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Fire Rock Pale Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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1,818 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,818
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 35
Gots: 162 | 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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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

MichaelPiazza, Sep 11, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +25.1%

JordanRicbart, Sep 11, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

Mattmarinucci, Sep 11, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

Scott_G, Sep 09, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

Very close to bright clearness, but there is a little haze to it. Very soft brown color, hints of orange. Nice lace sits on the top where a nice white head used to sit. Somewhat tart in the nose, black currant and cherries, meshed with hops and wet grain feed. Alcohol right in the beginning of the taste, wasn't expecting that. Some cinnamon, and toasted grain in there as well. Really nice aftertaste, hops and crushed pepper. A little watery maybe, but really not a lot of complaints here. I'm enjoying this more than I thought I would...

cambabeer, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

longisland1983, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

krampert11, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

numbers, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

probert, Sep 07, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

ryfree, Sep 06, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

Brittmick, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

cdog707yo, Sep 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +5%

VAbrookiechaser, Sep 03, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +13.8%

JaredGolia, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jacks0n, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

sirsteve42, Aug 31, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Livendadream, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Pours a nice copper/amber color. Excellent clarity. Finger slight off white head. Moderate retention. Moderate lacing. Minimal carbonation, with bubbles lazily rising to the surface.

S: Some amber notes from the glass. Roasted grain,caramel, a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg. Getting some alcohol, believe it or not. Hops smell mildly oxidized (bottled on June 15th). Little bit of dank fruitiness coming through. Little bit of stone fruit...almost like a mildly ripe peach or nectarine. Some slight citrus in the nose, but it's really hard to ferret out.

T: Pretty decent hit of toasty sweetness and alcohol up front. Transitions to a soapy citrus candy in the mid palate. This resinous quality carries through to the finish. Slightly astringent on the aftertaste, with mildly candied citrus components and a distinct floral soapiness.

M: Beer is medium bodied with just enough of a pop of carbonation to balance out the malts.

O: This one is a bit rough around the edges, but I'm not sure if the off flavors are intentional or due to the two and a half months it sat in it's box. Regardless, this is a surprisingly good pale ale.

McStagger, Aug 30, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -9.4%

DeltaFour, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

TrojanRB, Aug 28, 2014
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ckr1451, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

misternebbie, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

PBIU, Aug 27, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +14.9%

awillick, Aug 27, 2014
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,818 ratings.