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- Aggressive? Hoppy? You may think you know your American Pale Ales, but Breakwater stands out from the field. The combination of Chinook and Citra builds a rolling tide of tangerine and lemon-citrus flavors across your tongue, while the grain bill adds a slightly bready but subtle base. The hops sail right through the finish, leaving a dry character that lingers until your next sip, which usually doesn’t take too long. Very drinkable and very unique; a bit like our popular Chinook IPA taken to a whole new level. Dry Dock Brewing Company of Aurora CO is one of the hottest up and coming breweries in the US. In the 6 years that it has been open, it has racked up more than a dozen World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival medals, including Small Brewing Company of the Year. But to try one of their amazing brews you’d have to live in the tiny section of Colorado they cater to. Good thing for the rest of us Dry Dock has worked closely with Northern Brewer to develop these Pro-Series beer kits. We’ve sourced the same ingredients and kept all the recipe particulars the same, just scaled down to your homebrewery. Enjoy!
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Dry Dock Breakwater Pale Ale Pro Series All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1049 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.8 / 5.029 ReviewsGreat hoppy pale aleI brewed this about 3 months ago and served at a large event along with the Caribou Slobber, Pale Mild, and Multigrain Red. This one was the group's favorite.I dry hopped it in the keg for about 10 days, with the last few spent in the keezer. The fresh hop taste is great - having it in the keg let me take lots of samples. Before I added the Citra it had a nice lemony taste with just a slight hint of grain. As the dry hopping progressed it got the grapefruit and mango tastes as well. Really started to get good after a week. I pulled the hop bag about 4 days before hand not wanting to push it too far, and I thought I noticed the hop intensity coming down even just a few days later.This is a nice, light, citrusy/tropical hoppy beer with relatively low bitterness. Very refreshing and enjoyable. I don't brew a lot of hoppy beers, but this one convinced me it's worth doing on occasion to get that great fresh dry hop taste. I would probably like it even better with just a bit more graininess, but that's how my tastes lean.June 23, 2013Unbelievable!I have brewed somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 batches, and this is by far the best beer I have ever produced. The fruitiness of the hop flavor and aroma is amazing. It has the hop presence of a small IPA but is much lighter in body, making it easy (a little too easy) to have another pint. I really can't say enough about this kit. This is a beer I would order again and again at a bar. It will be my new house brew.February 22, 2014A fine Pale AleI like IPA's and it's a huge part of what I brew. I also like Chinook and most pale ales are too subtle to me. This doesn't kick you in the mouth but dances in your mouth. The aroma is very up front and it's surprising what .5 oz of Citra in a dry hop can do.The hop presence tricks you into expecting a much maltier brew but the balance is perfect.A very quaffable brew that has been enjoyed by all who've tasted it. This will definitely be done again and again.October 5, 2012Can't just leave it alone.I've brewed this twice now and have found it to be a favorite around the house. The first batch was to the recipe to a T and the second, well the second has a little bit of me in it. I mashed down at 149 and for 90 minutes to pull a little bit more character from the malts and the dry hops where changed from citra to simcoe for 5 days. I've found that it seems to breath a different life into the brew that seems to taste more like Colorado and not just stemming from it. One of my favorite daily brews by far and a good example of how a simple beer can be absolutely fantastic.December 13, 2012Excellent beerJust kegged this and it is excellent. Will definitely brew it again.February 25, 2012Great BeerMy second all grain. Holy Hop delight!! Great beer nice aroma and finish. I only dry hopped for 4 days which was perfect. Will Make againMay 21, 2012Wonderful Pale Ale!Pale ales are one of my favorite beers to brew and this one was no exception. The outcome is tremendous with wonderful hop aromas and an excellent head. Kegged last week and am having a hard time savoring it. Will certainly brew this one again and again. I may use Thames Valley yeast for the next go round to shake things upMarch 5, 2012Great BeerThis APA has great aroma and taste. This is the first time I used Chinook and now I am going to use it alot. Great Kit!March 12, 2012my favorite of all NB receipesThis brew has great taste with a great finish. The dry hopped cita gives it a unique taste I love. I always have some of this on tap!October 4, 2013Keep this one on tapThis is a FANTASTIC beer. I made the extract once and LOVED it. When I advanced to all-grain, I made it again and LOVED it even more. I've not had "thee" Breakwater, but if I make to to CO, it is high on my list of beers to try. Making this baby again this weekend because I LOVE it that much!!! Also, this does lean more toward an IPA, albeit smooth, than an APA in my mind. Still, I LOVE it!November 29, 2012
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