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275. Kona Brewing Longboard Island Lager

This may be the lightest color beer I have reviewed but was exactly what I needed last night with my pizza.

Beer is very pale in color with a decent white head. Smell is simple but satisfying with a nice malt character. This beer is crisp and dry with not a lot of flavor but slightly sweet and bitter. Well balanced but simple. Very drinkable, refreshing and worth trying if you enjoy lagers.
Pros: Crisp/Clean
Cons: Simple
Alcohol Content: 4.6% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Kona Brewing
Brewers 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.

252. Kona Brewing Fire Rock Pale Ale

I will admit that I bought this one simply because it was from Hawaii and I had not had a beer from Hawaii yet. Color is a very nice orange with thin white head, an excellent looking pale ale. Smell is well balanced with some nice hop aromas and sweet caramel malts.

Taste is excellent for a pale ale with lots of hop in the beginning and ends with a balanced malt finish. Quite complex for a pale ale and something I would certainly buy again. I have to say this one surprised me as I was not expecting much.
Pros: Complex for a pale ale
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 5.9% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 35
Rating: ★★★☆
Brewers Website: Kona Brewing
Brewers Description: Fire Rock Pale Ale is crisp, refreshing “Hawaiian-style” pale ale. Its signature copper color results from the unique blend of specialty roasted malts. The pronounced citrus-floral hop aroma comes from the liberal amounts of Galena, Cascade & Mt.Hood hops added to each brew.