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RATINGS: 1490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - APR 17, 2008
draft at bahama breeze, florida. Enjoyed many of these in Hawaii as well. Nicely bittered, nice zesty pnw hops. Nothing overly special, but one to try and enjoy for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
On tap at the Porch Swing. Has a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is floral and very hoppy. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is citrus and sweet malt. A decent pale ale from Kona.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, copper body capped by a small, white head. Smell: Aroma of pale malts and fragrant citrus. Keepin’ it simple at Kona. I like that. Taste: Standard pale maltiness with a mild sweetness. Citrusy hops with a medium, balancing bitterness. Lingering bitterness to the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A good, albeit basic pale ale. I’m sure it’d be 100% better to be enjoying this beer in its home state.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 By far the best beer I sampled during my trip to Maui. A nice tasting Pale Ale from Kona Brewing that has more hops than several IPA’s I’ve tried. Copper colored, medium head with a nice but not amazing amount of lacing. Very nice full hoppy flavor with a sweet (not too sweet) citrus tasted in the background. It’s not going to blow you away but it’s just damn good and easy to drink. And again, a generous amount of hops for a Pale Ale. Extremely enjoyable, I had this several times within the past week.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2008
A fine american pale ale. Pours nicely coppery, with small white head. the nose is floral hops and yet still surprisingly sweet. Hops rule the flavor and is lack of density separate the from an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintocb (652) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2008
Pretty good apa. Coppery colored with lots of effervesence. Kind of a sweet aroma. The flavor is hop forward. Maybe a tiny bit thin, but it is an APA, not an IPA, although it could almost cross over.....3.2 is probably a bit low.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2008
Single bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL. Pours a nice copper color with a small head. Nice malt aroma with a touch of hops. Taste is hoppy, a bit of floral notes. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
dark amber with a thin off white head. mostly malt on the nose with a smooth malt flavor and a good thickness. i could see this being a daily drinker on hot days.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with almost no head. My label is different than the example shown, so I may have an older bottle (mine is a green mountain, yellow sky, palm trees and the ocean with ocean liner). Nose is mainly malt with a touch of citrus hops. Palate has a malty bread-like taste with a slight bitter hop bitter aftertaste. I hope for this beer’s sake that I have an older bottle, as it’s not a good representative of the style if it’s a fresh one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
Tap at Flying Saucer with Zinister and Malt-O-Meal. Pours a rich amber with a nice head and lacing. Aroma is sweet grapefruit and mild orange. Flavor is mild malted grapefruit, strawberry, and peach. Easy-to-take mouthfeel. Nice, refreshing, and approachable; worth another try.

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