Fire Rock Pale Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

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Fire Rock Pale AleFire Rock Pale Ale
2,432 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium amber-orange hue with a clear body and a light, lazy effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy ivory foam. Decent.

Smell: toasty malt aroma with hints of bread and biscuit. Hops are nicely present with a piney, earthy quality. Not bad, but I don't love the biscuity character so much.

Taste: flavor has a fair bit more caramel character that the aroma and overall is a lot more malt-forward; again, I'm not a huge fan of the biscuity malt here. Hop flavor is still present, but the experience is more of a malty-flavored beer with a big bitterness at the end. It seems to me a little bit more in the English style.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a good level of carbonation and a nice, satisfying creaminess. Probably my favorite thing about this beer.

Overall: a decent pale ale, but I probably wouldn't grab for this one again at the store. It just doesn't tickle my palate.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A medium amber with excellent clarity. The cream off-white head settles to a thin cap but never going away, leaving light lacing on the glass.

S: Moderate malt and hop aroma having biscuit and caramel malt aromas with a citrus American hop character. The nose has a slight fruit ester. It's not as has hop forward as I'd like but it smells great. No Diacetyl.

T: Again it's no where as hoppy as most current examples but it absolutely sublime with a moderate bitterness and citrus hop flavor supported by a moderately-low malt sweetness. The malt shows notes of biscuit and very light caramel. The balance is what makes this beer so good, it somewhat favors the hops bitterness but the malt gets to have it's chance to shine as well. There is a light malt sweetness mid-way through but it resolves into a dry finish with a light lingering bitterness and slight malt taste.

M: medium bodied with a moderately-high level of carbonation, there is a pleasing moderate creaminess. No astringency.

O: A slightly hoppy fairly balanced beer that I could enjoy with a steak or a creamy comfort food meal or all on it's own, pint after delicious pint.

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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two-finger head and nice rusty amber copper clean look with good bubbly action
Bready yeasty normality.
Nice bready bite with caramel. 
Malt dominates and hop presence is buried but carbonation is nice. Crisp for what's there... this is a brew I would try again, but because the hops played second fiddle, I wouldnt go out of my way to do so.

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Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2,432 ratings