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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

1,880 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,880
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 38
Gots: 181 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Canada_Dan, Mar 04, 2014
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ColdOneKev, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DamageCase76, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BWH999, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

pin, Jul 12, 2013
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TonyY, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Bustersuess, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Sarah257, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

crbnfbr, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on date "Sep 19 2011" ow it's at least 3-4 months old.

A - Little head that turns quickly to a lace ring decent amount of sticky lacing. Clear orange yellow tint with a bit of sediment chunks throughout.

S - Fairly hoppy kind of faint and some strong pale malts. Subtle.

T - Well it's fairly balance maybe could use more hops in the flavor since the pale malt is out of balance (bit strong and kind of grainy) Finish is slightly bitter and earthy. Ok at best.

M - Light to medium.

Overall I am kind of disappointed in this it's kind of grainy and harsh with an earthy hop bite. If I ever try this again I might change my score.

DrDemento456, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear red amber colored beer.

Smell is sweet and malty with pleasant citrus hop scent and slight sour scent in the background.

Taste is sweeter than expected like a Hawaiian dinner roll. Fairly strong Grapefruit hop flavor to this brew. Clean aftertaste; get very mellow after a while.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability is good, a typical West Coast Pale with the strong Hop flavor you would expect. The brew get very mellow as you drink it.

Zorro, Dec 11, 2004
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

cosmonick, Jun 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JOHNKNEEGEEZ, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BeerMeister8, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

111213forlife, May 31, 2014
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Kraig, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Jobin_24, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another Secret Santa offering from Mr. AlohaC.
Pours the requisite amber color. Head had a heavier, less long lived quality with limited lacing. Some faint funky hops and some grassy overtones on the aroma.
Had this one directly after a Deschutes. This one had a good initial bite of hops, it demured to a grassy/chalky backbone afterward. Not bad, worth drinking with a pizza and watching WSOP. Finished very clean. Drinkable in a hanging out and talking $hit kind of way.

Dithyramb, Aug 09, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Dougwillhike, May 07, 2014
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haddyhustle302, Jun 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

gungoat, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Tavo2311, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bostonryan, Aug 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jtd335, Jan 31, 2012
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,880 ratings.