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RATINGS: 1231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2008
I really like this beer, although I think one of the the best things it has going for it is it’s appearance - what a beautiful coppery-red tone. Great hoppy malt flavor - bordering on rich (I’ll leave it at full). Hints of yeast popping through as it spreads on the palate. Finishes bittery-smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Amber color with a healthy head. Has a sweet floral aroma with a taste to match. Sweet with a mild bitterness. Beer is not bad, but I really like the bottle cap which apparently teaches you Hawaiian (moana = ocean), its a nice little touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Pretty sweet for a pale ale. Hops are defined but not really balancing the sweetness out. Drinkable, enjoyable, and not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Good beer. I haven’t been that impressed with Kona to this point but enjoyed this one. Comparable to other solid pale ales. Light brown color with a thin head. Slight hop aroma - pleasant and fragrant. Sweet malty body very pleasing to the palate. Drinkable and appropriately complex for this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PamelaCupcakes (2) - USA - JAN 8, 2008 does not count
This one knocked out Deschutes’ Mirror Pond as my favorite American pale ale. Bitter, but more balanced without the syrup-y aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2227) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2008
not a bad pale ale per se. decent malt profile a bit like caramel. decent hop profile along the grapefruit line. nice copper color indicitive of decent. refreshing, a touch velvety with adequate carbonation. a little extra fruit punch in the finish with a hint of bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
Excellent hop aroma and bitterness throughout. Malt profile held up fine. I’m thinking that this would be an IPA if it were brewed in BC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Had this on tap at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Luau - so I must admit the rating is a little biased by the good times. Strong caramel malt base, medium bodied. Really well hopped - almost IPA in essence. Grapefruit bite without the sting. Well built ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Poured amber with a small fluffy off white head. Aroma of hops. Good balance of hops and malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
On tap at San Diego Brewing Co. Pours with an orange-amber body topped by a thin, white head with a little bit of lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a slight toffee note and very little hops. There is a slight grainey note that is not really appetizing. Medium bodied and smooth.

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