Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

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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:
#43,580
Reviews:
714
Ratings:
2,798
pDev:
15.09%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
811
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,798 |  Reviews: 714
Photo of spectru
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pale golden color, not much head. Pleasant aroma, very mild light taste.

For folks who prefer lighter beers, this may appeal. I like a more robust flavor.

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Photo of Mark-MGD
4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Would get it again

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Photo of SoccerSeuss
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a golden color with small pale head.

Aroma was underwhelming, slightly malty and maybe a hint of corn

Mild bitterness, smooth and crisp. Didn't 'wow' me like I though in comparison to the rest of the Kona Brewing variety pack but a nice refreshing lager that I could see throwing back while sitting on the beach.

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Photo of Glowingz
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of q33jeff
2.51/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

**
06/18/15
Bottle to pilsner glass. Appearance is light yellow, Budweiser-esque. Good lager, but overly simple and lacking some depth. Palate is smooth. Very crisp. Medium carbonation.

**

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Photo of TPZEM
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light straw gold with a foamy head, but was disappointed that there was little retention to the beer. Little lacing throughout the beer. Tastes of a mix between corn and other grainy wheats. Nicely balanced with a somewhat sweeter aftertaste post-swallow. Has little in the way of any lasting flavors dancing on the tongue, but overall, a very nice pale lager. Would most definitely sample again.

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Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thommo_nk
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light straw colour, no head is retained after pouring.

The flavour is very light, mild bitterness, nicely balanced. Lager is my style so I am probably over rating this, but I like it.

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Photo of rderedin
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 808nanilee
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmashAdams
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is actually better than I thought it would be. A nice clean crisp lager that kinda tastes like a nice German Helles. Refreshing and easy drinking and we'll made. yb

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

Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I see this at the big stores I notice you can get it at a nice price when buying it warm. But, its flavor does not make it worth the bargain price. Nothing impressive here.

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Photo of Albertdidz
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbrandt22
4.01/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BellinghamBiker
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Julian_Hayden
4.18/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Redman414
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcscientist
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 2,798 ratings
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