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Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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1,907 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,907
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 39
Gots: 197 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden colour on the cusp of amber with limited white head and minimal lacing. Carbonation is muted but mouthfeel remains pleasant, albeit subtly oily.

Beautiful aroma of caramelized malts and tropical fruits. Flavours are well balanced and transition from those sweet malted grains into a citrus hop medley, delightful across the entire taste profile i.e. from start to nicely bitter finish.

The only "Hawaiian" pale ale I have tried before is a decent Ontario concoction brewed with pineapple juice (Spearhead). I expected something similar but this is a true American pale ale and is a much nicer surprise. Definitely a beer I would recommend.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from ABC store in Honolulu.

Appearance- Pours a pale copper colour with a half finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell- Roasted malts, caramel, plum/cherry

Taste- Roasted malts, caramel, and plum/cherry come through nicely. There is a light bitterness and toasty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.

Overall- A well executed pale ale. I enjoyed the aromas and taste form this brew. This is my first Kona Brewing offering and was impressed. A definite try while in Hawaii.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a deep copper colored brew that has a one finger thick frothy, white head. Nice lacing...clumpy and clinging to the sides of the glass. Nice island floaters here...

Smells of oily, earthy hops with a faint biscuit malt.

Tastes of roasted caramel malt with a nice, mild, earthy - oily hop character some bright fruits and a hint of spice in there as well.

Light, crisp and refreshing.

A slightly different take on a traditional pale ale. Kona brewing has been in my rotation recently. I have not been disappointed in the least. A crowd pleaser for sure.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 10 oz chalice.

A- pours caramel color with a 1 finger white head. Blotches and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- sweet caramel and some light pine, citrus notes.

T- sweet varamel, candi sugar, some light vinous notes and light pine hop bitterness.

M- light body, medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy but drinks well.

O- average pale ale. Very sweet and light bitterness.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,907 ratings.