Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
77
okay
2,754 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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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:
2,754
Reviews:
708
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
781
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,754 |  Reviews: 708
Photo of Julian_Hayden
4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Redman414
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcscientist
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I finally tried a Kona brew, and figured I'd start with one of their base beers. It's clearly a light lager, perfect for those hot days on the beach, but not too intensely flavored. Tasted a lot like the Belikin beer I'd recently had in Belize, which makes sense given their respective climates. You can definitely put down a few of these while laying out in the sun.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.07/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The appearance was a clear yellow colored body gave a one finger foamy white head. Fast rising carbonated bubbles came through. Some slight lacing appeared. The smell has basically some malts and corn balanced mostly well. The taste is mostly mild malts with the corn in the background. A sweet dry finish accompanies the taste. The palate sits about a light to medium on the body coming across not too dry nor wet, just balanced. Overall, this isn’t a bad beer at all. I can definitely finish off this six pack with no problems.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jennyk1176
4.71/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth, light and refreshing, great for those new to specialty brews and perfect for warm weather!

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear straw with a foamy white head. Modest retention, and some lines of lacing.

S: Sweet cracked grains, honey, lager yeast, touches of clover and lemon.

T: Delicate sweet malt upfront; some cracker, honey, cracked grain husks, toasty white bread crust, dough, and a touch of lemon, clover, and even mintiness on the finish.

F: Light, perky carbonation, slightly dry, very refreshing.

O: A decent entry-level craft lager. This would make an excellent crossover beer for macro drinkers to jump ship into craft; and would be very refreshing on a hot day, or would pair well with burgers and pizza.

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Photo of titusand
2.2/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer seems to be a way to sell Coors Banquet clone at $9 a six pack. Coors Banquet is fine, but it's $22 a case.

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Photo of Packageguy
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The most mild, from the mix pack, enjoyed in a red Solo cup; as it should.
More body than an adjunct, but still very user friendly...it's a chips-n-dip, burgers-n-dogs kind of beer...which is fine with me because those are some of my most favorite days of the year.
It might be 35% InBev, but it's still 65% not InBev...I suppose that means it'll be easy to find, at least over the Summer, in New England, ...and affordable (as opposed to the $21 growlers from the local breweries).

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Photo of gboley
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IBUBrew
3.77/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshYeti
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
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 +19.3%
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 +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TominGermany
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
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 -31.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bshefftz
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hychenglao
2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,754 ratings.
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