MrTapeworm99 (13) - Sonora, California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer for the price, and refreshing on a hot day. Bitter in a good way. Very drinkable and not too bad of a hangover.
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i like this beer, good taste, i got with a chick who was drinking this stuff, good job
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another beer that I drank a lot of when I lived in Seattle. It was brewed only by the Redhook brewery at the time, and seemed better than it is today. It has a rather unique taste, another one that I think that I could pull from a blind taste test. It was very good on tap. The ones I have had recently do not seem as good as the locally brewed ones I used to get in Seattle, my rating is a comination of the two.
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a nice pale orange color. Nothing too much to say about this brew. There are really no positives or detractors. Subtle citrus hints in the taste, but that’s about it. Good, but average ale.
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty bitter but smooth esb. good overall beer.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2004 has a refreshing bitterness. reminds me of a mandarin orange. light and colorful. This is a great beer for many occasions. nothing spectacular about it though. Rerate. 2003 draft. yuck, I really hate to admit it, but this is nothing worth drinking. Orange-like sweetness, dry and not very fresh at all. Out of balance, watery.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrus hop bitterness…Nice balance with the malt…Refreshing and tasteful…
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal golden body with a thick creamy (almost nitro looking) head. Not that sweet, actually starts out rather dry and finishes with a decent bitter snap.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, but not outstanding amber ale. There are comparable examples for less money and better examples for the same money. For that reason, I won’t buy this again.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This must have been my 6th or 7th beer of that night of tasting because my notes are getting more and more difficult to read! A golden amber color. Very well balanced, a damn fine left coast brew. I think the folks at Kona brewery had this beer in mind when they made Fire Rock Pale Ale.