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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

1,751 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,751
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 31
Gots: 140 | 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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Hopdaemon39

New York

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%

Poured from a 64 oz growler into a nonic tumbler- pours a clear amber color with a couple fingers of white head, decent retention, some nice spotty lacing.

Smell is mild and of light grapefruit hops and burnt caramel.

Taste is better than the nose- citrus up front followed by slight bitterness and caramel sweetness, finishing with citrus. Nothing special bot not bad.

Mouthfeel is very nice- medium bodied, full carbonation, sweet finish. This a pretty decent pale ale, but not really hoppy enough for me.

10-07-2012 03:52:54 | More by Hopdaemon39
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gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-05-2012 22:04:51 | More by gtermi
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a red color with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Smells of piney and flowery hops and light malt. Tastes of bitter piney hops and slight alcohol, along with some darker malt with slight caramel flavor. Beer is medium body, good carbonation, and finishes nicely. Overall, an above average beer.

10-05-2012 21:59:23 | More by cyclonece09
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-02-2012 23:43:53 | More by jaswilson2
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +21%

This beer was poured into my crystal mug and produced a clear amber with a white, one finger high bubbly head. It dissipates slowly and leaves great lacing.
The smell is almost IPA like, but that is a plus in my book! Flowery hops and a malty background.
Tasting the beer those flavors are confirmed. Fruity hops up front, balanced by some more earthy flavors and malt. Great bittersweet finish!
Great brew! A fantastic pale ale!

10-02-2012 03:08:21 | More by Hopfenpeter
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Chetti

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-30-2012 03:56:43 | More by Chetti
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mitch3114

New York

2/5  rDev -44.8%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-24-2012 03:18:59 | More by Gregwa
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-23-2012 18:57:17 | More by jkermitj
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Kanewai

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-23-2012 01:20:12 | More by Kanewai
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mani

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-22-2012 14:24:10 | More by mani
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Kopfmeister60

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24%

09-21-2012 15:42:53 | More by Kopfmeister60
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CoreyMartin

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-19-2012 20:34:09 | More by CoreyMartin
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mttdls

New York

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

09-19-2012 17:47:01 | More by mttdls
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-18-2012 00:54:52 | More by Number3red
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Skelton

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-17-2012 20:56:13 | More by Skelton
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A very clear amber, light light bubbles on the body with a head that dissapates before sipping. Head white maybe 1/10" (maybe).

Smell: Toasty hops and believe it or not light floral essence. Granted it is light.

Taste: This bitter feel with light floral taste and believe it or not grapefruit. .It is still sweet and wouldn't be surprised if a little orange played a role in the brewing of this fine ale.

Mouth: Medium smooth and easy to drink.

Overall: Not a bad brew, for you that wonder this is very close if not already an India Pale Ale, little bitter and definitely quite tasty. Hope you enjoy as much as I did, Salud!

09-15-2012 04:29:55 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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JayDiddy


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-15-2012 02:59:12 | More by JayDiddy
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-14-2012 16:46:31 | More by dmorgan310
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-14-2012 02:25:46 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-11-2012 12:30:09 | More by grumpygerman
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-10-2012 03:21:22 | More by Jmick28
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Freshlikeugh

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-08-2012 00:33:01 | More by Freshlikeugh
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flagmantho

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium amber-orange hue with a clear body and a light, lazy effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy ivory foam. Decent.

Smell: toasty malt aroma with hints of bread and biscuit. Hops are nicely present with a piney, earthy quality. Not bad, but I don't love the biscuity character so much.

Taste: flavor has a fair bit more caramel character that the aroma and overall is a lot more malt-forward; again, I'm not a huge fan of the biscuity malt here. Hop flavor is still present, but the experience is more of a malty-flavored beer with a big bitterness at the end. It seems to me a little bit more in the English style.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a good level of carbonation and a nice, satisfying creaminess. Probably my favorite thing about this beer.

Overall: a decent pale ale, but I probably wouldn't grab for this one again at the store. It just doesn't tickle my palate.

09-07-2012 15:52:13 | More by flagmantho
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Monkey007

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-07-2012 03:29:35 | More by Monkey007
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,751 ratings.