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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

1,656 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,656
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 25
Gots: 86 | 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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pkalix

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-10-2013 13:01:58 | More by pkalix
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-10-2013 13:00:26 | More by BostonHops
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mgernert

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-09-2013 17:06:25 | More by mgernert
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Satsuma

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-09-2013 02:26:38 | More by Satsuma
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

06-09-2013 01:57:42 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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cosmonick

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-08-2013 15:18:19 | More by cosmonick
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LuisCaraballo

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-07-2013 23:54:19 | More by LuisCaraballo
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-07-2013 00:20:26 | More by Westuh
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Topher78

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-06-2013 20:50:36 | More by Topher78
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APBT91

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-05-2013 17:07:17 | More by APBT91
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KarateShow

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-05-2013 15:21:32 | More by KarateShow
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jopezu

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-04-2013 15:16:17 | More by jopezu
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-04-2013 06:16:04 | More by Gobzilla
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

06-03-2013 19:24:01 | More by mfl620ks
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Rihup

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-03-2013 02:24:52 | More by Rihup
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-02-2013 02:11:01 | More by gritz147
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RickS95

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle

Clear beers don't do much for me and this is no exception. It's fairly dark for a 'pale' ale, as it pours an orangey amber color. The problem is it's so clear you can still see right through it. The head isn't awful. It starts off pale ale-ish, but it doesn't retain very well.

The smell is non-descript. The Cascade hops try to make an appearance, but they're too subtle. You mostly get a variety of malts and a floral hop note.

The taste isn't really pale ale-ish, but it's really good. Lots of malts with a variety of different flavors melding together. There's a bit of spice and the caramel really comes through. There's honey in the background. However, I don't pick up much in the way of hops, even in the finish, which has little bitterness. Earthiness maybe, but no really hoppiness.

A good bit of feel. Sweet, spicy, only the faintest bitterness. Medium bodied. Kind of a sticky, spicy-sweet finish with some balancing bitter only deep in the swallow.

Overall, it's a pretty good beer. Probably misclassified as a pale ale, but whatever. Brown ale might be a better description. Once you get past the look and commonplace smell, it's an easy beer to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 03:45:56 | More by RickS95
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Vigilante

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-01-2013 03:26:45 | More by Vigilante
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Geno206

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-01-2013 00:52:43 | More by Geno206
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jakecattleco

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-31-2013 22:08:32 | More by jakecattleco
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

05-31-2013 03:28:56 | More by Minn_Joe
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-31-2013 00:14:36 | More by woodchip
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-30-2013 18:29:14 | More by KStark
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.91/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a hazy bronze color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes into sparse lacing within seconds. The aroma is of grapefruit, and pine. I feel like I've smelled this same aroma dozens of other times. The taste is similar to the aroma, and leans heavily toward the sweet side of things. In fact, I detect virtually no bitterness whatsoever. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lower than optimal carbonation, and a sticky texture. Overall, this is a pretty mundane pale ale that I will pass on next time.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 20:33:46 | More by KarlHungus
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RedWeizen83

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-27-2013 18:54:58 | More by RedWeizen83
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,656 ratings.