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Extra Pale Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains


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Clean, dry, and very hoppy, highlighted with the unmistakable citrus aroma of Cascade hops.

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One of our most popular kits for well over a decade, this American-style pale ale is clean, dry, and very hoppy. American hops are the driving force of this beer, featuring the unmistakable citrus (some say grapefruit) aroma of Cascade up front as well as its smooth bittering at the finish. Pale caramel malt counterpoints the hopping with a sweet grain aroma and gives this appetizing ale its medium body and deep gold color.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Extra Pale Ale Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional Style USA
Original Gravity 1045
Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.7 / 5.0
98 Reviews
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Great Beer!
This was my first brew attempt and somehow ended up with 1000 FG. I dry hopped with 1oz of cascade like others and bottled with corn sugar. After 3 weeks when I tried this beer, it finished with a watery taste and didn't have so much body. NB experts said it might be related with wild yeast contamination since I had a very low FG. I opened all of the bottles and added a total of 4 oz maltodextrin for 5 gallons (I boiled in water for 7 minutes before adding bottles). Immediately recapped the bottles and waited 5 days. I just tried one and man! it tastes AMAZING! If I could buy this beer from a local store, this would have been my go to beer at all times but it's better that I will be brewing this beer periodically. I called it Rain Dog Pale Ale, it reminded me that great song from Tom Waits...
December 27, 2015
Just cracked the first bottle and WOW!!! Love this beer!!! I dry hopped 2oz of Cascade loose hops, not pellets, in the secondary and waited the full 4 weeks, one week in bottles, and this is by far my best batch! I will brew this one over and over!!
July 8, 2013
mmm good
Just tasted the flat room temp beer before it went into the bottles and conditioned and it is mm mm good! I also added 1 1/2 oz of cascade leaf hops. I had a beautiful hoppy oil slick in the bottling bucket that also looked mmm so good! can't wait to taste it again in 2 weeks after it's carbed and chilled!
March 15, 2011
Outstanding after a little tweaking
Made a batch according to instructions and it turned out pleasant, but a little underhopped. Made a second batch and dry hopped with an ounce of Amarillo as well as the zest of an organic grapefruit. Ignored for two months in bottle and now it's a really remarkable beer. Will be making another shortly.
March 3, 2011
Solid Pale Ale Kit
Just made this for the second time after gaining some more experience with some other recipes. Been brewing for a little more than a year now. I did a partial mash with this one by adding 2.5 lbs of 2-row pale malt. I came within a couple of points on my expected OG, which was good (OG=1055). I also upped the hop additions by adding an extra 2 oz of Centennial and 2 oz of hops (mix of Northern Brewer & Cascade) from a friend's vines harvested last summer.

After 14 days in my conical FastFerment, I had to emergency rack (because of a leak) to a glass carboy for a day before racking into my new 5 gal keg system (didn't have my CO2 tank yet, or I would've gone direct to the keg). After 3 days of force carbonating, I have a delicious IPA that came out at around 5.9% ABV. Couldn't be happier. Slightly hazy, with nice head retention that clings to the glass. Tangy & citrusy. I'm going to make this again and again as my go-to beer. Will be the centerpiece of my Super Bowl party next weekend.
January 29, 2017
8 months ago
My best Pale yet. Drank this two weeks after bottling, very good, well balanced. This beer had less of the "extract" flavor than any others I have brewed. (Three Hearted, Sinistral Warrior, My Own Recipe)I also dry hopped this for 9 days with 2oz of Amarillo.Primary for 3 weeks, secondary for 2 weeks. Very clear, little sediment in bottles, quite drinkable right from the get go. I hope there are some left to try an aged one, but i doubt they will last.
August 23, 2010
great stuff:)
It is easy to order and the supplies get here fast!
October 26, 2015
My brother brewed this for our engagement party- we had all sorts of other beer and alcohol at the party but this was what EVERYONE drank. This beer single handedly got myself and two others into brewing. Excellent session beer, very light malt, nice grapefruit back and hoppy nose. I made this as my first brew. Instructions are easy to follow. I dry hopped with 1oz amarillo like some others here; wonderful aroma!It does lack a little on the mouthfeel; it's just a little thin. Maybe add a little carapils next time... I recommend this brew to anyone!
January 21, 2011
New House Ale
Needed a nice session ale , think I found one with this, made this twice and everyone loved it.
November 14, 2010
easy and tasty
Not as hop forward as an IPA but still interesting. I have found that just about everyone enjoys this beer regardless of what their typical style preference is.
September 23, 2013
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What is the expected abv?
A shopper on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The original gravity is expected to be 1.045 and the final gravity should bring you down to about 1.012. 4 - 4.5% would be normal for this brew.
I assume that this is supposed to be a clone of Summitt Extra Pale Ale, brewed in St. Paul, MN... Does this taste pretty similar?
P A on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We usually try to refer to them as inspired by, not direct clones. This is a well balanced pale ale and is very similar to the popular Summit brew. Cheers!
What are the IBUs?
D U on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello Dustin,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! The theoretical IBU's should be 40 IBU +-0.5 depending on overall boil conditions. I hope that this helps. Have a great day!

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