of a lot of lagers, but is still refreshing and good for warmer weather. Very drinkable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Straw yellow. No foam or lacing. A bit watery, but the carbonation is very active.

Smell: Quite pleasant. Fairly floral, with a soapy herbal background. Subdued, but very summery. Would love to actually smell this in Hawai'i.

Taste/Mouthfeel: One of the most neutral beers flavorwise I've ever tried. Tastes pretty bland, with a hint of straw and a very slight hint of lemon and caramel. Good thing it's not skunked, those flavors would have nowhere to hide. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky. Very thin and watery.

Overall: Promising start, but the flavor says "boogie board" more than "longboard."

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

12 oz bottle from the variety pack – dated Feb. 15 2013
*Imperial nonic glass

A: Straw yellow-gold body that is mostly clear in appearance. Pure white loose retaining froth with a multitude of varying sized bubbles. A combination of faint strings and rows of lace decorate the glass.

S: Smells grainy like corn husks with some crusty bread and a touch of caramel malt sweetness. There is a nice little herbal hop presence in the aroma as well. Has a tart yeasty character noted which seems a bit forward for a Lager strain. Nothing ground breaking although still pleasant.

T: Tastes of bready malts with a significant grainy character. Less perceived caramel sweetness than the nose. Low bitterness factor with a bit of earthy minerals, dry grass, and garden herb hop flavors developing. Alcohol is insignificant here with not much aftertaste noted. Definitely a Lager. Decent and pleasant flavors but pretty mild all together.

M: Light and crisp with a nice drying effort. Upper amount of carbonation provides a nice smooth feel. A touch wet overall and leaves the palate rather clean after the finish.

D: Decent Lager that is crisp and refreshing. Slightly above average I would say. Not something I would drink regularly but would not turn down if offered.

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,745 ratings.
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