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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

1,677 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,677
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 26
Gots: 96 | 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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TeamAlphaDoG

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.3%

06-08-2012 22:46:51 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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Tastesalot

Virginia

1.01/5  rDev -72%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 21:49:27 | More by Tastesalot
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klesniew

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -58.4%

03-23-2013 21:17:56 | More by klesniew
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -58.4%

03-16-2014 11:30:08 | More by Fettpopps
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jcalabre

California

1.73/5  rDev -52.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2003 04:01:05 | More by jcalabre
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J1mmyB09

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -51.5%

07-20-2013 04:58:32 | More by J1mmyB09
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jmbraxton

Alabama

2/5  rDev -44.6%

08-19-2012 01:40:59 | More by jmbraxton
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Nikki


2/5  rDev -44.6%

03-03-2012 20:30:01 | More by Nikki
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2/5  rDev -44.6%

10-26-2013 00:05:42 | More by jmccullough108
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.6%

03-31-2012 02:51:58 | More by prg1976
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artoolemomo

Oregon

2/5  rDev -44.6%

03-31-2013 05:28:51 | More by artoolemomo
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Orion1


2/5  rDev -44.6%

08-03-2012 19:46:01 | More by Orion1
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mitch3114

New York

2/5  rDev -44.6%

09-29-2012 04:43:42 | More by mitch3114
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Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer

California

2/5  rDev -44.6%

09-20-2013 07:08:21 | More by Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
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mwar

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -44.6%

12-02-2012 18:34:12 | More by mwar
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terence

California

2/5  rDev -44.6%

01-19-2013 02:33:58 | More by terence
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.6%

08-21-2012 03:32:50 | More by tmars13
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gwilikers6

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -44.6%

01-06-2014 17:52:57 | More by gwilikers6
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -43.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2014 23:22:58 | More by jhartley
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chicagobeerriot

Illinois

2.23/5  rDev -38.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2010 23:35:38 | More by chicagobeerriot
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beerbtl

California

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

06-27-2013 23:54:30 | More by beerbtl
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

05-16-2013 22:49:29 | More by Carpentiere
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Onemic

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

05-27-2012 20:35:07 | More by Onemic
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Offa

California

2.38/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This sums up much of what I don't like to see, and encounter all too often, in US pale ales: it's bland, one-dimensional, and relies too much on grapefuity hops, bitterness, and alcohol.

It's amber with a very thin, off-white tan head that vanishes quickly to leave a very thin ring.

The aroma is caramel and grain with citrus, mostly grapefruit.

The taste is faint caramelly malt with a lot of grapefruit pulp and a bitter finish. It is very alcoholic, which took me aback when I tasted it. It's otherwise characterless and has too little flavour, complexity, or body to carry the light bitterness or alcohol. The latter seems utterly unjustified in this instance.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 18:19:31 | More by Offa
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

02-17-2013 07:10:18 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,677 ratings.