Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager
BA SCORE
3.37/5
2,768 Ratings
Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,479
Reviews:
710
Ratings:
2,768
pDev:
15.13%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
789
Trade:
3
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kona Longboard Island Lager.
kona Brewing Company, Kona, HI, Portland, OR, Woodinville, WA, Portsmouth, NH. Fresh. Responsible. Always Aloha.

Clear, golden, slim white head.

Clean, cereal malt nose. Lightly hoppy, and dry.

Taste: Clean comes to mind, once more. Light bodied, lean, classic malt profile. Crisp, dry, with a short finish, that leaves the palate, and urges another drink. A well-put-together lager if there ever was one.

Let's read the label: "Waikiki Beach in Honolulu is the birth place of longboard surfing. Kona brewing pays tribute to this iconic place with our longboard island lager, a spirited, crisp and refreshing brew. Longboard is a smooth ride all the way in. Thirst's up!"

If you're looking for a lager, don't pass this one by.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Lemke10
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear, pale goldenrod color with a slight, off-white head. The scent is of cheap, grassy grains. The taste and texture are rather thin, after all Hawaii is a warm climate year round. But what’s nice is this beer also delivers a decent taste while being lighter on the palette. Tastes a little like a German Pilsner. It’s easy drinking while delivering some good wheat and malt flavors, a pretty good beer for its style.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of morimech
3.32/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very pale straw color with one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin film of suds. Just a few specks of lacing is left down the glass.

Sweet malt aroma with a touch of grassy and spicy hops.

On the sweeter side of pale lagers. Clean malt and hop flavors. Hops add some grassy tones.

Not much going on in the mouthfeel. Very light and I would say undercarbonated.

A good beer for the beach but for even a pale lager, not much going on. Far better pale lagers around.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of MattyG85
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label bottling date of Nov 13, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale yellowish golden orange. Lots of rising bubbles and a big four finger white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A grainy, biscuity, Pilsner like aroma. Sweet pale malts with hints of wheat grains, biscuit, yeast, and straw. Some hints of citrus orange and lemon zest. Light presence of spicy earthy hops lingering around. Fairly grassy. A very malt and grain driven smell that is solid.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a grainy malt driven taste with nice notes of biscuit. Sweet pale malts upfront with notes of biscuit, wheat, yeast, cereal grains, and a little straw. Nice undertones of citrus orange and lemon. Subtle presence of earthy hops that are fairly spicy and grassy. Light taste, but a solid lager taste for the style.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very crisp and smooth with a nice little bite.

Overall: A pretty nice take on the lighter lager style. Nice taste of biscuit and light citrus.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 2,768 ratings
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