muzzlehatch (4824) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Valli Produce on State Street, Rockford IL, sampled a few minutes our of the fridge in a pint glass. This was in the .99 bin and I was afraid I got an old lemon when there wasn’t a hint of "pop" as I flipped the cap off, but it pours with a sizeable head, loads of thick lacing which lasts and lasts, atop a dark amber, almost copper clear body. Surprisingly this is the first Hawaiian beer I’ve had, or at least first rated; could have sworn I’d had a couple of other Kona products over the past few years in my non-rating period. And I’ve never been to Hawaii and never really thought about it until fairly recently; my brother took his first trip with the woman who became his wife there about 6 years ago and while they fought a lot there and it looked like it was not going to end well, they’re still together, with two little girls now. So maybe Hawaii was a positive influence on them after all, they sure talk about it a lot. More digression...anyway this has a light, mostly grassy aroma, dry and pleasing, hints of citrus and wet bark, not really distinctive enough....very full on the tongue, with a cherry-like sweet-sour character, not really a flavor of that fruit but just the balance of taste characteristics reminds me of it...it does feel just a touch flat, so maybe the bottle was a bit old after all, and a tiny bit sticky as it moves to a moderately dry, lightly spicy, lightly hoppy finish. Overall perfectly fine, nothing to remember, unlike my memories of another’s memories of the islands...
conquerex (11) - - JUL 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
처음 마실 때 들어오는 꿀향이 인상적이다. 몰티함 때문에 묵직함도 느낄 수 있다.
MrBeerFanatic (1018) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light amber boozy head. Aromas slight skunk, grass, herb, straw, slight citrus. Flavors light citrus, light grass. light toffee, slight caramel. Lightly sweet, medium bitter. Basic.
JFGrind (2004) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like an old Curmudgeon, Fire Rock has a wall of bitterness with a buttery undertone. Basic Pale Ale offering from Kona.
facc (5) - - JUL 13, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
astonishing! really enjoyed it... nice head, golden/copper colour, tropical fruit aroma; taste of biscuit, honey, caramel; also scents of roasted malt.... very nice!
vinivini (1320) - BELARUS - JUL 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear light amber. Moderate white frothy head. Stays as a thick lace sticking on glassware. Fruity small of nectar, melon, traces of tropical fruit. Light to medium body. Oily. The flavour starts malty with feel of nectar. Later a bit hollow in the middle. The ending strikes with remarkable piny & citric bitterness wich lingers on through aftertaste. Not that fresh anymore. Pleasant nevertheless.
TheAleMale (33) - Worcester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Cheltenham.
They must have forgotten the hops in my bottle. Disappointing. Expected more after trying the Big Wave, which was fantastic. Maybe mine was duff?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kajser27 (1402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, deep golden colored, medium- white head, good lasting. Aroma is of malt, caramel, some orange candy and tropical fruits. Taste is medium sweet malt, caramel, orange and tropical fruit, citrus and some floral hops, some hardcandy notes, medium to light bitterness, bittersweet finish. Medium- bodied, soft carbonation, oily.
(bottle, Bierboutique Graz)
thellgren (824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ L&L Hawaiian Barbeque, Shibuya, Tokyo. Amber appearance. Taste is malty and bitter from hops. Quite bitter APA. Well, this is supposed to taste like lava.
Hartoloni (205) - - JUL 2, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with medium white head, moderate lacing. Aroma hoppy and malty slight gooseberry.Bitter to taste malty hops hint of caramel. Nithing special