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Fire Rock Pale Ale is a 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Orange color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and floral. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are fruity and mild. Hops are grapefruity. Mild flavored pale ale. Refreshing and drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2003
ON TAP at various outlets in Hawaii--discovered this one on a recent trip to the 50th state and was mightily impressed. Pours a medium copper color with a nice, long-lasting head. Palate is almost creamy. This is a "full-bodied" beer with plenty of depth. Well-defined maltiness at first, followed up quickly by a full foray of hops. I also sampled bottled versions of this beer and they did not quite live up to the expectations set by the beer out of the tapper. The bottled version doesn't have quite the depth of flavor and also seems more artificially carbonated. However, it's still a very nice brew that I'd buy if it became available at our local beer outlets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - MAR 29, 2003
(24Mar2003--draft at brewery) Wins the "most timid without any major faults" award of the Kona brews IMO. 5.7% ABV, 35 IBU. Pours light copper. Hoppy aroma. Moderately sour (citric), moderately bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2819) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2003
Amber-red colour with good hop notes in the aroma and flavour. Crisp mouthfeel, very refreshing and thirst-quenching without being watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Definitely a nice fresh crisp pale ale. Probably would like to try it out of the tap. The more I drank it though the less I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Nice hops aroma...sweet, bitter, malty, citrusy. The flavor was very full...malty sweet with a hops kick. Pretty orange color with a thick white head. The feel is thick (suprising) and creamy. From the feel, it's almost like a stout. Of course it tastes nothing like a stout, but this is a great APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2003
This was deiniitely the best beer that I tasted while in Hawaii. It actually had some decent hop flavour and bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Reddish gold with crisp white head. Taste of floral hops and sweet malt. Overall, an ok local brew, drunk in Hawaii.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
hazy amber, sharp mouthfeel, nothing special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2003
Tap at festival:Light floral nose.Medium bodied with a decent hop finish

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