1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Fire Rock Pale AleFire Rock Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,876 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,876
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 36
Gots: 181 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Fire Rock Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,876 | Reviews: 616 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of pepelemofo
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

pepelemofo, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of jeffbrister
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jeffbrister, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of DavidHamilton
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

DavidHamilton, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of an02wrx
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

an02wrx, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DerwinWentworth, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of SinutabRamirez
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

SinutabRamirez, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Orion1
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Orion1, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Texasfan549, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Trevormcraig
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Trevormcraig, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of SouljaSaia17
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark red, golden-amber color with a 2 finger soapy white head that leaves some nice lacing as it slowly fades.

S: Smell is of spice and cinnamon with some earthy notes on the back end. Also get hints of roasted malts and a light fruit.

T: Roasted malt sweetness up front with some spice, followed by a slight Saison after tone with hints of banana and earthy notes.

M: Very sweet and flavorful, has a complex character and no carbonation to speak of.

O: This is one of those beers that you cant put your finger on it, but you know its pretty good. Very tropical in texture and flavor, something that is the signature of Kona Brewing.

SouljaSaia17, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of a_sh0pping_cart
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

a_sh0pping_cart, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of brwnchrstpher
4/5  rDev +10.5%

brwnchrstpher, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

WDJersey, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of BeerBadger
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BeerBadger, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #202
Served On: 07/26/2012
Glassware: DogFish Head Chalice
Labeled ABV: 6.0%
Date/ Code: 04/02/2012

Found this at Dewey Beach Liquors while visiting Coastal Delaware.

Look: The color was a fairly clear copper. Head was a frothy white foam at about 1-finger. Lacing was minimal.

Smell: Crisp and light medicinal hop aroma. Very clean nose with some sweet malts and grassy hops.

Taste: Sweet malts started things off with some faint grassy pine in the middle. The finish was rather dry and had hints of biscuit and lingering hops.

I found this Pale Ale to be very typical with a slight bit of complexity. I wouldn't put this one above SN Pale Ale, but it was certainly inline.

CraftBeerTastic, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Shuffledaddy
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I poured this beer out of a bottle into my trusty pint glass. Had many times and is arguably my favorite APA. Surprised I hadn't reviewed it yet, so here we are.

A - Pours a pale copper/golden yellow color. Light carbonation and a relatively small head, maybe 1 1/2 finger widths. Head retention and lacing are pretty unremarkable.

S - I notice a pineapple aroma with some citrus notes. Not very prominent nose for an American Pale Ale. Still pleasant, though.

T - Very balanced taste. In my opinion, the perfect blend between hops and malt. Hoppier than, say, a Sierra Nevada, but the hop character doesn't overwhelm the beer. Pineapple notes are apparent at the beginning, giving way to grapefruit accents in the finish. Biscuit malts also mingle alongside the grapefruit toward the end.

M - Pretty average. I think this is the only true weak point of the beer, the mouthfeel to me seems watery and slightly undercarbonated.

O - A very good APA that is a good counterpoint to maltier Pale Ales and is recommended as a session beer, especially if you like hoppier beers. A little more fizz and it would be truly amazing.

Shuffledaddy, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of kobeer
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

kobeer, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Stobin
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Stobin, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of BlackDogs
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BlackDogs, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Shineonsolar
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Shineonsolar, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
2.75/5  rDev -24%

kaelingirl, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of GiantMidget
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

GiantMidget, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of jmarklan
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice, slightly cloudy copper, head dissipates somewhat quickly.

S: Slight hops with bready malts, a bit fruity with some caramel.

T: Bready/caramel malt debuts first but is quickly pushed aside by a nice wave of citric and somewhat tropical hops. Ends with a nice balance and a slightly toasted character.

M: Light bodied and crisp. Very refreshing and drinkable. Without even realizing it i threw this down pretty quick.

Overall: Very enjoyable. An excellent session beer and great for warm weather.

jmarklan, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

You rated this beer. Add a review.

, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rolltide8425, Jul 17, 2012
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,876 ratings.