erling1000 (719) - - MAR 16, 2016
An orange, unfiltered American Pale Ale with low, light head. Aroma is very hoppy, fresh fruity, light prune, malty, light caramel. Taste is bitter sweet. Pearly.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Skallish (15) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2017
A pale ale brewed with roasted malts, what a good concept. Folks, I’m not at all sure how this got such an average to all right rating on RB, because this is one unique and refreshing pale ale! Pours a beautiful gold-copper color with a loud healthy off white head that makes a lot of fizz noises. A constant flow of tiny bubbles rise from the bottom of my glass even as the head fades leaving traces of lacing on the glass. Has a fantastic bouquet of hop and malt. Outstanding, refreshing taste of a hoppy pale ale slathered in malt with just enough bitterness. Very good! Overall, Fire Rock is an outstanding beer that goes down easy! I’d say its one of Kona Brewing’s best brews. Outstanding work Kona! Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2002
Pours with little head, but maintains an invitingly beautiful copper color. The initial aroma hints of its citrusy hoppiness. Although pretty it has a light texture, the taste is wonderfully tart. Excellent. muffy (19) - Longwood, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Nice amber orange pour that is clear and still. There is a thick puffy head on a warm pour but that entirely disloved after 3 minutes. Aroma is bready with a sweet smokey caramel undertone.
Smooth medium body with a nice full mouth feel but lacking the heavy sticky feeling. The aftertaste is just as smooth but becomes more astrengient as the is retained. This combines to a both modest sweet and bitter combination. Combined with the smokey aroma makes a deliciously unique combination.
Overall a great go-to beer. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2006
Color is deep copper. Yields a shallow slikened froth. Aroma is malty with a hint of fresh biscuits. Medium to full nectar weight. Just rolls of the tongue. Good caramel and fruit flavors with a slight hoppy character. No citrus at all. Very mellow. Well ballanced. Highly recommended.
raymow (1650) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Very good!!! A perfect balance of malt and hops (aren’t APA’s great?). Also has a nice deep, dark amber/coppery color. Highly recommended! mekjubaksa (17) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Refreshing light golden brown ale. Not sure why people call it boring as we found it to have a malty character that neither distracts nor is overbearing. Much better cold than room-temp. Another very good summer time evening beer. Whalernation81 (8) - Bristol, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
Kona is by far my favorite brewing company and fire rock is my most recommended beer so far. jamaty (2141) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Ambar oscura, no mucha espuma, pero permanente. Rico aroma, muy herbal, floral. En boca una delicia de textura, cremosa y suave. Y un excelente sabor muy equilibrado. Rica miel, dulce malta. Flores. Ligero amargor muy lupulado. Albaricoque. Naranja. Predominio de lúpulos, notables. Pero todo ello compensado y envuelto en un punto justo de efervescencia que realza el conjunto. Se queda en boca tiempo. Y pide otro trago. NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2003
ON TAP at various outlets in Hawaii--discovered this one on a recent trip to the 50th state and was mightily impressed. Pours a medium copper color with a nice, long-lasting head. Palate is almost creamy. This is a "full-bodied" beer with plenty of depth. Well-defined maltiness at first, followed up quickly by a full foray of hops.
I also sampled bottled versions of this beer and they did not quite live up to the expectations set by the beer out of the tapper. The bottled version doesn't have quite the depth of flavor and also seems more artificially carbonated. However, it's still a very nice brew that I'd buy if it became available at our local beer outlets.