Fire Rock Pale Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

2,364 Ratings
Fire Rock Pale AleFire Rock Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

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

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - nice amber color that one would expect. Loses points because the head doesn't last. Decent lacing on the glass though!

Smell - a little bit of hops and some floral smells, but not much.

Taste - an ok pale ale. A like more bold hops in my pale ales of any variety. This would be a very nice session pale ale though because the hippiness certainly is not overpowering.

Mouthfeel - good

Overall - an ok pale ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Opening a bottle of Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale. The date on the bottle says NOV 27 2012, which means it was bottled almost 4 months ago. Hoping that the hop aromas have not taken too big a hit from that fact.

Appearance: A beautiful clear, dark copper color with a clear white, coarse head which is gone in 2 minutes. Color reminds me of scotch.

Aroma: Not too hoppy on the aroma. Rather on the malty side, which I accredit to the 4 months in the bottle. Especially, caramel malt is prominent. Just when poured, has grassy and floral notes.

Taste: Subtle sweet maltiness with the bitter aftertaste of an IPA.

Mouthfeel: This is the best part of this IPA. Very round and drinkable. I am having this in a cold Danish march with a foot of snow outside. However, I believe that this IPA will truly prove its worth on a warmer summer day.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Light crackery malt nose with a touch of earthy and slightly woody hop character. Clean fermentation notes.

Appearance: Deep amber pour with a thick and sudsy off-white head.

Flavor: A touch of bready sweetness up front followed by more earthy and slightly citric hop character. Minerally water profile which adds to the depth and character of the flavor. Balance is nearly even with a slight nod to the hop character. Finish is long and slightly bitter. Aftertaste is clean leaving the palette wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Just a touch of creaminess and even a little resiny/oily. No alcohol heat.

Overall impression: An immensely drinkable, complex, and refreshing pale ale. Seems a bit heavier handed on the malt than what I'm used to but really enjoyable. Nicely done.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 2,364 ratings.
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