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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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1,789 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,789
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 33
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 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.

Cresant, Jun 16, 2008
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.

cameraman, Jan 12, 2007
Photo of kytashie
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%
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.

kytashie, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of stawn
2.73/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

stawn, Jun 29, 2009
Photo of mentor
2.73/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

mentor, Jul 24, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

ValpoExpo, May 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

marmstrong1212, May 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Danielr26, Apr 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

mbacon3227, May 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

issue9mm, Jul 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

g_jenkins, Jul 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

EzraAtom, Jun 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

SpartyJoe, Apr 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

tjsmith910, Apr 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Noelito76, Jan 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

ygtbsm94, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Thorpe429, Nov 12, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

carteravebrew, Jun 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

abernethyj, Jul 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

TheBigBoy, Jan 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

John_M, Jul 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

moelikeit, Mar 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Kopfmeister60, Sep 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

kaelingirl, Jul 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

BigJohnShow, Jun 29, 2014
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,789 ratings.