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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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1,782 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,782
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 32
Gots: 152 | 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 Offa
2.38/5  rDev -34.3%

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.

Offa, Apr 21, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

BuckeyeSlim, Feb 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Kevincredible, Sep 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

kynap55, Jun 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

rkcrozier, Jan 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

sansho, May 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

JustinQ, Aug 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

bushwack, Feb 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Lukebell15, Feb 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

khargro2, Jan 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

LexShaw89, Jun 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Rollzroyce21, Dec 24, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

fishguyac, Dec 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

chris1919, Apr 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Akoakauai, Sep 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

clfrost, Oct 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

69camaro, Aug 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

crashoveride, Feb 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

nloyless, Nov 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Minn_Joe, May 31, 2013
Photo of Onslow
2.6/5  rDev -28.2%

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...

Onslow, May 05, 2008
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2.6/5  rDev -28.2%

Bsdch, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of dhowe
2.63/5  rDev -27.3%

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

dhowe, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of jujubeast6000
2.63/5  rDev -27.3%

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.

jujubeast6000, Feb 11, 2009
Photo of Fatehunter
2.65/5  rDev -26.8%

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.

Fatehunter, Jan 07, 2013
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,782 ratings.