Fire Rock Pale Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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Fire Rock Pale AleFire Rock Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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

Added by xlperro on 08-30-2002

BEER STATS
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#33,944
Reviews:
697
Ratings:
2,447
pDev:
12.71%
 
 
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4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Sammy's in the Kahului airport. Pours an amber gold color with khaki head. Smells and tastes more malty than SN or any other comparable pale ales. Still hit the spot B4 boarding my plane.

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3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Deep amber color with a thick one finger beige head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of caramels, malt juice and mild mint.
Flavor with notes of caramels, apples, some mixed citrusy, grassy and floral hops, earth, a bit of toasted malts and toffee. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness. It feels less than its 35 IBUs.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Standard malty APA with a mellow bitterness that was easily tamed by its predominant caramel notes. Very easy to drink.

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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
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3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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From the side of the label: "22:47 01 APR2418"

Appearance: The beer has a bronze colored body with hints of golden orange as light passes through it. It has good clarity and a large creamy textured eggshell white head. Perfect head retention and loads of lacing.

Aroma: There is a faint dusty room smell and what smells like old flowers. It isn't an appealing aroma at all.

Taste: Up front there is this sweet tasting caramel flavor mixed evenly with a flowery tasting It has a bit of a hay-grass taste towards the end and just a bit of mint in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium and it has a smooth texture. It is an odd feeling texture for a Pale Ale but combined with the sweet tasting caramel it really accentuates the malt in this beer. It finishes with a very mild bitterness.

Overall: The beer doesn't do a lot to accentuate hop flavors. This Pale Ale would best be described as a parity for an East Coast IPA. There is some hop flavor but it is very mellow and it takes on this flowery and grassy character. This character is actually quite nice because it is reminiscent of a baseball field, as odd as that might sound. It is a good beer if you know what to expect. I could see myself drinking it from time to time.

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

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

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3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours nice and smooth with a creamy head. Light hoppy smell mixed with dessert essences. Complex taste that vanishes quickly, leaving you with only a hop flavor. At 6.00% ABV, it's quite nice for an outdoor daytime party.

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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2,447 ratings