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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from the Kona Brewing variety pack - served in an Imperial nonic glass

A: Dark caramel color nearing a copper-amber really with some light hazing towards the center. Otherwise near perfect clarity. Thin half finger of light retaining khaki suds float on top leaving behind some light etch work and dots of lace.

S: Toasted biscuit and caramel malts with some understated earthy hops. There are faint stone fruit like esters coming through as well. Real bready aroma overall.

T: Tastes of caramel malts, toasted bread, and biscuit. Some nice stone fruit juiciness and light earthiness there with a moderate amount of bitterness. Has a flowery finish with a suggestion of citrus fruits. Alcohol is completely hidden and there is a pleasant balance to the beer overall but this is definitely a malty Pale.

M: Moderate to lighter body with a nice frothy smooth feel from the ample carbonation. There is a nice drying effort in the finish with some residual hop oils and malt sugars lingering on the palate.

D: Perfectly average pale ale that boasts a malty profile with some complementary bitters. Has some nice balance in flavors actually just offers very little to get excited about.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of matjack85
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought this as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL, making them $1.67 each. 12oz brown bottle with a brewed on date of Jan 13 of 2013, making this bottle about 3 months old.

The beer poured a deep copper color with a 2-finger off-white head that lasted a few minutes and left lots of spotty lacing on the glass.

There's not much smell to this - just some very weak malt.

Lots of caramely sweetness along with other toasted malts to give this a big malt forward profile. Some juicy fruitiness adds to the complexity, and there's just the perfect amount of hops to keep it balanced and to give it a gentle bitterness. It's delicious.

Light to medium bodied, crisp, and with medium high carbonation.

This is by far the best beer from this brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear deep orange body with a thin white film and a gentle carbonation

S- The pine and pith hints give way to a pale malt note when it opens a bit but the aroma is pretty clean over all.

T- The fizzy covers much of the taste except a pungent bitter hop after taste. There is a field corn note that comes through as the beer opens and the fizz dies down.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a full scrubbing fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The fizz and hop bitterness is about all there is making it not very sessionable and a bit one-dimensional. The hops are mostly bitterness and no any flavor or aroma to them.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of sam_bliss
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very red for a pale ale. Light copper colored with an impressive white head. Long retention and good-looking lacing as the foam ever-so-slowly subsides. It smells a bit malty, and pretty weak. Perhaps I've poured it too cold, but I can hardly make out any real scent. Taste is upper malty for an APA; some roasted malts mix in to the caramel and pale malt foundation. Raisins, dark brown sugar, and some grassy hops make this worth drinking. There is a little bit of hay flavor as well.

Fir Rock Pale Ale is more of an amber if you ask me. But I won't judge based on that; it's a good beer. It is interesting and something different - "Hawaiian-Style" I suppose. I can appreciate a beer that breaks from the norms and even the definition of such a broad style. Notes that bring to mind sweet oatmeal with raisins are balanced out by just the right amount of hops. This is far less bitter, or refreshing, than your typical SNPA model.

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