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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Medium gold with white head. Nice aromatic hops aroma. Medium body. Citrusy hops flavor with nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Light amber hue with small head and some lace. Aroma hinted of roasted malt, buttered toast, aromatic and citrus hops, pears, and honey. Buttery and sweet taste followed by a sharp bitterness. A bit acadic and dry on finish. Thin to medium-bodied, has a lively mouthfeel. Go to California, taste an Hawaiian beer, go figure. This beer is not to bad, drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pyramidd (6) - los angeles, USA - AUG 25, 2003 does not count
At first, I thought this beer was very refreshing, but the second one I had was really too bitter. I bought the beer on Kauai, so I can't blame the transport. I'm undecided; need another sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Very nice fruity ale with a flowing bitter mix that makes this a very refreshing beer. Golden color with a slightly cloudy look, but nicely carbonated. Excellent with mahi mahi!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Amber-orange with a decent head. Yeasty earthiness. Caramel-like sweetness. Grapefruity fruitiness contributes a slight tart/sourness. Lightly burnt caramel malts add some sharpness. Hops add flowery/bitter notes. A flavorful and drinkable Pale Ale, but it doesn't have a ton of depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - 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 (2857) - 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.

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