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- A timeless, perfected pale ale originally crafted by pioneering brewers in Southern California. Its dusty, lightly toasted malt backbone is marked with a headstone of citrusy hops and a grapefruit finish. While there’s nothing quite like an original, this resurrection draws many of the same nuances; mild stone fruit esters and caramel sweetness add balancing, earthy depth. Brew it in the spirit of sharing—with an ABV just under 6% you can’t have too many.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Tombstone Pale Ale Complete Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1057 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.5 / 5.017 ReviewsDisappointedOrdered this IPA based upon other reviews. Not an expert, but have made enough to follow basic instructions, and have always nailed the appropriate flavor profiles. Followed instructions here, and instructions called for less than full packs of hops, i.e. .5 oz Columbus, .75 Ahtanum. The final product was flavorless, and had none of the notes that were advertised, e.g. citrusy, grapefruity. I've made extract IPA's before, and have been told they can be finicky, but this is the first outright failed brew. Any number of things could have gone wrong I suppose, but this is the first.February 11, 2018Purchased
5 months agoI made the Tombstone Pale Ale for the first time recently. Steep temp got up to 195. I fermented in the primary for 4 weeks (no secondary). Other than that, I followed the directions that came with the kit. It is perhaps the best beer I have ever made (rivaled only by an IPA I made several years ago). The flavor and clarity are superb and I think the 5.75 ABV is perfect. I like a beer with a hoppy character without being obnoxiously over the top This kit makes an ale with a nice hoppy character, bitter but not too bitter, and not at all grapefruity...which for me is a plus. It has body and character and a enough of a malt backbone to carry the hops. Perfection in a glass.
The only problem with this beer is that everyone else loves it too, so it is going fast. I just bought 3 more kits. CHEERS.November 17, 2017Purchased
3 months agoVery good amber paleThis beer is still young in my keg, but it tastes really good. Its a darker looking pale, and it has an almost nutty initial taste. I think it is going to age really well.April 20, 2017Excellent ale!A medium dark ale , hoppy, some bitter aftertaste but now over bearing, smooth and creamy after amonth of aging! You won't be dissapointed.August 6, 2016Tombstone pale aleStill in its secondary fermationwill let u knowJune 26, 2016June 24, 2016Cannot provide accurate review at this time.Still haven't gotten around to brewing the Tombstone Pale Ale due to technical difficulties and temperature control. Only remark I can make is, when packaging the yeast smack packs, to limit the number per chilled package to two. I recently ordered three kits and the chilled package wasn't able to seal because they had all been jammed in together. This left the starters warm, and they had started to expand as a resultJune 23, 2016Must've Done Something Wrong...Right from the get go I knew this one was going to be problems. I tore the muslin while it was steeping. I THINK maybe the StarSan "NO RINSE" might be a slight exaggeration. I put it in secondary and there were some StarSan bubbles in the carboy. Any who...final product has a really bitter finish. Almost undrinkable. I've given the wife full authority to use it to cook with. Very disappointed. I try to be super-sanitary, but I don't know... Something bad happened to it. I fermented for 10 days. Secondary for 14 days. Been bottled now a good month. I won't be buying this one again. Live and learn. BTW...I have zero problem with NB overall. They make good stuff!! Like I said...I probably ruined this one somehow. It was only me third batch so...I guess you can't win them all. I'll keep on plugging away.May 25, 2016Response from Northern BrewerBrett,
Thank you for your review. We do have a kit replacement guarantee that you could take advantage of. We only ask that you pay the $7.99 flat rate for replacement kits. We'd love to help you get this one right.
Cheers!November 21, 2016Northern BrewergreatTombstone Pale Ale in secondary now, but early tasting indicates it will be a great brew.February 19, 2016tastyjust bottled this brew today.i had a half left,tasted it and finished it. very good i will see if i can wait until it is carbed before having another.try it you will like it!February 18, 2016
- Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 4 answersIs this a clone? If so what's the originalBEST ANSWER: Yes it is. Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing CO.I was thinnking about adding .05 oz of citra as a dry hop maybe a little more any feedbackBEST ANSWER: We usually do not recommend editing our recipes, at least not the first time. Adding 1/2 to 1 ounce of hops should not change the beer too much and citra should add some nice flavor to the brew. Cheers!Oops! I just realized that I added the Malt Syrup at the 60 minute boil mark (which was as per the instructions for 2 other IPAs that I brewed) but the instructions for Tombstone called for the syrup extract to be added with 10 minute left in the boil. It looks and smells OK. Did I totally screw this up or is this salvagable?BEST ANSWER: Hi Dan,
Not a problem at all. Your sugar content from the LME will be exactly the same--sugar does not boil off in the steam. If there is a difference, it might be that the extra 50 minutes of boil time might caramelize the sugars. This would make the final beer *slightly* darker (but many experienced brewers say the difference is hardly noticeable). This might also add a slight caramel note to the flavor, but again, if you don't point it out, most people won't be able to notice.