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Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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1,779 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,779
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 32
Gots: 152 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fire Rock Pale Ale is crisp, refreshing “Hawaiian-style” pale ale. Its signature copper color results from the unique blend of specialty roasted malts. The pronounced citrus-floral hop aroma comes from the liberal amounts of Galena, Cascade & Mt.Hood hops added to each brew.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-30-2002)
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4.83/5  rDev +33.4%

Sample dated 12/07/2010. Word under the cap: Paki=Splash

A - Pours a light cloudy red to orange color. Three fingers of off-white head that dissipated quickly. The lacing lasted all the way down.

S - One of the best scents I have had from an APA. Malts, mixed with citrus fruit. Had to take it in a few times, just because I liked it!

T - Malts and a slight sweetness followed by a touch of dryness, which is TOTALLY in balance. Finishes slightly bitter and again noted the dry.

M - Smooth, dry, sweet & crisp. Carbonation is dead on.

D - This is a great APA. I highly recommended it.

KenC, Mar 15, 2011
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4.83/5  rDev +33.4%

I deeply enjoyed this beer, in fact, I wish I was drinking one right now. A surprising flavor and texture for an American pale ale - a style which doesn't usually appeal to me. The color is a deep orange, almost rusty shade, with almost no head. But what I really enjoyed about this beer was the smoothness. The hop and malt flavor is extremely well balanced. The carbonation lends the beer a great mouthfeel that makes this one very drinkable. Although the flavor is a tiny bit thin and mildly fruity, I thought it was worlds better than other pale ales in the American "canon" (Sierra Nevada springs to mind). This may become my new default beer.

jenbys2001, May 05, 2008
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Loved this pale ale. Very fruity and tasty.

gabe1k, Aug 17, 2014
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I think this is my new session beer, and one of my new gateway beers to show newbies what's up. The pour was a nice burnt orange color with a slight haze to it. Head was nice and web like and stuck to the glass very well. The smell was kind of bland to me at first and surprised me a bit since I was expecting a more intense smell, but it hinted at the subtle flavor to come.

Something about the flavor of this beer is just irresistible. It has more in common with and english pale ale rather than and apa but it works perfectly. Up front are the toasted malts that give it a great slightly sweet and at the same time dry flavor, followed by a slight hop flavor and a perfect mouthfeel that makes you reach for another sip. I am not usually a fan of malt-up-front beers, but the fact that the malt in this one is not super sweet and cloying makes it perfect. Get out and try this one now, you will not be sorry!

Dmann, Jan 22, 2009
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4.53/5  rDev +25.1%

A - Poured a light cloudy reddish-amber. Great head that fell to lace that embraced the glass the whole way down.

S - One of the best aromas I have had from a beer. Malts mixed with many fruits, a fruit cocktail if you will. Sweet but just the perfect amount. Amazing.

T - Malts and grains followed by a sweetness that balances extremely well. Finishes slightly bitter.

M - Smooth with and crisp burst and a lingering finish.

D - Great beer. I can't wait to try this on tap if I can find it. Highly recommended.

osi, Mar 04, 2008
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JordanRicbart, Thursday at 02:27 AM
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A - Slightly hazy amber with gold highlights. Thin tan head dissipates quickly.

S - Malty sweet background with floral hops in the foreground.

T - Well-balanced malt sweetness with a nice hop accent.

M - A little thin, but well carbonated

D - I think I may have found a new favorite beer. This is smooth and drinkable. Wow.

hiikeeba, May 02, 2008
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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
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