Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager
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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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Ratings: 2,821 |  Reviews: 720
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4.34/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A= Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Apple cider color with little head.

S= smell of sweet citrus

T= light, crisp refreshing and sweet. Starts with a orange and lemon tones and finishing with sweet malt. Little to no hops.

M= light, lighly carbonated feel

O= Very delicious beer. I normally like heavier beers. But this is a great American lager full of flavor and quite refreshing. I will drink another when I get the opportunity.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured this Pale Lager from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear yellow color, produced an average white head and retention and lacing were average. The aroma consisted of malted grain and pears. Light in body,a foundation of malted grain, white pepper spice and herbal hop bitterness. Smooth. Well balanced, impressive session beer, high marks within the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.36/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer before and remembered that I liked it. The opportunity popped up today to partake of another one and so I happily did.

As far as its appearance is concerned, it pours out a slightly dark golden color, good head with strong lacing. Its smell was very appealing - I could tell an orange, spice, and even a touch of cinnamon - it was very surprising. Mouthfeel was another area that I enjoyed. The carbonation was not overpowering and it felt crisp with little to no aftertaste. Its taste left a little to be desired. Everything I smelled I just could draw out. It was the normal malty flavors of yoru run-of-the-mill lager.

Overall, though I was disappointed with the taste, the was enough flavor and aroma to make it something you should try again and again.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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2/5  rDev -40.8%

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3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tulip glass. There was almost no foam on the lager. The coloring was really light yellow (like the BMC stuff).

Off the top I smell a pretty decent amount of funkiness. This definitely smells like cat pee.

The flavor was pretty bland. There wasn't much going on there. I could see drinking this in Hawaii... actually I could see myself drinking any beer in Hawaii.

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3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear, pale gold in color, with a rather short head of bright white foam.
Aroma-Pale malt
Taste-Pale malts, grain, faint apple skin. Very crisp and refreshing. A nice lager that would appeal to the masses at a backyard barbecue.

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 2,821 ratings