Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale ....

Tonight's beer is Fire Rock Pale Ale from Kona Brewing Company - the first from Kona for the year.  The twelve ounce bottle lists 6% ABV.  The web site shows IBUs at 35.

Fire Rock poured with a small to medium, off-white head.  The beer's color is an amber/copper.  Aroma is fairly mild, with some light floral and citrusy hops.  Medium bodied.  On the front part of the taste, I am getting some nice roasted malts.  At first, the taste seemed to tail off at the end of the sip and leave you a little thin.  As I had a few more drinks, this seemed to fade.  But I would still like a little more of a hops hit on the tail end to balance out the malt.  Dry finish with a tiny amount of bitterness for aftertaste.

Kona Brewing Company
Kailu a Kona, Hawaii

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