In this beer blog, Kona Brewing Fire Rock Pale Ale is being featured and it is the first time this brewery will be in the Midwest. If you read my earlier blog on their Pipeline Porter, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog. Let us get into this beer.
It has a copper color without a head. The smell is like Big Red Gum without cinnamon kick to it. It is a great smell. The taste is a sweet malty to a slight piney with a malty aftertaste to the beer. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Active volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawaii leave visitors awestruck by their power. The glow of lava as it meets the ocean is an amazing sight our Fire Rock Pale Ale is inspired by this place with a bright copper color and rich roasted malt taste. Aloha! Since 1994, Kona Brewing CO. has been committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality. We invite you to visit our brewery and pubs whenever you visit Hawaii. Mahalo!
Here is a description from their website (www.konabrewingco.com):
Crisp & Refreshing
Fire Rock Pale Ale is crisp, refreshing “Hawaiian-style” pale ale. Its signature copper color results from the unique blend of specialty roasted malts. The pronounced citrus-floral hop aroma comes from the liberal amounts of Galena, Cascade & Mt.Hood hops added to each brew.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Aloha, this is a great beer and this beer is one of my favorite beers from this brewery. I enjoyed this one and their Big Wave Golden Ale, which I will get to later on in the week. I love how light and drinkable this beer is to other pale ale on the market. There is enough malty backbone but not too much to over take the hops that are dancing in this beer. This is a great beer and I am glad this brewery is in Chicago. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser