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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

1,749 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,749
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 31
Gots: 139 | 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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Offa

California

2.38/5  rDev -34.1%

This sums up much of what I don't like to see, and encounter all too often, in US pale ales: it's bland, one-dimensional, and relies too much on grapefuity hops, bitterness, and alcohol.

It's amber with a very thin, off-white tan head that vanishes quickly to leave a very thin ring.

The aroma is caramel and grain with citrus, mostly grapefruit.

The taste is faint caramelly malt with a lot of grapefruit pulp and a bitter finish. It is very alcoholic, which took me aback when I tasted it. It's otherwise characterless and has too little flavour, complexity, or body to carry the light bitterness or alcohol. The latter seems utterly unjustified in this instance.

04-21-2008 18:19:31 | More by Offa
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

02-17-2013 07:10:18 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

09-01-2013 03:27:23 | More by Kevincredible
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kynap55

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

06-25-2012 17:36:32 | More by kynap55
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

01-26-2012 15:34:48 | More by rkcrozier
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sansho

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

08-15-2012 03:18:43 | More by JustinQ
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bushwack

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

02-24-2013 18:50:24 | More by bushwack
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Lukebell15

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

02-11-2013 00:47:23 | More by Lukebell15
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

01-11-2012 04:54:23 | More by khargro2
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LexShaw89

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

06-07-2012 22:23:41 | More by LexShaw89
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Rollzroyce21

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

12-24-2011 21:34:59 | More by Rollzroyce21
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fishguyac

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

12-10-2012 19:17:18 | More by fishguyac
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chris1919

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

04-20-2013 23:10:47 | More by chris1919
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Akoakauai

Hawaii

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

09-15-2013 06:50:37 | More by Akoakauai
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

10-23-2013 00:29:43 | More by clfrost
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69camaro

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

08-16-2013 19:34:16 | More by 69camaro
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

02-04-2012 13:21:32 | More by crashoveride
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nloyless

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

11-08-2012 21:18:04 | More by nloyless
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

05-31-2013 03:28:56 | More by Minn_Joe
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Onslow

Texas

2.6/5  rDev -28%

Light cappuccino foam coloured head : lacing is pretty good, average for a APA ... light golden colour .. light rust hop pine smell ... taste is nice, maybe a bit muddled .... "if you find a cheaper lion, you must be in africa" ... the 6 % is quite well hidden so its worth a try but there are better APA's...

05-05-2008 22:10:06 | More by Onslow
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Bsdch

Florida

2.6/5  rDev -28%

08-23-2014 01:50:20 | More by Bsdch
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dhowe

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -27.1%

A - Appropriate copper color. Decent head with retention but no lace. 4

S - Somewhat metallic. 2.5

T - Most hop flavor is from bittering hops, no fresh hop bite or evidence of

dry hopping. 2.5

M - Ok mouthfeel. 3.0

D - For being my favorite style, this was disappointing overall. More of a

dry feel with not much, if any fruity notes. 2.5

01-03-2011 02:54:49 | More by dhowe
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -27.1%

Reviewed 5/17/2007 (Tap @ Grills, Cocoa Beach, FL):

Pours an amber red color, good sized head, slight yellowish. Somewhat hoppy aroma, some sweet malty aroma. Sweet taste, but different sweetness than say a honeybrown or a fat tire. Clean taste, slight sweet aftertaste. But a little watery. Refreshng. Not much taste after a while.

02-11-2009 18:22:14 | More by jujubeast6000
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.65/5  rDev -26.6%

Poured a finger of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is faint citrus and pine.
The taste is watery with some mild malt and hardly any note of bitterness.
It has a higher carbonation level which is annoying with medium body.
A below average pale ale. No real flavor and the mouthfeel was too fizzy.

01-07-2013 16:32:27 | More by Fatehunter
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,749 ratings.