Irish Red Ale 1 Gallon Extract Recipe Kit

SKU: 1G05

Irish ales are malty, smooth, and many, like our kit, are a rich copper-red color. Great taste, drinkability, and low aging requirements make this our best-selling kit.

Availability: In stock

$14.99

Irish Red 1 Gallon

Details

Irish ales are malty, smooth, medium-bodied, and most, like our kit, are a deep copper-red color that is created by a blend of specialty malts. Our malt blend also gives this recipe its signature toasty and sweet aroma and flavor. Another defining characteristic of Irish Red Ales are their immense drinkability - definitely a crowd-pleaser beer. Its great taste, drinkability, and low aging requirements make this our best-selling kit.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 1 Gallon
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style British
Beer Style Irish and Scottish Ales
Color No
Original Gravity No
Total Time to Make No

Customer Reviews

Made a great beer! Review by Jacob
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I bought this one and the Rum Runner Stout with my starter kit to try my first home brew. I'm hooked. It has a great flavour and was easy to brew. It fermentred really rapidly for the first three days, then died down, which gave me some worries as I found out after brewing that you shouldn't use distilled water (Chicago water is too chlorinated IMO). Ended up coming out great. I did have some blow off, but the kit included a tube for handling that, which worked fine. (Posted on 10/13/14)
Love this beer Review by Tony
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This turned out great and I love everything about it! The color, balance, and flavor are all excellent. I use the 1 gallon kits to try out new recipes before brewing 5 gallons of something I may not like. This one passed the test and I will definitely put it in my full batch rotation. (Posted on 6/27/14)
Great Beer! Review by Sheldon
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I bought this beer in my 1 gallon starter kit and was the very first beer that I brewed. I followed the instructions to a T and VIOLA! Behold! Four weeks later out came an excellent beer! I tried it after a week in the bottle but it still tasted a little green and quite un-carbonated. After the second week, the flavors had rounded our to a great beer that I would buy in the pub! This ale has a nice malty flavor with an ever so slight bitterness from the hops on the finish. I will make this one again! (Posted on 5/2/14)
Off to a great start Review by Chris
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Got this kit as part of my one-gallon starter kit, and it turned out delicious. Real rapid first few days of fermentation, HIGHLY recommend using a blowoff tube for those first days. More brown than red, but has that classic Irish Red taste. I think the idea of adding some honey to the brew would be delicious. Light and easy to drink, light carbonation. Definitely has me hooked to try more brewing! (Posted on 3/25/14)
Yum Review by Ben
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It turned out a bit browner than I expected, and a bit cloudy. Must've gotten some bottom-of-the-fermenter sludge in the bottles when I siphoned, but it tastes and smells amazing. I have several more on my list to try, but I'll be doing this one again. (Posted on 2/10/14)
My very first brew! Review by Jason
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I made this beer when I ordered a starter kit, and wow this beer is very good!! It was my very first time brewing my own beer, and now I'm hooked at making my own from now on. Just ordered another kit and can't wait to start brewing again! (Posted on 2/5/14)
Easy brew Review by Brian
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I added 2oz of honey at the very end of the boil, similar to the White House honey ale I brewed a month ago. Lots of activity after 14 hours in primary. I'd do a blow off tube for this one when I do it again. Transferred to secondary after 8days since I was going out of town for a while and didn't want to leave it sitting on the trube for too long. Tasted it before secondary and when bottling two weeks later. Mine got a lot darker in secondary and lost most of the hop flavor that was present before secondary, but it still has some caramel up front and a little bit of dryness in the back. Tastes better when carbonated and cold, for sure. I'd do this one again with one with only primary to see if it's different.

