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Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,818 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,818
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 35
Gots: 162 | 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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Photo of micromaniac129
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

What we have here is a good basic beer. Color is copper with a smallish white head and some carbonation.Aroma is light but balanced with sweet caramel malts and a citrusy hop smell.
Tasty yes but nothing to write home about. A densent malt bill bready and grainy mabe and hops having a lighter citrus taste.
This is a drinkable standard for the masses beer and there's nothing wrong with that.

micromaniac129, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

NCbeerpirate, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of HoppyHoward
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

HoppyHoward, Oct 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

retreminy, Oct 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Powerstroker90, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Locky
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Locky, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Neorebel
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fire Rock Pale Ale is a beautiful color, somewhere between copper and golden brown. It's head is off-white and frothy. There is a slight haze to it and carbonation is noticeable. It smells great- I am picking up pineapple, grapefruit, as well as some nice malt sugars. The citrus scent is also present, as advertised. Wow, this is a magnificent APA! Great balance of fruity notes, toasted malts, and unique hops. This beer coats the mouth nicely and the sugary taste fades out to a somewhat dry finish. Medium bodied and slightly warming on the way down. When I first tasted this on tap at Firewaters in Atlantic City, I thought it was almost hoppy enough to be like an IPA, but I am not getting that at all this time from the bottle. Overall, a real treat... do not hesitate to buy!

Neorebel, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

h4ger, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Beeradelphia, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

MrJuengling, Oct 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ExaltedNecrosis, Oct 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

chocosushi, Oct 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

seanmoto, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Molson2000, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

jrgpitt, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Hopdaemon39, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

gtermi, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of cyclonece09
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

cyclonece09, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Hopfenpeter, Oct 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Chetti, Sep 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

mitch3114, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Gregwa, Sep 24, 2012
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,818 ratings.