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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 Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1049 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.8 / 5.054 ReviewsA light-on-the-hops, exceptionally smooth ale!After reading the reviews here I created a plan and carried it out. I primaried for two weeks. I racked it directly into a keg and it rested in secondary in my kegerator at 39 degrees for 4.5 weeks, at which time I removed it and it sat at room temperature (mid 70's) until I loaded it into my truck for my move to NY from Florida for the summer. It was out of the kegerator for 6 days. I put the keg in my kegerator in NY and carb'd it for 2.5 days @ 30PSI - Done! This beer is so smooth and creamy, for a pale ale that is phenomenal. I omitted the dry hop only because I didn't have any cheesecloth. Too bad because I really love the aroma of hops but I was just too busy with the transition of moving for the summer season. The next time I brew this I will follow the timing schedule but I will secondary it at room temperature to see how that affects this great beer. With summer here its on to hefeweizen and Kolsch along with Sierra Madre and some other nice NB beers that I have yet to brew......May 5, 2015My favorite kit,so farA good American pale ale. This ale is in my personal flavor zone. Good malt base, and a flavorful hop taste. I was suprised how much I would like this combination of hops. Brewed as per recipe, 4 weeks + in 2nd fermenter. 4 weeks minimum conditioning. Down to my last 12 bottles, and no more sharing. I've had no bad batches with northern brewer, this far. Their descriptions of their recipes are always acurate. I usually enjoy my batches, thinking what's next. This is the first time I've thought I will make this again, and soon. Need enough around so I'm willing to share.June 4, 2014Like a hopped up dream...Ahh, balance. This is what Breakwater Pale is all about. Our first home-brewed Pale, and to sum things up, my wife simply says "I would buy this over and over again at the finest of breweries"... Super smooth, balanced hop bite, great aroma, on and on. Followed instructions, and after a guest came over on a recent spring day, all that was left was empties... Gonna brew a few more of these!April 19, 2015AwesomeAwesome kit! Used the whole Oz of citra for dry hopping and it turned out great. I highly recommend this kit.July 31, 2012Best beer I've brewed so farBeen brewing for a little over a year now and the dry dock pale ale is definitely the best batch I've brewed thus far.February 16, 2015Good ChoiceIt was a hit the last time I made it.November 20, 2015award winnerBrewed in 2013. Took an H.Mention Will add more hops next timeAugust 30, 2013Super Pale AleCrisp and refreshing with great aroma and nice hop kick. This was only the 7th batch I brewed but so far this is by far the best I've made.October 23, 2012What I'd hope for...Didn't know I liked beer with hops up front until I consumed some Rangers which really grew on me. Read the description of this one and had to try it. Did it by the book; 2 in primary 4 in secondary with the dry hopping for the final week. Had a couple after only 2 weeks in the bottle and very pleased with it. I'm sure it will get better. This is only my second partial grain kit and now realize what the previous half dozen all extract kits were missing!January 11, 2013Best so farDo yourself a favor and brew this beer. This was my 5th batch and by far the best. I'm a fan pale ales and I'll have to say this is one of the best tasting brews I've had in a while.May 5, 2014
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 3 answersWhat it the APV % of this brew?BEST ANSWER: I do'nt take readings on my beers any more so I can't give you a definite Abv. I can tell you at 200 lbs 5'10 male with an empty stomach and Two pints of Breakwater in me I'm starting to feel pretty happy. If I had to guess I'd say a high 5%, close to 6. That's on a full two weeks in the keg with priming sugar after a two week primary and two week secondary, so six weeks total. Taste great. One of my staples, always a keg in the keezer or two kegs waiting their turn.
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