Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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