Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Fire Rock Pale Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Fire Rock Pale AleFire Rock Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.62/5
Good
2,398 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:
#37,055
Reviews:
689
Ratings:
2,398
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
539
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,398 |  Reviews: 689
Photo of brewnme
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyecko
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fitzy01
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheHopsman
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcflorian
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DreDay
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good! Lots of grain and caramel. A citrusy flavor comes along that actually surprisingly gives me the impression I would expect a Hawaiian beer to give.

 165 characters

Photo of RR58
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AleSan
2.84/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CaloricCactus0
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jibrahim414
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Decent looking beer if not a bit more amber than you'd expect. Jeez im not sure I get much on the nose. Slight hops(melon?) with a malt center. This is an APA? I'm calling the taste a malty type beer with a watery finish and ever so slight bitterness in the back. Not bad but not really what I'm expecting for an APA.

 318 characters

Photo of Momon
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crissxhou_96
4.46/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bammer21
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

**
09/14/12

AROMA: Light Hops and Barley.
LOOK: Light copper appearance, darker than I would expect for a "pale" ale.
TASTE: Light Hops and Barley, but also a faint coffee flavor, which gives a little character.
FEEL: Very light drinking, but with good flavor.

A very nice drinking beer.

**

 300 characters

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

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.67/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2,398 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.