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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

1,752 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,752
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 31
Gots: 140 | 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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Cresant

Kentucky

2.65/5  rDev -26.8%

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into aDFH shaped pint glass. Packaged 2/21/08. The body was golden/amber. Minimal off white head which quickly faded to a ring.

Smell was floral hops. Earthy. Caramel malts.

Taste was a bit tart (not bitter). Understated sweetness. Something about this one did not appeal to me. Not especially flavorful - nothing bad, just rather bland. The hops and malts did not seem to accentuate one another. The elements were present they just did not meld well.

Mouthfeel was on the thinner side of medium. Zippy carbonation.

06-16-2008 13:06:24 | More by Cresant
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cameraman

Kentucky

2.65/5  rDev -26.8%

An amber color, that fades to a light orange, with very little evidence of a head. Very malty fragrance with a slight bit of bitterness right at the end of each scent. That malt is just as strong in the flavor, a mild bitterness comes in halfway and takes over til the very end. A medium bodied feel, leaving a slght bit of dryness on the palate. I fairly disappointed, I was expecting an APA, instead this is closer to an english style pale ale. It is still fairly drinkable, I'll slip some to my Miller Lite buddy and see what happens.

01-12-2007 03:53:27 | More by cameraman
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kytashie

Washington

2.7/5  rDev -25.4%

Poured into a pint glass.

Clear copper, finger width white foamy head, decent lacing.
Not much here to the nose, looked better than it smells. Immediately hit with straw, hay....sand? Flat and forgettable...once again not much here...it's decent, not off putting...just average. Dry finish, not much to this beer. Drinkable but forgettable. Definitely an average beer, I wouldn't go looking for this.

01-10-2011 17:35:37 | More by kytashie
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stawn

California

2.73/5  rDev -24.6%

A - Pours a light golden amber with a short cap that disapates quickly.

S - Smells slightly bready. No hop aroma at all.

T - Nice medium body with low amounts of bitterness. Sweet aftertaste lingers on the tongue.

OK beer, but middle of the road. Nothing stands out and makes you say wow.

06-29-2009 21:49:35 | More by stawn
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mentor

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -24.6%

Pours nearly a finger of off white head over a brilliant enticing copper liquid. A couple of slow streamers rise to the top. Smells toasted or strong biscuit malt with earthy hops. Nearly a chocolate malt character. With searching, some lemony from hops.

Tastes very biscuity malt rounded by hop aromatics. Almost like roast malt. More earthy hops than citrusy, so I'm not sure this is classified properly as an APA. This beer is wet and heavy, which is not to style for an APA. Minimal esters and mild, but stingy carbonation. Mouthfeel is dextrinous, which I think contributes to the perceived wet sweet. Decent beer that I'd certainly have agin. It's certainly not to APA style. I rate to style, so the low score does not indicate an unpalatable beer, instead a beer not to style.

07-24-2008 06:46:19 | More by mentor
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24%

05-14-2014 03:00:09 | More by ValpoExpo
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24%

05-06-2014 01:41:17 | More by marmstrong1212
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Danielr26

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24%

04-20-2014 23:57:15 | More by Danielr26
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mbacon3227

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -24%

05-17-2012 23:58:36 | More by mbacon3227
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issue9mm


2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-09-2014 00:25:20 | More by issue9mm
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g_jenkins

California

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-06-2013 07:24:22 | More by g_jenkins
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EzraAtom

California

2.75/5  rDev -24%

06-02-2012 03:48:45 | More by EzraAtom
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24%

04-15-2014 00:44:27 | More by SpartyJoe
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tjsmith910

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24%

04-10-2013 01:01:01 | More by tjsmith910
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24%

01-25-2014 13:04:15 | More by Noelito76
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24%

09-15-2013 02:36:27 | More by ygtbsm94
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24%

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a tulip. The color is a moderate orange-copper with a slight white head and not too much lacing. The nose brings some very, very mild hops along with some pale malt and light caramel. The taste pulls back so that the hops are nearly non-existent, not even to the level of a mild. Fairly light feel without really any bitterness. No off flavors and the malt is fairly nice, but not what I expect from an APA.

11-12-2010 12:02:00 | More by Thorpe429
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -24%

06-19-2012 21:07:10 | More by carteravebrew
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abernethyj

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-10-2013 02:24:12 | More by abernethyj
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24%

01-19-2014 06:10:59 | More by TheBigBoy
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John_M

California

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-08-2014 01:42:51 | More by John_M
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moelikeit

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24%

03-19-2012 23:28:14 | More by moelikeit
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Kopfmeister60

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24%

09-21-2012 15:42:53 | More by Kopfmeister60
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-21-2012 20:50:52 | More by kaelingirl
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BigJohnShow

California

2.75/5  rDev -24%

06-29-2014 07:20:31 | More by BigJohnShow
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,752 ratings.