Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Andreji:
3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Well I chose a hawaiian beer to savour the latter half of the UCL semi final "el clasico" at the village pourhouse in the LES.
Didn't of course know what to expect from a beer from HI. but it turned out much closer to my perception than I'd anticipated.
Pours a thin golden to amber hue, fully translucent with a small very quick fading head, hardly any lacing. Smell-wise, it has a very marginal malt-hop blend, not very strong but giving away enough to peg this beer as it is (a pale ale).
The taste was nice, but it turned out overall to point to my hawaiian perception: a low-key, not so strong sort of beer in the land of hops. very much so, since it is among the few pale ale's from america that I've tried that focus on the sweet malt feel much above a very undermined and simply complementary set of hops; the bitterness is all too hidden and such fact, on such beer made it appear as maybe slightly watered down (even though it probably is not).
In all, a good beer for a hot day (at the beach surfin hawaii or something). Not above many other APAs out there, but not far below the standard. worth a try.
Serving type: on-tap
05-08-2011 17:16:37 | More by Andreji
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3.86/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a clear medium amber with a hint of red. Normal head, lacing and retention. Light tropical nose (passion fruit) over caramel. Heavy medium bodied with a nice slick oily texture. Average carbonation level with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The taste profile is balanced between the flavors of the nose. It begins with tropical notes, flows to a bit of spice and ends with a light bitterness over caramel.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 18:58:51 | More by tillmac62
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,693 ratings.