Blind tasting review
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale

Family Pale Ale Style American Pale Ale
Country USA (HI) ABV 5.9%
Producer Craft Brewers Alliance
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 22oz/650ml bottle
Characteristics Bitter, malty, hoppy

Overview Fire Rock, introduced in 1995, was one of Kona’s first two beers, along with Big Wave Golden Ale. Kona is now the most popular craft beer in Hawaii, and it’s one of the only American craft beers to see distribution in Japan.

Flavors and aromas If you’re expecting beer from Hawaii to be unremarkable, expect again: we loved this balanced, full-bodied ale, with malty sweetness and full-bore West Coast hoppiness. The bitterness here comes on slowly but catches up to the malt. Seek this one out.
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