Fire Rock Pale Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
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2,363 Ratings
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): 6.00%

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
Ratings:
2,363
Reviews:
677
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.71%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
525
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,363 |  Reviews: 677
Photo of snelson438
2.11/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

The beer is not that great.

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Photo of Sandlin73
2.2/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of agandt
2.24/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of chicagobeerriot
2.24/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a true deep gold with a rapidly disappearing downy head.

Doesn't offer your nose much. A bit of biscuity malt and some earthy hops, and that's it.

Not much life to the hops on the taste buds either. There's a bit of biscuity malt and some dry bitterness at the end, but otherwise this beer is just a refresher. Nothing more. Nothing less . No complexity at all. If you're at a resort and your other options are from BMC, it is worth taking refuge here. Otherwise, I wouldn't seek this out.

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Photo of rfdracing
2.24/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Not sure if the bottle I had was old, but I was not impressed.

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Photo of beerbtl
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of fermentedbarley
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of Onemic
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of Vic333
2.28/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A bit disappointing. Did not finish.

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Photo of bft1
2.33/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Kind of heavy, wooden malty taste. Sweetish. Weird overall. Not a fan of this style maybe, but this one is almost un drinkable. They should probably stick to the light tropical lager style....

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Photo of Offa
2.42/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This sums up much of what I don't like to see, and encounter all too often, in US pale ales: it's bland, one-dimensional, and relies too much on grapefuity hops, bitterness, and alcohol.

It's amber with a very thin, off-white tan head that vanishes quickly to leave a very thin ring.

The aroma is caramel and grain with citrus, mostly grapefruit.

The taste is faint caramelly malt with a lot of grapefruit pulp and a bitter finish. It is very alcoholic, which took me aback when I tasted it. It's otherwise characterless and has too little flavour, complexity, or body to carry the light bitterness or alcohol. The latter seems utterly unjustified in this instance.

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Photo of Junkforadam
2.44/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I like hoppy pale ales. This one was not hoppy and flavor was not more than average.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Kevincredible
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of kynap55
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of rkcrozier
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of JustinQ
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of bushwack
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Lukebell15
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of khargro2
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of LexShaw89
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of fishguyac
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of chris1919
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Akoakauai
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 2,363 ratings.
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