Fire Rock Pale Ale
Kona Brewing Co.

Fire Rock Pale AleFire Rock Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,421
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #41,925
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 12.64%
Reviews:
704
Ratings:
2,472
From:
Kona Brewing Co.
 
Hawaii, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  67
Gots
  572
SCORE
82
Good
Fire Rock Pale AleFire Rock Pale Ale
Notes: 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
Reviews: 704 | Ratings: 2,472 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Retroman40:
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Retroman40 from Florida

3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber color with a long lasting foamy head and significant lacing. Smell and taste are both light citrusy hops with a biscuit like malt background. While the taste leans a bit towards sweetness, the finish is very clean and perhaps slightly dry. The hops are perfectly balanced with the malt and give a very smooth mouthfeel with excellent carbonation. Overall this is a very solid beer. The moderate hopping and ABV as well as the smooth flavor make this an excellent beer to introduce your BMC drinking associates to something perhaps a little (OK, a lot) better. Bought a 1/6 keg for the house and can see keeping it in stock is going to be a problem!

Sep 15, 2017
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marburg from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A little cloudy, hazy... Definitely a flame-colored orange color. Thin white head. Pretty standard pale ale stuff. Great hoppy aroma with a sweet but roasted malt underneath. Very well-balanced flavor -- nothing too original but just a great, drinkable flavor and texture. Solid malt base with light citrus (borderline grapefruity) and decent herbal hops. Nice, clean brew. Hit the damn spot tonight. And hey, it was a present from good friends who just returned from their honeymoon in Hawaii. So it had a solid dose of love and affection to boot. Can't go wrong.

Jul 31, 2003
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NickMunford from Wyoming

3/5  rDev -17.6%

Jan 22, 2012
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yesyouam from New York

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale is a cloudly light amber ale topped with a dense, marbled, bubbly off white foam. The aroma is of pine and citrus. It has a smooth, soft, medium body that leaves the mouth dusty. It has a very mellow flavor that's wooden, piny and a touch fruity. It's a nice, solid pale ale.

Feb 25, 2011
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MemphisKev from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Nov 16, 2011
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

May 05, 2014
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josephwa from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Jun 26, 2013
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edificio5 from New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 25, 2015
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p-wagz from Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

Nov 26, 2013
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Aug 14, 2014
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

**
09/14/12

AROMA: Light Hops and Barley.
LOOK: Light copper appearance, darker than I would expect for a "pale" ale.
TASTE: Light Hops and Barley, but also a faint coffee flavor, which gives a little character.
FEEL: Very light drinking, but with good flavor.

A very nice drinking beer.

**

Dec 19, 2016
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kbub6f from New York

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head is small, pale tan, dense foam. It leaves a sticky ring of lacing all around the glass. Color is very clear, pale, amber-gold. Quite nice. Aroma of sugar, roasted grain, burnt caramel. Sweet caramely front leads to fizzy, fullish, sweet caramel middle. Nutty, fruity finish with bitter citrus and a surprising alcohol kick. Not bad at all. Quite sweet and fruity with a bitter, nutty, alcohol finish.

Jul 24, 2004
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microbrewlover from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Aug 18, 2013
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into glass

Pours dark golden color, white head. Mild earthy hop aroma. Well balanced flavor. Thinner bodied. drinkable, but nothing special.

Apr 29, 2016
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bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

May 10, 2013
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RedneckBeerz from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

May 03, 2013
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kemkempalace from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Sep 30, 2013
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marmstrong1212 from Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

May 06, 2014
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Hearneator from Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 09, 2015
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Dauber

3/5  rDev -17.6%

Oct 25, 2014
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SamuelMiller from Montana

3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Feb 24, 2018
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rebel1771 from Florida

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a head that disappears quickly.

S: Aroma of sweet toffee along with a strong punch of pine needles.

T: Slight flavor of sweet malts in the beginning quickly overpowered by the hops, finishes dry.

D: Not bad, not quite mellow enough for a session beer but tasty enough to have a couple.

Dec 01, 2009
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beerN3RD from Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a nice amber color with nice head. Head was average thickness, slowly faded away. Smell was kind of fruity . Taste a little like a spiced apple juice. I really enjoyed it. Mouthfeel was creamy, but also had a bite. Nice well rounded beer. Drinkability was enough for me to drink again.

Jan 02, 2008
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cmq103 from New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -15.4%

Oct 27, 2014
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user785335 from Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Sep 10, 2013
Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
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