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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

1,648 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,648
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 25
Gots: 80 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got on tap from a near by tavern. Served in a shaker pint glass.
Body was a clear golden amber color with a thin barely 1/2 finger head of small bubbles.
Got very little smell off of this one, what I did get reminded me an adjunct lager more than a pale ale.
Taste was very disappointing. Not even the littlest hint of any hops at all up front; small amount at the end. Was hoping for more from this, especially based on the ratings.
Very watery thin mouthfeel, not much at all in the way of a mouth filling flavor.
Overall a very disappointing beer, wouldn't look for this one again, unless of course it would be a freebie.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2014 23:22:58 | More by jhartley
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Skud

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2014 23:01:36 | More by Skud
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wiscokid920

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-22-2014 18:00:56 | More by wiscokid920
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +38.5%

06-21-2014 05:23:59 | More by Jasoncolliver
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eaphikap

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-21-2014 01:55:30 | More by eaphikap
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Klebe

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-20-2014 14:52:29 | More by Klebe
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Tikidustin

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

06-19-2014 23:21:44 | More by Tikidustin
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-19-2014 20:51:34 | More by Necronomad
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-19-2014 19:46:01 | More by djrn2
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timlyon

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

06-18-2014 03:00:59 | More by timlyon
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hypnotoad1

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-18-2014 00:30:29 | More by hypnotoad1
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Tastesalot

Virginia

1.01/5  rDev -72%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: pale orange pour, foamy white head

S: wet cardboard, oxidation, corn

T: adjuncts, paper, off-flavors (especially off-bitterness)

M: watery, thin

O: This is without a doubt, the worst excuse for a beer I've ever had. It makes Rolling Rock taste good. I'm glad someone gave it to me to try, and that I did not actually spend any money on it. Heat may have gotten to this bottle, but even taking that into consideration, it still has no redeeming qualities. I'd give it an even lower rating if I could. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 21:49:27 | More by Tastesalot
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ath1220

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-16-2014 22:03:46 | More by ath1220
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Jerid

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-16-2014 18:04:29 | More by Jerid
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MikalMick

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-16-2014 04:18:45 | More by MikalMick
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hreb

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle dated May1614, presumably from the Widmer/CBA/ABInBev facility. Beer pours orange amber in color and crystal clear, supporting a massive foamy head. Mild aroma of toasty malt. Flavor provides a decent fresh hop flavor, though certainly not a dominant one. A little bit grainy through the middle, with a relatively neutral finish.

I had this on draught in Maui, where it was presumably brewed at the Kona brewery, and I remember, while I had pretty low expectations, I was more impressed with the toasted barley flavor and crispness of this APA. In this form it is still totally drinkable, if unremarkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 00:14:53 | More by hreb
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Ale_Dog

New York

3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Serving: bottle
Appearance: pale amber
Smell: nothing jumps out. Light biscuit
Taste: medium malt with lingering hop bitterness
Overall: solid beer. Can drink a few of these. No particular element jumps out and grabs you, but tasty just the same. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 03:50:48 | More by Ale_Dog
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

06-14-2014 00:09:58 | More by ToddGingerich
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Hoganlaw

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2014 03:19:30 | More by Hoganlaw
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arthurbdavis

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-10-2014 20:21:38 | More by arthurbdavis
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-09-2014 19:18:13 | More by HoppySeb
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KMitch

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-09-2014 18:39:44 | More by KMitch
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Jackp_43

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-09-2014 16:00:05 | More by Jackp_43
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510a

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-09-2014 00:28:46 | More by 510a
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-08-2014 18:36:53 | More by Lehighace06
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,648 ratings.