Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thick white head. Malty aroma with a hint of cotton candy. Sweet malty flavor, not much hoppiness. Clean flavors, nice beer.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. average frothy head into clear semi-sparkling brown body with impressive lacing present. aromas of moderate molasses and moderate grapefruit. dry texture. best of the three that I tried but a good bit.
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i had rolling rock last night and this is really a world away - copper with very dry hops and a smooth finish... the way a PA should be
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was pretty good. It pours a coppery color (reminscent of an IPA) and was a nice piney/ citrusy aroma. It was a bit thicker in the mouthfeel than a normal pale and very malty with a bit of an unbalanced hop finish. Respectable; would get again.
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle a copper with medium sized white head. Aroma of floral, citrusy hops. Flavor has a big floral hop burst at the get go with a good full malt mouthfeel and a bit of a bisquity, hay ending. Overall a good beer that I’d drink again and went well with fish.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For an American Pale, this was a little different. The aroma and appearance were typical for a pale ale, but the mouthfeel and flavor were a little bit atypical. The Fire Rock seemed a little heavier than most plae ales. There was a normal spicy hop presence and a higher than normal taste of the caramel malts.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, from Keils Grocery in San Diego. Pours clear orangey-amber with a smallish white head that leaves spots of lace. Aroma of grainy malts, a bit of caramel and toast, grass and floral hops. Nice pale ale flavor, biscuity, with a hint of fruit, sweetish herbs, more florals and some alfalfa. Medium body and gentle carbonation.
HonkeyBra (3707) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at an Oakland Athletics game. Copper color, Sweet aroma, kind of bitter slightly fruity taste. Got gross as it warmed. I’m not saying this is a beer that sucks, but it’s almost a beer that sucks,
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark amber with a minimal head. Served far, far too cold by the horrible establishment I drank it in. Even so, aroma was still demonstrably bitter and slightly sweet without being very fruity or citrus-y. Taste was definitely bitter, but not in a really fun or unique way. Mouthfeel was fine. I thought that this was OK and far better than the alternatives presented to me. In the same circumstances (limited selection) I’d no doubt have it again, but with a wider selection, no way.
I had this at "Cheeseburger - Las Vegas," which is definitely not Cheeseburger paradise. Beer list was all Anheuser-Busch distributed beers, which includes the Kona beers. Beer was OK, service was OK, food was lousy and overpriced, with some severely unpleasant and detrimental effects later.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
See thru copper hue. Small head that actually laces when tilted and a slow amount of carbonation that can be seen through the translucent beer. Wheat aroma with butterscotch followed by a grassy hop smell. A nutty malt flavor akin to fine english ales. A dry finish due to a skillful hopping. Well balanced palate that is quenching yet displays some substance on your tongue and throat. Amazing how water and ingredients from the Hawaii Isles emulates the British Isles.