USA | American Pale Ale | 6%
Kona is a Hawaii based brewery – lucky buggers – and the first of many things you’ll enjoy about this brew is the bottle artwork which gets you in the holiday spirit straight away. So with the thought of palms swishing in the breeze and volcanos rumbling on far off mountains, enjoy the first pour of your Fire Rock with its bright copper colour, the result of a signature blend of roasted malts. You’ll smell those malts in the aroma also along with a subtle floral and citrus hop presence. The malt character of this fine ale is robust but dry and not overly sweet. Galena, Cascade and Mt Hood hops are all part of the action and contribute to a tart, lingering fruit hop accent. With a lively carbonation and more-ish mouthfeel, the alcohol is barely discernable but reasonably substantial at 6%. It’s a great accompaniment for barbecued meats but won’t overwhelm a decent salad either. So let yourself be transported to a place of perfumed evenings and awesome surf with the Kona pale ale – we promise not to break the spell until it’s time for you next beer!