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Its well-balanced multi-grain backbone offers approachability, yet this radically malt and hop forward transformation of the classic red ale is fully deserving of a double-take. Home-grown Cascade reminiscent of California grapefruit groves impart a citrus twist for a sessionable brew-next-door that’s engagingly drinkable yet, without boasting, knows how to leave an impression.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for West Coast Radical Red Ale All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1054 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
4.3 / 5.013 ReviewsLove it!Without a doubt this is my favorite NB kit so far. Assertively hoppy but with a solid backbone. You can't go wrong with this one, highly recommended.March 14, 2016Good BeerThe flavor is nice and hoppy and it's not overly sweet. I'll definitely use this recipe again.August 19, 2016Best beer yetI have brewed over 100 beers and I think this in now in my top 3.July 11, 2014Great beerSo much so im brewing it again. I havent brewed much but I do love my beer!December 9, 2015Absolutely Wonderful BrewThis brew is awesome. I'm a big fan of Red beers, and this one is definitely one of the better red beers I've ever brewed or had. I'm thinking of adding some dry hops to give it a more hop-bomb flavor.I toured the Point Brewery in Stevens Point, Wisconsin this weekend, and I had their James Page Ould Sod Irish Red IPA (http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/james-page-ould-sod-irish-red-ipa/219564/). That was a great red IPA. It was a little hopper than the West Coast Radical Red by NorthernBrewer. That's why I'm going to add some dry-hops to my next batch. To really help bring out the malt and the hop flavors.I'm currently brewing a second batch of the Plinian Legacy (which is awesome, btw). As soon as the Plinian is done, I'll be brewing another batch of the West Coast Radical Red. I'm hoping I'll have both beers done in time to take with me when I visit friends in SoCal for the Stone Brewing Festival (http://www.stonebrew.com/anniv/) in August.June 12, 2014amazing balanceI can't believe this kit isn't more popular. The unique malt flavor is perfectly balanced by the citrus hop profile.. This is a beer that will be in regular rotation henceforth, something for everyone. My wife loves it, my hothead friends love and even ol bud light Ryan thinks it's good. A real crowd pleaser.June 14, 2014Won Silver at 2016 UNYHA Competition (21B)Brewed this as-is with dry yeast. Scored a 34 withApril 20, 2016Surprisingly GoodThis is just about done bottle conditioning and so far I am very pleased. This brew is complex and rich, it is not red but dark brown with a tinge of red. It looks and tastes more like a porter or stout which is a pleasant surprise! The nose tells the yeast was a safale US-05 with some citrus and banana. The banana probably came from a relatively warm ferment for 24-30 hours. It will be sessionable I think. I fly sparged and got good efficiency. Would love to hear others experience with this brew. So far I love it even though it did not end up as expected.October 23, 2015West Coast RadicalBrewed this one last night. Grains had an awesome aroma, wort even better. Great combination of hops. Very excited to taste this oneFebruary 21, 2016