Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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3.28/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
This is an utterly forgettable beer. There's nothing bad about it except that it's round and bland and nothingy. I like their Koko Brown and their Wailua Wheat but this is a generic beer and I'm surprised they call it a pale ale. They should just call it "ale". If it was the only beer on tap in a bar, you'd drink your pints and not think twice about it as you focused on talking to your friends. But the beer would not factor into your memory of the night at all. You know how sometimes you just want a beer while you watch tv or eat and don't want to think about it like you do with a potentially really good beer? Here you go. It's beer-flavored beer.
EDIT: Well now HOLD on. Roast chicken comes to the rescue of yet another beer. I mentioned that this was a beer to have while you eat, just a generic beery accompaniment that wouldn't distract, so that's what I did. Roast chicken and veg with pan sauce and this beer. Suddenly these other flavors come out. It was actually pretty tasty. Almost tasted like a pale ale. A little floral or fruity something going on. Some slightly sweet caramel. I'll give it an extra half point for that. And interestingly I had another after dinner and it was back to where it was before, nothing wrong but nothing interesting. I feel like trying all beers with roast chicken now. Try it!
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2012 04:58:52 | More by BrownNut
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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
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