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Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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Fire Rock Pale AleFire Rock Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,786 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,786
Reviews: 612
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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1/5  rDev -72.4%

TeamAlphaDoG, Jun 08, 2012
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1.01/5  rDev -72.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: pale orange pour, foamy white head

S: wet cardboard, oxidation, corn

T: adjuncts, paper, off-flavors (especially off-bitterness)

M: watery, thin

O: This is without a doubt, the worst excuse for a beer I've ever had. It makes Rolling Rock taste good. I'm glad someone gave it to me to try, and that I did not actually spend any money on it. Heat may have gotten to this bottle, but even taking that into consideration, it still has no redeeming qualities. I'd give it an even lower rating if I could. Avoid.

Tastesalot, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of sushimarie
1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

sushimarie, Aug 08, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

klesniew, Mar 23, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of jcalabre
1.73/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I originally sampled this beer on 7 January 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
Appearance: This pours a hazy amber color with a small head
Mouthfeel: It is sharp and stinging in the mouth.
Overall: Pass. This isn't a very good beer. Go find yourself a different brand

jcalabre, Aug 21, 2003
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1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

J1mmyB09, Jul 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

jmbraxton, Aug 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

Nikki, Mar 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

prg1976, Mar 31, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

artoolemomo, Mar 31, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

Orion1, Aug 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

mitch3114, Sep 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer, Sep 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

mwar, Dec 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

terence, Jan 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

gwilikers6, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of jhartley
2.05/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got on tap from a near by tavern. Served in a shaker pint glass.
Body was a clear golden amber color with a thin barely 1/2 finger head of small bubbles.
Got very little smell off of this one, what I did get reminded me an adjunct lager more than a pale ale.
Taste was very disappointing. Not even the littlest hint of any hops at all up front; small amount at the end. Was hoping for more from this, especially based on the ratings.
Very watery thin mouthfeel, not much at all in the way of a mouth filling flavor.
Overall a very disappointing beer, wouldn't look for this one again, unless of course it would be a freebie.

jhartley, Jun 22, 2014
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2.23/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a true deep gold with a rapidly disappearing downy head.

Doesn't offer your nose much. A bit of biscuity malt and some earthy hops, and that's it.

Not much life to the hops on the taste buds either. There's a bit of biscuity malt and some dry bitterness at the end, but otherwise this beer is just a refresher. Nothing more. Nothing less . No complexity at all. If you're at a resort and your other options are from BMC, it is worth taking refuge here. Otherwise, I wouldn't seek this out.

chicagobeerriot, Dec 23, 2010
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2.24/5  rDev -38.1%

agandt, Aug 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

beerbtl, Jun 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Carpentiere, May 16, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Onemic, May 27, 2012
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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,786 ratings.