Dry Dock Breakwater Pale Ale Pro Series All-Grain Kit

SKU: U0713

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.

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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!

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style American Pale Ale/Cream Ale
Color Light
Original Gravity 1049
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Great Brew Review by CatoosaBrewer
This is a great pale... full of hop flavor and aroma. Nice bitter backbone but not enough to keep you from tasting the Citra... I will brew this one a lot. (Posted on 2/23/14)
Unbelievable! Review by Kyle
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. (Posted on 2/22/14)
Great Session Ale Review by Zachary
This was my first All Grain Kit. It went well and tastes great. A very nice and easy but flavorful session ale. I replaced Citra dry hop with Chinook to make a single hop APA (Posted on 1/12/14)
my favorite of all NB receipes Review by andrew
This 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! (Posted on 10/4/13)
Excellent well balanced APA Review by Dennis
I have brewed this kit twice one with wyeast 1056 the other with US-05, both were excellent well balanced APA , Hops are fruity and tropical. Not a hop bomb, Starts off a little sweet finishes crisp, bitter, and slightly dry. The US-05 brew was slightly dryer. (Posted on 7/18/13)
Great hoppy pale ale Review by Fred
I 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. (Posted on 6/23/13)
Wonderful Brew Review by Paul
Brewed this as per the instructions, it turned out beautifully. Will definitely brew again. (Posted on 5/7/13)
Great Beer! Review by DannyD.
This was my first all-grain brew. It turned out great. I love the Chinook taste and the Citra scent. The initial bitterness was a little high for me so I altered the hop schedule and moved the 60 min addition to 45 minutes. I ended up with a beer that tastes similar to Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA but in a lower gravity, lower bitterness APA. The 1056 really lets the hops come through. Will brew again. (Posted on 4/26/13)
Can't just leave it alone. Review by Ben
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. (Posted on 12/13/12)
Keep this one on tap Review by Geekstur
This 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! (Posted on 11/29/12)
Great Beer Review by Greg
This is about my 20th recipe. It will be one of the first I re-buy. It's more of a citrus IPA than a PA but that's fine with me. (Posted on 10/28/12)
A fine Pale Ale Review by Beerman
I 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. (Posted on 10/5/12)
Not bad, but not great Review by Patrick
Less than I expected. At first taste, a lot of lemon/citrus flavor, which is very nice. But from the description I figured an IPA (hoppy) taste without the bitterness. Not so much. Chinook IPA wins over this one. Sorry guys! (Posted on 8/24/12)
Great combo chinook and citra Review by Horny Keg
If you like chinook hops, you will love this brew. I love NB chinook IPA and this kit is very similar yet the citra dry hop sets it off perfectly. Piney, floral pale ale is my best description. Smooth and easy drinker. (Posted on 7/28/12)
Name that yeast 05 or 1056 Review by David
Whipped up 8 gal and split the batch into 5 and 3 gal fermenters. One got 05 and other 1056. Fermented at same temp and dry hoped respectively. Interesting that when the "batches" where young, like 4 wks 05 batch seemed to have more body and just a little extra something. 1056 seemed thinner and missing something. However, after 7 wks 1056 seemed to all come together and the overall winner on what yeast to use. 05 seems harsher in hop flavor now. Anyway, don't mean to make it a yeast thing. Overall GREAT American Pale Ale.
You've gotta try it! (Posted on 7/21/12)
Great beer! Classic pale ale with a dry hopped kick! Review by Ihaveaclone
This was a little tricky to ferment, it blew the airlock off my fermentor making a total mess of the bathroom... also the dry hopping made it a little tough to separate the hops when bottling(did not use a hop bag). Otherwise an unbelievable beer, hoppy as hell with citrus notes and even a little citrus bite. Hoppy aroma and flavor like an IPA, but without the IPA bitterness. A great beer to brew, a lot of fun, and a favorite of many friends! I will brew this one again, a great dry hopped pale ale. Very palate friendly, many different tastes enjoyed this brew. thanks NB! (Posted on 7/4/12)
Great for hopheads Review by Kevin
This is one of the best brews I've made (out of 30). I was lazy and left it on the dry hops for two weeks. The aroma is amazing and it tastes great. (Posted on 7/2/12)
6/5 stars sounds about right. Review by Sean
Wow this is a GREAT Pale Ale. I absolutely love it. It's my favorite beer I've brewed in the last 6 months. Tastes, smells, color all great. Love the dry hopped Citra. Awesome pro series beer. They did a great job. (Posted on 6/30/12)
Great AG kit for relative newbie brewers Review by Bob
Had a great experience with this kit; came up a bit short on OG due to a technical problem on the mash temp (thermometer crapped out and mash was a little cool). Supplemented with a cup of DME and things came together. Thought the color was off in the better bottle (too dark) but it is PERFECT in the glass. Really impressed with this beer. Would strongly recommend this as a nice solid AG kit for folks easing into that space.

OH...and it tastes FANTASTIC. (Posted on 6/25/12)
Best Pale Ale Review by Jorge
Absolutely the best pale ale I brewed so far. My wife and friends loved it. Need to brew more! (Posted on 6/3/12)
Great Beer Review by robjny
My second all grain. Holy Hop delight!! Great beer nice aroma and finish. I only dry hopped for 4 days which was perfect. Will Make again (Posted on 5/21/12)
Awesomeness! Review by Josh
2 weeks primary, 2 weeks secondary (keg) & carbed. 10 days dry hopped. This was my first AG brew, and it is excellent. I added a pound of light DME to the boil since I was afraid of missing the O.G. and ended up with 1.061. This beer is crazy good. I get grapefruit all the way, tons of citrus. The chinook and citra play very well together. This keg won't last very long, have to order another one soon. (Posted on 4/26/12)
get on it! Review by Quietlymakingnoise
So just visited Drydock this winter and if you have a chance go to this unassuming strip-mall location. Everything was a homerun, but went with this punk. Before brewing this watch the Brewing TV episode where Dawson goes toe-to-toe w/ Drydock and it'll help. I didn't and learned something about dry hopping with Citra; a crazy hop in my eyes. like lemon/lime rind. bitter even. But the owner days they dry hop for only a couple days, so do that as opposed to the week NB suggests. think everyone'll win that way. Keep it up boys!
p.s.- please god get Drydock's hefe recipe. my. god. (Posted on 4/1/12)
Great Beer Review by glentzerm@yahoo.com
This 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! (Posted on 3/12/12)
Wonderful Pale Ale! Review by Ry P
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 up (Posted on 3/5/12)
Awesome Pale Ale Review by Murph
Another home run in the Pro Series line up! Outstanding beer, and I'll certainly brew it again! (Posted on 3/3/12)
Excellent beer Review by John J, Boise
Just kegged this and it is excellent. Will definitely brew it again. (Posted on 2/25/12)