Purchased at: Parents brought it back for me from Florida.
What makes this beer different: Kind of bitter for a lager
Will I be drinking this again: Negative
6/3/2010: Originally I had plans on drinking one beer from every state for my 365 mission, but its proving to be a bit harder than I had anticipated. I figured Hawaii would be one of the harder states to check off the list, so I was sure to have the parents grab me a random sampling of Kona beers when they were in the sunshine state; soon to be the oil coast state (sad stuff). I have no idea how these beers actually rate on BA so I am going into this one blind.
Longboard Lager smells a bit earthy and grainy. The taste ends up being much more intense than I expected it to be, but what is there isn’t jiving right. Its actually kind of spicy, some sharp hops for a lager, and some grainy flavors going on. Almost comes off more like a pilsner not a lager. The mouthfeel is light and well carbonated which saved a few points for this beer. It helped that I drank this on a 90 degree day with high humidity. The beer was relatively refreshing, just not the best flavors in the world.
Picture of the day: Well at least this guy is honest.