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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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1,938 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,938
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 37
Gots: 229 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Sigmund
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 fl. oz. / 355 ml bottle, bought at the Great British Beer Festival 2008 for takeaway. ABV is 6.0%. Amber to orange colour, pours very fizzy with a moderate head. The aroma has a dominant malty sweetness, also notes of caramel, honey and moderate fruity hops. The flavour also has a dominant sweetneess (too sweet), then grapefruity hops make their presence known, leading to a distinct hoppy bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.

Photo of Morris729
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium amber color with a golden orange hue and a creamy off-white head. Nose is biscuity malt with a touch of buttery diacetyl blended with a strong aroma of fresh citrusy hops. The same biscuity malt that was present in the aroma comes across in the taste along with a bit of caramel. Peppery hops with notes of fresh grapefruit follow and leave a bitter aftertaste. A bit heavier on the malt than I was anticipating but certainly enjoyable nonetheless.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Goliath
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a thin off-white head. Poor retention and no real lace.

Aroma has a nice gentle hoppiness. A little malt caramely sweetness as well.

The taste is alright. A gentle hop bitterness with a slight caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice carbonation tingle.

Drinkability is moderate. Low alcohol and decent flavors make for easy consumption, but this beer becomes boring after a little while.

Photo of Kromes
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber/copper color with a small head. A touch cloudy. Smells fruity, malty, and slightly hoppy. Actually nice aromas coming off of this beer. Toasted malt and fruity flavors,very nice and smooth. Hop flavors are way in the background, earthy and citrusy. It was hard to taste the hops, but the bitterness does kick in on the finish to leave a nice sweet toasted malt,bitter flavor. Maybe could have used some more hop flavor, but that would make more like every other american pale ale and I actually like the flavor the way it the way it is. This is my 3rd beer from Kona (porter and lager) and I'm really impressed, they are all very well crafted....I could drink these all day.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A very clear amber, light light bubbles on the body with a head that dissapates before sipping. Head white maybe 1/10" (maybe).

Smell: Toasty hops and believe it or not light floral essence. Granted it is light.

Taste: This bitter feel with light floral taste and believe it or not grapefruit. .It is still sweet and wouldn't be surprised if a little orange played a role in the brewing of this fine ale.

Mouth: Medium smooth and easy to drink.

Overall: Not a bad brew, for you that wonder this is very close if not already an India Pale Ale, little bitter and definitely quite tasty. Hope you enjoy as much as I did, Salud!

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,938 ratings.