Review – Kona Brewing Fire Rock Pale Ale
Kona Brewing Fire Rock Pale Ale
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chilled pint glass.
Shiny copper color with orange and gold shades lingering throughout. Not a lot, but some hop haze was apparent. One inch of light tan foam sat perched on top.
The undeniable Cascade hops provided a very strong hop fragrance. Citrus and ripe fruits balanced the strong hop-filled nasal passages.
Excellent hop flavor from the 3-hop mixture used. More sweetness than I am used to in a pale ale, mostly due to the abundance of sweet roasted malts.
Lots of hop oils and resins on the roof of my mouth. My tongue came alive with the bitterness from the hops and never looked back.
This beer was spectacular! After trying some really lame pale ale’s lately, I was immediately excited when I took my first whiff of this beer. The hoppy smells and flavors are just what I look for in a pale ale. The light-medium body also made this beer easy to drink without overfilling my belly.
May 16, 2008 @ 7:13 pm
My wife and I discovered Fire Rock pale ale on a recent trip to Maui. Let me tell you, a nice glass of draft Fire Rock with some seared ahi just totally rocks. I agree there is a little more sweetness and body than some pale ales but hey that’s why there’s so many beers out there.
Different bres for different occasions.
Overall I think it is a quality brew that goes very well with food and beutiful sunsets!