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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

1,969 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,969
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 41
Gots: 247 | 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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Photo of Toteezz
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of onlymurderers
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnnyI
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 7/25/14. A little past its peak, but with 6% ABV and that avowed hop character, it should still be a fair representation for this Kona creation.

Poured in to an IPA glass, the unique look of this beer immediately catches my eye. Despite the fact that the head disappeared about as quickly as it formed, with scant lacing to be found, I am struck by the appearance. The tangerine-grapefruit color of the beer looks almost electric when its chilled haze meets the light. Interesting. The aroma promises bright tropical fruit, with a subtle essence of pine. A little biscuity malt in the background rounds out the nose. The flavor brings sweet bread, subtle dried fruit, lightly toasted malts, and a balanced hop character. Mild pine and grapefruit. This is a well-rounded brew. The mouthfeel is on point, with just enough body and carbonation to keep this refreshing. I believe the few extra months have mellowed this beer, as I remember it being more vibrant when it was in season. As it stands, this is superbly sessionable, perhaps more so now that time has reigned in the flavors a bit. I have enjoyed it either way. It's nice to see an American Pale Ale that is not trying to masquerade as an IPA and brings it's own unique qualities. I put this near the top of my list when a Pale Ale is in order. Fresh or mellowed, it's always delicious.

Photo of EroticPanda
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrDell
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fishmanpa
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Like the label! The beer pours a rich orange, very little head and light carbonation. The aroma is malty with fresh hop overtones. Nice balance. The taste is sweet and malty at first then finishes with a light hop bite. Decent mouth feel and overall a nice offering from Kona. 6.0%ABV

Photo of Ewhite2121
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mooseisloose
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Imbibed from a short beer ( pronounced sho-aht bee-ah) glass at the Ritz in Orlando. Nice light head when delivered. Orange in color with a white head. Sweet and syrupy with a light consistent hop belt. Went great with the seared tuna appetizer, tenderest I've ever had filet main course and following cheese plate. ( switched to Cabernet for desert) Not sure if it was as good as it would be fresh on the big island, but tasty none-the-less.

Photo of JLSIV
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap nice head and lacing, very good session like IPA

Photo of Catracho5
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcCraft710
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digga90
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of double2chin
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of JNForsyth
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Jagzfan86
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of mtdewa1
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of nevermai
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of HaydenP
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of gaord
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of The_Pancake
4.87/5  rDev +34.5%

Photo of Razonulzer
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,969 ratings.