Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by deanhead:
3.58/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brilliantly clear amber colored beer with a nice lace, and respectable carbonation.
Aroma is malty, slightly bready
Malt forward taste with this beer. No real hop bitterness stands out here. Fairly well balanced beer.
Light to medium bodied beer that is fairly drinkable. It's a good example of a an American Pale Ale.
Serving type: on-tap
07-15-2009 12:54:13 | More by deanhead
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3.74/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77. This is not a bad way to continue the day - getting Fired up!
From the bottle: "Since 1994, Kona Brewing Co. has been committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality."; "We invite you to visit our brewery and pubs whenever you visit Hawaii. Mahalo!"; "Fresh, Responsible, Always Aloha"; "Go With the Flow! Active volcanoes on the Big Island pf Hawaii leave visitors awestruck by their power. The glow of lava as it meets the ocean is an amazing sight. Our Fire Rock Pale Ale is inspired by this place with a bright copper color and rich roasted malt taste. Aloha!"; "Liquid Aloha".
I did as they directed and simply allowed the lava, I mean, liquid flow from the bottle and into my glass. This set up a pseudo-cascade which then settled into three fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep coppery-amber (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. As the head slowly fell, it left nice lacing in its wake. Nose had a light grapefruit-citrusiness to it along with a caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was intensely citrusy and probably pushes the envelope between an APA and an AIPA. As a self-avowed hophead, this was right in my wheelhouse, but for style mavens, it might be just a tad too hoppy. Finish was semi-dry with a light caramel sweetness kicking in to better align it with its style. I now await its release in CANs.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 16:43:08 | More by woodychandler
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,674 ratings.