Sláinte! (Posted on 1/19/14)
Great Review by Richelle
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So excited for this to finish. It was easy to make and looks great! (Posted on 1/16/14)
First homebrew Review by Bryan
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This was my first home brew. Fermented like crazy at first and I thought it would be a throw away. However after 2 weeks in the fermenter and about two weeks in the bottles cracked my first one tonight and I'm impressed. The color of my batch was more brown than red/amber. Also without a side by side comparison, imy first taste was a Newcastle flavor. Overall, impressed with the beer and myself! (Posted on 1/13/14)
First homebrew Review by Bryan
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This was my first home brew. Fermented like crazy at first and I thought it would be a throw away. However after 2 weeks in the fermenter and about two weeks in the bottles cracked my first one tonight and I'm impressed. The color of my batch was more brown than red/amber. Also without a side by side comparison, imy first taste was a Newcastle flavor. Overall, impressed with the beer and myself! (Posted on 1/13/14)
great first brew day Review by Ben
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This was my first brew, wife gave me the starter kit for Christmas, and it went really well. I had some blowoff clog up my airlock within 48 hours of beginning fermentation, so I quickly had to rig a blowoff tube. It's settled down now and has another week left before I bottle it. Hoping I didn't get any bad stuff in the beer in the process or ruin the yeast's chance of doing its thing. I now know to set up my storage locker fermentation chamber to better handle potential blowoff for future batches. Has great color and smells amazing. Trying to be patient. (Posted on 1/6/14)
Great 1-gallon kit Review by David
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Bottled this kit on 10/3 and just opened today. Fantastic beer and an easy kit. I highly recommend it. (Posted on 11/11/13)
Too much yeast? Review by Bruce
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I know a lot if people pitch a whole packet of yeast for a 5 gallon batch. Does anyone else think 1/2 a packet of yeast might be too much? Brewed this kit Sunday and the blow off from it was crazy. I don't know if it's a good thing or not. Fermenting like crazy one day, then hardly doing anything the next. Other than that, can't wait to bottle and drink. (Posted on 8/28/13)
good for beginner Review by alan
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this is my first brew and everything goes smoothly. The beer tasted good and smell very good. I am marching toward my second brew now. (Posted on 8/13/13)
Not a bad red Review by BwanaJoe
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After reading some reviews of the 5 gallon kits that said to age for 4 weeks we did just that and then let it sit for additional 4 weeks in the fridge. Had a bit of an initial "bite" with a smooth finish and no residual bitterness.

This was our first brew and we had a bad boil over during the malt addition. Plus we had a nasty day and half fermentation (IE: big blow off) that required blow off tubing and a sports bottle to catch the over flow. I think we will try it again to see if experience changes the flavor. (Posted on 6/3/13)
Great beer. Wish I would have just done 5 gal.!! Review by Kingogames
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I love these 1 gal. kits. They are great for beginners, or just to try something without the big commitment of 5 gal. Plus, brew day and cleanup are a breeze. I picked this one up on a whim since it is NB's best seller, not really into malty beers, but I figured 1 gal. what's the harm? Well I really loved this beer, and everyone is begging me to do it again, even people who "don't like beer"!! I love the depth of flavor and complexity of this beer, caramel, light roasty flavor, subtle maltiness, and it only seems to get better with age. I'm usually one for hoppy beers, but that may be changing because of this beer. As they say, the last beer of a batch is usually the best! I'm bottling 5 gal of the Holiday red today to bottle condition until the fall. I can't wait. Really, just try this kit, it is definitely worth it! (Posted on 5/5/13)
Sweet and darker Review by William
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Mine came out darker than the picture. Had a good sweetness at the beginning with a smooth finish. Will be making this one again. Had a severe blow off on the first two days. (Posted on 5/5/13)
Pretty Impressive Review by SlickRick
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The first pour of this Irish Red had me thinking it might be on the heavy side. Mine came out a little darker than intended with a nice head. The taste was suprisingly light for it's appearance. It really was a nice, refreshing Irish Red. This probably my best brew to date, I would definitely purchase the 5 gallon kit. (Posted on 4/29/13)
Good beer and easy to brew Review by Duane
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I have never drank an Irish red before, so I have nothing to compare this to. But I really did like the taste. It did turn out darker than the picture shows. It looked more brown'ish than a copper color. I did get a blow off on the first day of fermentation. (Posted on 3/7/13)
Really GooD! Review by Patrick
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I ordered this kit just to sample the brew. I really liked it. It was a cinch to make! Will be brewing this one again on a larger scale! (Posted on 12/28/12)