Fire Rock Pale Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

Fire Rock Pale AleFire Rock Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.62/5
2,390 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
Ranking:
#36,178
Reviews:
687
Ratings:
2,390
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
535
Trade:
2
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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date September 21, 2013 printed on the label. A new beer to me from Kona Brewing Co., a brewery I'm not too familiar with, but a style I enjoy. My bottle lists a 6.00% abv, rather than the 5.90% abv listed on BeerAdvocate. Expectations are decent enough.

Poured into a Miller High Life pint glass.

A - Pours a bright citrusy orange colored body with a slight haze. Just over a finger of fluffy off-white head sits for a while. Looks decent for what it is.

S - Smell is light and subdued. Honeyed graham cracker malts, grains, faint citrus lemon zest, and some dirty earthy hoppiness.

T - Taste follows in suit of the nose: dry grain, corn, honey, graham cracker, faint citrus, lightly floral, dirty herbal hop bitterness, and some bready pilsner malt. Not my favorite flavor combination, but it's okay.

M - Feel finishes bready, grainy, and dry. Fairly clean, with not a lot of bitterness left behind.

Overall, I'd say it is a fairly mediocre brew from Kona Brewing Co. It was nice to try, but I will definitely not be wanting this one again.

Kona Brewing Fire Rock Pale Ale ---3.5/5

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Photo of jonaspb
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Bottle into pint glass. Nice copper color, very minimal head but leaves good lace. Offers a decent hop flavor. Not much for aroma going on. I thought the mouthfeel was a little better than okay. I'd say overall it is a little better than average. I probably won't go out of my way for it but if someone is offering or the variety 12-pack is on sale next summer, I may pick it up. My wife likes the Wailea that comes in the pack.

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Photo of brandonld23
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Rosethoj
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of 57md
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is light copper in color with a finger of head that enjoyed some good retention. There is a mellow hop nose to this slightly fizzy offering. The flavor profile is mildly malty and sweet with a nice hoppy finish.

Not sure what makes this "Hawaiian-style" but it is a great APA.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of a0lbudman
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-clear copper color with a large white head that lased the glass nicely
S-hoppy smell with a pear smell also
T-good hop flavor then the malts take over leaving you with a light hops and grapefruit aftertaste
M-medium body and carbonation
O-good hop taste that made this beer very good

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of tmm313
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Transparent dark amber. 1 finger creamy head. Quickly dissipating. Nice lacing.

Smell: On the light side. Sweet malts, caramel and orangey citrus.

Taste: Malt forward followed by a nice citrusy hop bitterness. Sweet citrus is present throughout. Finish reminds me of burnt bread and lingering citrus with slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation. Slightly oil finish with lightly lingering citrus sweetness and hop bitterness.

Overall: This is pretty good. I wouldn't see anything wrong with picking up a six pack of these from time to time. Nicely balanced and flavorful. Its almost like a light IPA, especially as it warms; the orangey hop flavors become much more pronounced. I'm sure I'll have this again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2,390 ratings
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