#212 Kona – Fire Rock Pale Ale

Kona Fire Rock Pale AleName: Fire Rock Pale Ale
Brewery: Kona Brewing Co. (Kailua Kona, Hawaii)
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5.9%
Source: The Beer Store

This beer was an absolute pleasure to drink, mostly because it transported me back to the second happiest place on earth.

Last winter me and my sister were lucky enough to tag along on our Mum’s honeymoon in Hawaii (second only to Disneyland on the list of happy destinations), and while we were there we washed our fish tacos, fruit salads and whatever other American-Pacific delights we were eating down with Kona beers.

I don’t think we actually had the Pale Ale – this was much better than the beers I remember drinking – but it doesn’t matter. Just the sight of the bottle is enough to take me back to the lush tropical gardens, rolling blue surf, ridiculously oversized restaurant meals…

But enough bragging about the fact I went to Hawaii.

This beer is a sweet, tasty American Pale Ale. It had classic cascade hop flavours of grapefruit and pine, but the malt (toasty caramel) was what dominated. It was an enjoyable, unchallenging beer and – much like my Hawaiian holiday – was over much too quickly.

Published in: on March 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Try and find the Kona Koko Brown—good stuff! I had it last night for the first time.

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