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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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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light orangish-amber with a half of an inch of off white, loose, foamy, crackling head that has great retention. The nose is big, malty, biscuity, and very bready with an underlying citrusy aroma. The taste is very malt up front with a bready, biscuity malt character. It's then followed by a balanced, bitter, citrusy, grapefruity, lemony hop character. There's a slight astrigency in the finish leaving the mouthfeel a bit tart and sweet. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit crisp, but overall smooth and well carbonated.

This is a smooth, quaffable, refreshing, enjoyable beer that you can definitely have more than one of.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 11:13:44 | More by tdm168
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AaronBurr

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-31-2012 14:13:26 | More by AaronBurr
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bh123

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-31-2012 08:51:36 | More by bh123
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1p5v

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-31-2012 03:49:53 | More by 1p5v
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.6%

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


3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-30-2012 02:31:08 | More by Dru
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wrath98

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-29-2012 21:07:22 | More by wrath98
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-29-2012 18:22:13 | More by CoryR
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Finn

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fire rock pours a light amber with a nice little head that sticks on top well. Smell is a nice interplay between caramel malts and hops that results in a fruity sort of impression. yeast esters and a slight citrus twang behind it all. the taste is a very nice balance of those rich caramel malts and a firm bitterness, and slight hop flavor. Full flavored for sure, with an emphasis on the malts, but the hops stick around as well. It's medium bodied and has a hearty feel to it. Overall, a well balanced, slightly malt forward, but hoppy enough pale ale. Quite good.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 02:27:57 | More by Finn
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this was ok. glad i paid $2.50 for this pint, only a few craft beers left on chaps norristown pa 1/2 price craft menu. surprisingly went well with my hot wings.

pale copper appearance not my favorite. smell was just ok, bready malts, not much hops in the aroma. taste little better, bready malts up front, with a nice hoppy middle, dry finish. just enough hop flavor to make a nice, refreshing beer with dinner.

as i enjoy mostly big beers, this is like drinking a light beer now. could make a decent session beer for some i suppose.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 12:10:39 | More by B33R501
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Edgewater

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-27-2012 01:06:54 | More by Edgewater
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leokbelo

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper into a Pint glass. Nice head retention.
Sweet on the nose, caramel malts blending with a rich flowery hop aroma.
Hop bitterness in the tongue, kept in check by the malts, very nice balance.
Very drinkable. Overall a very good APA.
Would recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 15:02:11 | More by leokbelo
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Sailracer


3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-23-2012 23:10:28 | More by Sailracer
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Riverevir


4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a case on a whim and I have enjoyed it.

Solid and very drinkable beer. Did not scream "pale ale" to me as it didn't have the strong hops I've come to expect, which was a pleasant surprise. Smooth to drink and a solid taste, but nothing flashy. I would drink this again, but I don't know that I will crave it. A good intro to Kona's offering and enough to make me willing to try some more of their stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 00:16:22 | More by Riverevir
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-20-2012 00:35:43 | More by MerkurKing16
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moelikeit

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

03-19-2012 23:28:14 | More by moelikeit
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-17-2012 21:48:25 | More by rcatalano
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-17-2012 21:39:33 | More by redfox405
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Hazy copper pour with more than a few fingers of creamy white head. An array of bubbles assault the beer as they race upwards, retaining the head beautifully. To top it all off, the head leaves a nice coat of lacing as the beer is enjoyed.

S: The aroma is quite simple. Malt, a light citrus character, and some bitterness.

T: Fire Rock's taste is quite similar to its aroma. Malt forward, it's sweet overall without a lot of hops making their presence known. Some light and citrus fruits are noted throughout the taste, but they're a bit too muted.

MF: It is really drinkable, with a medium body and good amount of carbonation. The finish is semi-dry and clean. Only sparing amounts of sweetness hang around on the palate once the beer has gone.

O: Probably wouldn't try this beer again or recommend it to anybody, but I sure didn't mind it for watching basketball.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 21:46:24 | More by russwbeck
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2012 22:24:44 | More by robieobie1
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randomjazzr

Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-14-2012 03:44:20 | More by randomjazzr
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A – Just slightly less-than-clear light amber color, with a one-finger head that evaporated quickly but not totally, leaving a thin layer of creme colored suds. Nice patchy/clumpy lacing.

S – Doughy malt and grassy, floral hops. Medium to strong aroma.

T – Much more hop forward than the nose would indicate. Grapefruit like hops dominate, but lurking underneath is bready caramel malt with a decidedly “earthy” taste, which I found to be rather tasty, making this a little better than your average pale. Nicely balanced. Good amount of grassy hop esters, and this is awfully close to an IPA. Slight mineral taste in the finish.

M – Light to medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Crisp, dry finish.

O – Pretty damn good. If you like some malt in your pale, this would be a good choice and I feel it makes this brew stand out a little. Nothing here to make this a “must buy”, but it really doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses either. A solid pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 02:11:19 | More by TempeBeerMan
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drwolfe


3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2012 22:59:59 | More by drwolfe
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-12-2012 08:46:05 | More by YalovaIA
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2012 04:48:32 | More by UltimateLivewire
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,677 ratings.