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Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,789 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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 Celtics17
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a solid Pale Ale, I don't taste caramel like some have tasted, but I do get some fruit notes. I would say it's more on the mango, or peach side of a Pale Ale. The peach note is very slight. I thought it wasn't very bitter. The balance was just right.

Appearance: Beautiful shade of amber. Very easy Pale Ale to drink. This beer does feel like a tropical beer, or like a beer from Hawaii. I would have this beer again.

Celtics17, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Impalafrank, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BWH999, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Hopheadhiker, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

beernads, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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

bcm75, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Bieniek30, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of jpa83
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jpa83, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of StompingClover
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

StompingClover, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Chucker17, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

MSL94, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

labattblueribbon, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of microbrewlover
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a dark copper/brown color; somewhat opaque, light just barely makes it through. There is a half-finger head which dissipates quickly, some of it sticks around until the end. Light lacing.

The smell is mostly caramel and roasted malts. Some sweetness, bready, lemongrass and pine.

The tastes is thick caramel malts, bread, pine, grapefruit and some other type of fruit I cannot identify.
The feel is thick, bready and chewy. There is some pine prickliness left on the tongue after swallowing.

This is a somewhat complex but not a "blow me away" type of Pale Ale. It is a solid Pale Ale even though it has a low hop content. However, without the 'in your face' hops this brew might make a good "session" brew.

microbrewlover, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ColdOneKev, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

rob99er, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

StrangerTides, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Tavo2311, Aug 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

69camaro, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Jchristmore34, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

52P48, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Metal4Breakfast, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of dbriesemeister
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a local MN beer bar.

Look - rich amber color, limited head, but strong lacing

Smell - fresh smell, freshly cut grass, some floral notes of lavender

Taste - sweet malty flavor, good bite of bitterness

Feel - medium bodied, crisp refreshing carbonation, lingering (but appealing) bitter flavor

Overall - solid representation of an American pale ale

dbriesemeister, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Metaltildeath
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Metaltildeath, Aug 14, 2013
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,789 ratings.