Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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2.38/5 rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
This sums up much of what I don't like to see, and encounter all too often, in US pale ales: it's bland, one-dimensional, and relies too much on grapefuity hops, bitterness, and alcohol.
It's amber with a very thin, off-white tan head that vanishes quickly to leave a very thin ring.
The aroma is caramel and grain with citrus, mostly grapefruit.
The taste is faint caramelly malt with a lot of grapefruit pulp and a bitter finish. It is very alcoholic, which took me aback when I tasted it. It's otherwise characterless and has too little flavour, complexity, or body to carry the light bitterness or alcohol. The latter seems utterly unjustified in this instance.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2008 18:19:31 | More by Offa
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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
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