Fire Rock Pale Ale | Kona Brewing Co.

Fire Rock Pale AleFire Rock Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.62/5
2,391 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:
#36,309
Reviews:
687
Ratings:
2,391
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
535
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,391 |  Reviews: 687
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of nealbert
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of dmk91
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of CreedeSon
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of mgroothuis
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Bartos
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of cb8282
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of SunnysideLilStore
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of ddanforth12
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention. Lacing is very good. Has more of a malty aroma. Some citrus. Very mild piney resin. More earthy. More of a malty, earthy taste. Slight citrus. Some good bitterness. Very floral. More like an amber ale than a pale ale to me. Is medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

 366 characters

Photo of Tommy_Niemeyer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of I3eck
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle -> Craft Beer Glass

A: Crystal clear, bright copper color, 1/2" creamy light tan head, spotty stumpy lacing with a slight ring as the beer recedes.
S: Caramel malt, white chocolate, subtle hops, yeast/dough.
T: Nice toasty malts, smooth caramel, floral, nice low-key hoppy finish, citrus accents, nice minerally crispness.
M: Very crisp and refreshing brew, great CO2, medium to light bodied.
O: I enjoyed the minerally characteristic of this brew. It comes off as a peppery/flintiness that just makes that beers finish fantastic. Great drinkability.

 564 characters

Photo of DaveRinn
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kemoarps
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appears clear, the colour of apple juice. Small head, fades to just a swirl on the top. Decent lacing.

The nose gives a honey crispyness, bready malts and some fruity hops.

There's some hops bringing a scrape to the tongue: primarily citrus, but this is much more of that bready malts. I like my APAs to be a little more crisp and hop-forward, and less malty liquid bread. I realize that may just be me, but this one is primarily those bready malts which do not particularly appeal to me. Good carbonation level, and smoothe enough. There's a honey sweetness that gives it a creamy/smoothe note on the finish.

Not a bad beer, just not the approach to the style that I prefer.

 679 characters

Photo of newbrewer_zb
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KRuscher81
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of gwilikers6
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of aengleman
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2,391 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.