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RATINGS: 1474   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2009
A golden-brown beer with no head. Aroma was crispy hops & sweet. Taste was sweet malt with not much hops to back it up. Uninspiring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phobos1031 (87) - Paradise, Nevada, USA - JUL 14, 2009
12oz. bottle. pours amber with a frothy big head...that goes away quickly. nothing special by any stretch of the imagination, but more drinkable then i thought it would be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
I bought this beer just to acquire another state (Hawaii) and really didn’t care if was good or not. However, it was a right choice. The head was frothy as opposed to foamy, tan, and two fingers deep. Falling away to just a thin layer, underneath was an orange/brown body giving off an aroma equally divided beltween hops and malt. Taste was mainly the malt with undernotes of hop. Mouthfeel was decent and the finish belied more malt sweetness on top of the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Poured a deep amber color with a small head that stayed throughout. Light grassy aroma with good flavors of toffee and hops. Not anything special, but this is definitely a solid APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2009
This amber pour was very crisp and refreshing for a warm summer day. Good balance in the flavor throughout. I am glad they distribute this on the east coast now!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2009
On tap at The Yard House in SD. Pours a dark amber with an ecru-colored head. This has a really atractive citrus/evergreen/spruce like aroma. Nice grapefruit rind flavor that is mild, not palate crunching. I like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5642) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Location:I remember getting this on tap at a bar in NYC one time, and I know I’ve had it others, this rating is from 9/08

Overall Impression: Half decent pale ale, drinkable but not spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NachlamSie (3251) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2009
6 pack bottled on May 29, 2009. I was expecting a little more from this given the surprising drinkability of their lager. The aroma is leafy and grassy with very low bitterness. This could use more hops and still be in the realm of light, tasteful APA’s. The flavor has more emphasis on the malt again, with generic sweetness. The finish is slightly sour and bitterness comes across as tame citrus and a spiced note that reminds me of watered down 420 ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
I’m wondering if this was a mis-pour at the IPA festival at Lucky Baldwins. Sure did strike me as a Belgian beer - sweet caramel with very little hop presence at all. Floaty yeasty thingies hanging around in the bottom of the glass. I’m going to have to try this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle. Hazy amber. minimal head. Nice soft woody hop nose. Woody light hop flavour with a dry hoppy finish.

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