Beer: Kona Brewing Co. Fire Rock Pale Ale
Location: Kona, Hawaii
Package Type: six pack 12 oz bottles
Aroma: Malty, slightly sweet, with mild hops.
Appearance: Not very pale. Kind of an orange color with some haziness.
Body & Texture: Medium to light. Crisp.
Aftertaste: Light hops leaves more of a bready aftertaste.
Let me start off by saying, I like Fire Rock. I’m probably bias since it reminds me of my trip to Kauai in December. I opened this on a very rainy night, and the flavor brought me right back to the resort’s beach. The number one beer on tap during our trip was Fire Rock, so I became pretty accustomed to it. Fire Rock is tied to good memories and fun times for me.
If you’re not quite used to IPA’s then Pale Ales are a fine place to start. They’re a great introduction to hops since their less bitter. I think Fire Rock is very drinkable. At $7.99 a six pack I would definitely buy it again. It’s a crisp beer, that might make you feel like you are on a beach in the tropics, or at least make you wish you were. If you’re still getting used to craft beers, definitely give Fire Rock a try.