Fire Rock Pale Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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82
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2,384 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:
2,384
Reviews:
684
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.71%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
531
For Trade:
2
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Photo of luke12345
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Tiki's Grill & Bar in Waikiki. This is the life.

Orange body with an inch of frothy, tan head. Aromas of earthy pine and pale malts. Simple, drinkable, good pairing with spicy food. Ok.

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Photo of SoccerSeuss
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a variety pack 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Amber color with smooth white head. Clear with nice carbonation.

Roasted malt with a hint of floral in the aroma.

Roasted toffe, sweet on the front with a hint of tang or bitterness on the back. Leaves a sweet aftertaste.

A nice pale ale. I've been impressed with this variety pack thus far, especially given I'm on vacation and though 'from Hawaii and I'm on the beach why not'

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Photo of Glowingz
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fisherbray
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Nace4
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satorn
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Urk1127
4.49/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richbossert
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbrandt22
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanls4
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a pale light orange and leaves a half inch white foamy head in my nonic. Minimal light lacing is left and some carbonation is seen rising. The smell is centered around the malts, some light corn, hops are subdued. The taste is sweet around the malts. The palate is light with some light harshness on the tongue. It leaves a sweet aftertaste and a dry finish. Overall, this is just another standard pale ale.

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Photo of Roamer
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sitting out back barbecuing as the Memorial day weekend come to a close. This beer is smooth with a little hop bite. Very drinkable in this got Florida spring.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Bleh. Memorial Day random beer. Reached into a cooler and pulled this out. It's lower in flavor. Light, crisp and easy drinking. I'd say a step up over macro and would probably be pretty refreshing in the Hawaiian heat.

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Photo of bnes09
2.99/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bright orange color. Mostly clear. Slight head and no lacing. Earthy, grainy, malty, woody aroma with minimal pine hops. Hops are slightly more assertive on the tongue but the earthy notes are prominent. Medium body and gritty texture. Far from my favorite pale ale but has a few redeeming qualities.

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Photo of kagee
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer is refreshing and not the most expensive craft brew out there by far. I have found it hard to come by except in the 12-pack seasonal sampler boxes. I would say with the lacing and the long-lasting head of the pour, it shows there can be some substance with this brew, even though there is somewhat a watery finish. It is very floral in the instant of a sip but in a small gulp there is the carbonation which is going to bring out the hops bitterness. This is a balanced brew with very good hop signature.

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Photo of clemtig76
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Packageguy
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Hawaii!!
No. Not really. Well, maybe if you're in Hawaii. But, I'm in New England, so that means it (probably) came from Redhook, Portsmouth, NH...which is fine, I guess.
From a mix pack bottle, into a flare, on a 90℉ day, at the pool, in the middle of May.
This beer is perfect for a hot, lazy, Summer's day, whether you're at the pool, or the lake, or the ocean. As a matter of fact, Fire Rock is the best of the variety.
Although I prefer to drink from a glass, this is the kind of beer that could easily be enjoyed straight from the bottle. And, it stands on it's own, just fine, but also compliments any meal that could be cooked on the grill. And, we liked being able to switch gears throughout the day, between the four offerings in the box, all of which worked well, together.

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Photo of monkist
4.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
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