loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Nice sour apple aroma. Slightly hazy yellow color. Sparkly bitter flavor.... beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Medium gold color, small head. Mildly hopped and malted. Good flavor. Full Mouthfeel. Some malt sweetness. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, mostly malty. Aurelius (5690) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Cloudy apricot beer, tall white webby head, OK label, twist off cap, bits floating around in the beer. (This was an aged bottle, so I don't know if those are usually in there or not.) Malty nose. Highly acidic, mild hoppiing, as though it has lemon juice in it. Malty aroma. Pleasant and off the beaten path. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 30, 2002
Brewed on the Big Island, where I'm told you can ski the mountain, then tan on the black lava-sand beach below, all in the same day. An oddly cloudy lager. Noticeable hops. It's not really all that refreshing, but after a day skiing and tanning, who knows? Braudog (6945) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2002
Something different among lagers. Bit more of a tang than most lagers, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Smooth and light.
pivo (2689) - GERMANY - JUN 24, 2002
Lager? Hawaii? Yes! Light, pleasant malt nose and a deep gold color. Good bitter finish supported by a full-mouthed maltiness. A little grassy at times. These guys are producing some decent beers (see my rating for Kona Fire Rock). YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2002
Hoppy light nose. Golden color. Bitter flavor with a bit malt. Taste disappears quick. Refreshing but normal average beer. joet (2680) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Light golden, cloudy, oxidized Saaz, light bodied foaming off-crisp, tangy and zippy bitter. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 Longboard Lager pours to a pale apricot amber color. It’s pretty cloudy and I did read somewhere that there is wheat in the beer, something I have not seen confirmed elsewhere, while there’s a nice delicate white foam. At first glances this is a very intriguing and interesting lager, suggesting something along the lines of Anchor Steam.
The nose is virtually all malt, showing a mild passion-like fruitiness, while there is also a flowery hoppiness that comes through showing spicy notes.
This beer carries a nice firm palate, with a slight tingly carbonation but a wonderful smoothness. It also carries a little weight for a lager, somewhat medium in body.
There’s a predominant malty sweetness that defines the flavor of this brew. It has a nice fruity feel, probably best described as a mild peach with some underlying fresh crisp apple, and maybe a little hidden raspberry, but then maybe that’s just me trying to suggest too much. The fruity malt carries through very well into the aftertaste, while the back of the palate adds a nice delicate subtle dryness, and a slightly sour finish. beernut99 (4) - USA - JUL 2, 2001 does not count
Lived on this stuff in Hawaii, it was very good!............................