Fire Rock Pale Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
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2,364 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
Ratings:
2,364
Reviews:
678
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.71%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
524
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,364 |  Reviews: 678
Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is among the best american pale ales I've ever had. You can drink one after the other and you won't get tired of them, even if you're not a fan of pale ales.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Lucnifter
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of w11j7b
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smanson56
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear orange/amber body, jaundiced shallow coarse head that fades to a mere veneer, layers and dots of lace, streams of carbonation. Smell contains orange rind and tropical fruits, flowers, and minerals. The flavor is exclusively made of nearly every 'detail' APA flavor I don't enjoy- orange rind, biscuit malt, raw grain husk, chalk, and a bitter finish with no offsetting sweetness. Body is crisp, lively carbonation, slightly syrupy.
Some good hop stuff on the nose, but the flavor lost the cornucopia melange of fruit notes and brought in distasteful malt. The texture was also good, but overall a disappointing brew.

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Photo of AaronNQ
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Ko Olina Marriott. Not real pale, as others have mentioned however it's a solid offering and will go down just fine as I take in the scenery and awesome weather here in Hawaii.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pale ale isn’t all that pale. It’s a bold copper color with the typical Kona minimal head. The smell is malty with just a hint of citrus. The flavor is much bolder than the previous two reviews. It has a strong malt flavor that is well balanced by a surprisingly strong hop presence for a semi-mass produced pale ale with a heavier body than most. It has a nice roasted flavor with a very faint hint of possibly orange and a slightly bitter, slightly alcoholic hoppy finish. This is a really nice pale ale with a lot of character, not just for a mass produced pale ale, but for a pale ale in general.

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Photo of Miami66
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Amp
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skierson1
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chinakalva
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MykeJ
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chief99
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mitchmoore12
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: 4-0 - Pours a crystal clear light amber/dark gold color. Left an off white head that stuck around while I fiddled with the laptop camera.
Smell: 3.5 - Got a nice hop aroma with malty notes. Citrus and caramel/toffee.
Taste: 3.75 - Great hoppy citrus flavor and that malt backbone holding it together. Even though it's only 5.8% ABV I'm still able to get that warm alcohol feeling in the back of my mouth.
Feel: 3.75 - A medium bodied and moderate carbonation make this pale ale feel light and bubbly especially when served at fridge temp, as it warms up it's getting a little heavier and giving more malt feel to it.
Overall: 3.75 - Would buy again, was hoping for a lighter crisper taste and got some more malt backbone instead; it was still very enjoyable.

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Photo of aufie
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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