Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.
A – Just slightly less-than-clear light amber color, with a one-finger head that evaporated quickly but not totally, leaving a thin layer of creme colored suds. Nice patchy/clumpy lacing.
S – Doughy malt and grassy, floral hops. Medium to strong aroma.
T – Much more hop forward than the nose would indicate. Grapefruit like hops dominate, but lurking underneath is bready caramel malt with a decidedly “earthy” taste, which I found to be rather tasty, making this a little better than your average pale. Nicely balanced. Good amount of grassy hop esters, and this is awfully close to an IPA. Slight mineral taste in the finish.
M – Light to medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Crisp, dry finish.
O – Pretty damn good. If you like some malt in your pale, this would be a good choice and I feel it makes this brew stand out a little. Nothing here to make this a “must buy”, but it really doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses either. A solid pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2012 02:11:19 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
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