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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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1,991 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,991
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 42
Gots: 264 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 08-30-2002

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
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Ratings: 1,991 | Reviews: 640
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a true deep gold with a rapidly disappearing downy head.

Doesn't offer your nose much. A bit of biscuity malt and some earthy hops, and that's it.

Not much life to the hops on the taste buds either. There's a bit of biscuity malt and some dry bitterness at the end, but otherwise this beer is just a refresher. Nothing more. Nothing less . No complexity at all. If you're at a resort and your other options are from BMC, it is worth taking refuge here. Otherwise, I wouldn't seek this out.

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2.24/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Not sure if the bottle I had was old, but I was not impressed.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,991 ratings.