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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 Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Extra Pale Ale Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1045
Total Time to Make6 weeks
4.7 / 5.0
100 Reviews
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Great base kit
With a few small additions, you can really make this into a fantastic beer. Pretty decent as is also.
April 12, 2018
1 month ago
Solid Beer.
I think this is a solid choice. I'm not experienced in brewing and this beer turned out very well.
March 23, 2018
Slightly hoppy finish
Just bottled this brew and the taste is a little hoppy, but that's OK. I'll go good on a hot summer afternoon while swimming in the pool. Looking forward to that in a few weeks.
April 25, 2017
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
Nice kit
I modified the recipe just a bit by adding a 1/2 cup of corn sugar. I also dry hopped in the secondary fermenter with 1 oz of cascade for 14 days and 1 oz of nugget for 7 days. It's been in the bottle for a week and a half, and the results are fantastic. Will buy again as a base kit to experiment with.
June 2, 2016
extra pale ale
Great everyday beer and also a great kit to use as a base. I change the hop schedule to my liking to lessen the bitterness and also add a healthy 2 ozs of Cascade to dry hop it
March 15, 2016
Average beer
A terrific example of your basic ale.
February 28, 2016
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
NB Pale ALE Review
I just transferred to secondary last weekend so have net tried it yet. I also experimented using whole hops in the boil. Should have used a muslin bag to hold the hops; going to take longer to settle out. Will review when I taste the final product.
December 26, 2015
November 25, 2015
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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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