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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

1,737 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,737
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 31
Gots: 132 | 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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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-27-2012 02:18:28 | More by Beer21
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -16.3%

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

Poured a mostly clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma is simple: fair balance of pale malts and slightly citrusy hops. Again in the taste, decent balance of malts and hops up front, but the maltiness soon comes to dominate, leaving a bit of staleness in the finish. Medium body, and decent for the style.

FYI Kona comes from Portsmouth Brewery in New Hampshire, not Hawaii, contrary to popular belief.

05-26-2012 01:30:53 | More by Rifugium
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gregu2

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-26-2012 00:19:26 | More by gregu2
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Raven3464

Japan

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%

Appearance: Beer pours a clear, copper body with a soapy head. There is a light amount of carbonation:

Smell: Citrus, pine and sweet malts are noticed right away. A floral aroma starts to take over as the beer warms.

Taste: Sweet fruit, like pineapple and orange, are tasted at first with a light hop bite at the end. It would have been better had the flavors been more pronounced.

Mouth feel: It is light bodied for the style. A little more carbonation also would be nice. Otherwise, it is refreshing.

Overall: It is an average pale ale. As stated above, flavors could be more pronounced and a little more hops would not hurt either. Overall, it is a decent attempt at the style.

05-25-2012 12:31:29 | More by Raven3464
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-25-2012 00:51:23 | More by Hopmodium
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CalbeDacks

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-24-2012 22:52:52 | More by CalbeDacks
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Into a pint glass:

A: clear brown colored body that yielded a small white head appearing as a film over top of the body that quickly dissipated into lumps. Spotty yet a minimal amount of lacing was left. Small bubbles of carbonation were close to the sides of the pint glass yet there were larger bubbles in the center.

S: centered around the malts with the hops barely showing up at all

T: centered around the malts yet had some floral tones that came in nicely to create a slight bitterness.

M: medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation and left a creamy aftertaste and finish.

O: this is a decent brew despite the smell not having any hops. I didn't mind for my tastes. I would have this again.

05-24-2012 00:11:28 | More by BeerKangaroo
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andrewj17

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-23-2012 03:15:57 | More by andrewj17
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

Copper colored with a healthy head of white foam. Just a dang solid American pale here. Mild caramel and biscuit with a balancing dose of clean hop bitters. Mint, orange zest, and bit of herb and earth fill out the hop flavor/aroma component. Clean and balanced. Classic, flagship-type pale ale that should pair with all types of food. This bottle washed down some street tacos like a champ.

05-22-2012 19:52:39 | More by bump8628
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Jimbrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-22-2012 16:49:22 | More by Jimbrew
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Tiriansdoor


4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-22-2012 04:53:42 | More by Tiriansdoor
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WhatAlesMe

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-22-2012 01:35:11 | More by WhatAlesMe
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WorldOfBeerCraft

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-21-2012 20:55:07 | More by WorldOfBeerCraft
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WaterCzar

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-21-2012 03:07:30 | More by WaterCzar
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-20-2012 23:05:09 | More by weaselchew
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EnjoiThePureTrip

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-19-2012 15:46:42 | More by EnjoiThePureTrip
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jstewart1130

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-19-2012 05:04:53 | More by jstewart1130
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BrownNut

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -9.4%

This is an utterly forgettable beer. There's nothing bad about it except that it's round and bland and nothingy. I like their Koko Brown and their Wailua Wheat but this is a generic beer and I'm surprised they call it a pale ale. They should just call it "ale". If it was the only beer on tap in a bar, you'd drink your pints and not think twice about it as you focused on talking to your friends. But the beer would not factor into your memory of the night at all. You know how sometimes you just want a beer while you watch tv or eat and don't want to think about it like you do with a potentially really good beer? Here you go. It's beer-flavored beer.

EDIT: Well now HOLD on. Roast chicken comes to the rescue of yet another beer. I mentioned that this was a beer to have while you eat, just a generic beery accompaniment that wouldn't distract, so that's what I did. Roast chicken and veg with pan sauce and this beer. Suddenly these other flavors come out. It was actually pretty tasty. Almost tasted like a pale ale. A little floral or fruity something going on. Some slightly sweet caramel. I'll give it an extra half point for that. And interestingly I had another after dinner and it was back to where it was before, nothing wrong but nothing interesting. I feel like trying all beers with roast chicken now. Try it!

05-19-2012 04:58:52 | More by BrownNut
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-18-2012 22:24:42 | More by jpd7374
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2012 04:56:49 | More by jmccraney
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mbacon3227

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -24%

05-17-2012 23:58:36 | More by mbacon3227
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Eva-Lani


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-17-2012 15:05:11 | More by Eva-Lani
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sansho

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

05-15-2012 02:29:54 | More by sansho
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jdt

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-12-2012 23:39:06 | More by jdt
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-12-2012 15:06:46 | More by ShemRahBoo
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,737 ratings.