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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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1,994 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,994
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 42
Gots: 266 | 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: 1,994 | Reviews: 640
Photo of Onslow
2.59/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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...

Photo of Bsdch
2.6/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of dhowe
2.64/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Cresant
2.65/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of cameraman
2.65/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.66/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.68/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of stawn
2.69/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of kytashie
2.73/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of mentor
2.74/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
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