Longboard Island Lager

A buddy bought me a 12oz bottle of Longboard Island Lager this past weekend. I had never heard of the beer, or the brewery (Kona Brewing Co. out of Portsmouth, NH). That’s probably bad news, since I live about 2 hours from Portsmouth; why haven’t I seen or heard of this company?

This is going to be a short review, because I was unimpressed.
ABV? 5.5%
Smooth? Yes.
Malty? Yes.
Color: Light Golden.
Unique: Not in any way shape or form. Lager clone.

I’d probably drink another….if someone handed me one.

P.S. If your brewery is going to have an island theme, why in God’s name would you base yourself out of Portsmouth? Try moving somewhere more tropical. And also, why doesn’t the beer taste tropical?

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.