Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

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77
okay
2,740 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,740
Reviews:
703
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
774
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,740 |  Reviews: 703
Photo of FreshYeti
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look -

Yellow pilsener appearance with a bubbly bright white head that billows easily but withers fast. No visible bubbles in my glass, though the bottle was not very cold.

Aroma -

The aroma is of wet leaves, spring greens, mineral water. Not hoppy.

Taste -

The taste is that of a simple, quenching, dry lager. Slight notes of apple or pear, grass, and copper. Indistinct bittering hops, great balance, no lingering funky flavors. I imagine your perception of this beer, though, could be easily swayed by whatever you’ve recently eaten or drank.

Mouthfeel -

Don’t chill this beer too much! The mild flavor and carbonation are at their best at a moderate chill.

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Photo of nat_lew
4.02/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting smell, goes down really smooth. A tad bit too spicy for a light palate, touch of honey. Overall bearable, esp. if one lets the beer rest before going down.

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Photo of monkist
4.02/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TominGermany
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was my go-to beer during my Hawaii vacation.

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Photo of BeerTest
2.31/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bshefftz
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hychenglao
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold with a white head that disappears quickly. Smells of honey and grains. Taste is exactly like the nose. Light bodied and pretty crisp. It's a good refreshing lager, but nothing great.

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Photo of jsbirnba
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Robertas
3.12/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bmgjapan
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MinerBob
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Completely unremarkable. It pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. It has a smell of tomatoes and a flavor that is non existent. It is smooth I'll give it that maybe a good funneling beer. Would not recommend.

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Photo of brewnme
3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nrbw23
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tyecko
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fitzy01
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent look but with a minimal head to this brew. Faint lager aroma with sweet malt dominating. Decent flavor for a lager, bready malts with some hop "spice" is what I come up with. I get some honey flavor in the aftertaste. Easy drinking, light watery type beer.

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear dark gold with a minimal white head.

Smell is corn, butter, buns and grass.

Taste is bread, corn, butter, grass, and leaning bitter.

Crisp, light and tangy.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oleg85
3.36/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdargis
2.81/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
3.38 out of 5 based on 2,740 ratings.
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