Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
77
okay
2,721 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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:
2,721
Reviews:
696
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
760
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,721 |  Reviews: 696
Photo of Sublime89
3.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hogrider
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoosierGaijin
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peakoil101
3.07/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look- Good color and carbonation showing.
Smell - Smells like a very cheap lager beer. Calling it "Nothing special" would be a complement.
Taste- Not a spectacular taste but it's not bad. Average.
Feel- ok feel. Light and carbonated.
Overall- The smell is just a little off for me and the lack of head/lacing. Taste was average.

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Photo of Cabindan
3.91/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brittian
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AxlSkull
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.43/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jserpette95
3.79/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitchmoore12
2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look- Nothing special except for the crystal clear appearance. Light straw gold color with thin white head, dissapates quickly. Little lacing.
Smell - Smells like a light lager with a slight hop note, hallertau shining through the normal lager malt smell.
Taste- Tastes like a full bodied lager, malty and a slight toasty note. A little biscuit? Not a spectacular taste but it's not bad.
Feel- great body for an under 5% lager, not watery but light and fizzy. Still wanting more body.
Overall- An enjoyable lager that's under 5% so very session-able. The six pack was 8.50 so not a bad buy. Would buy another sixer if strapped for cash. The smell is just a little off for me and the lack of head/lacing. Taste was Average.

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Photo of D1noB
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A crisp front, medium bodied beer with breads, malts, and grains in the middle that trails off into a slight sweetness.

Taste Rating in Words: It's a boat oar, simple, you know what it does and how to use it. There isn't much diversity in it but it knows what it's meant for and it's OK with that.

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Photo of SamuelD3
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bankboy66
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is nice easy beer that is very balanced. It's in the lighter side with some carbonation. Looks and smells great. No complaints at all. Will always have room in my fridge for Longboard. Give it a try.

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Photo of tbricker
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Boring and not very tasty.

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Photo of nydownunder
4.09/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of singletary
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonnyCastle
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of draegerjosh
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of peachy-tay
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As far as lagers go this one is on the better side of the spectrum. If you are used to drinking pale ales, stouts and big belgiums then this beer is going to taste a bit week, if you're used to drinking Bud and Coors this beer is going is taste like a trip to Hawaii. It has a perfect balance of hops and malt to make a clean refreshing beer that is not overpowering or offensive in any way. It has a relatively low ABV so you can definitely drink in volume with little affect. American lager beer is a tough beer to rate if you're a craft enthusiast but all things equal this is a great lager - better than it's American Adjunct cousins for sure.

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Photo of PMarcy78
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,721 ratings.
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