Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.94/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle (no date, 6% ABV) poured into a shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Hazy coppery-orange, glows a bit when held up to the light. Thin skin of off white foam with persistent strands and islands of lacing.
Smell: When first poured, mild grapefruit citrus and pine. Letting it warm up and some mango comes out as well.
Taste: Nicely balanced between hops and malt. Starts with a grapefruit citrus up front, then some sweet middle; partly caramel, partly mango, partly biscuit, then a mild bitter finish, mostly pine, and a crisp bitter finish as well. The finish does not linger like most APAs I've had.
Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, good carbonation, definite hop oils sticking to the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: When first poured I simply thought this was like so many other APAs I've had. As it warmed up and got more balanced and the Mango flavor came out, I liked it more and more and drank it down fairly quickly. Quite a drinkable brew - I could easily have another one without batting an eye. Went well with dinner (pepper + wine sauce chicken, buttered carrots) and I think it would go well all by itself or with other meals as well. I'll have to pick this one up again.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2013 00:17:37 | More by damndirtyape
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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 1,688 ratings.