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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 / 5.015 ReviewsEveryone enjoyed the West Coast Radicsl Red. So I ordered this beer again.October 18, 2017Purchased
5 months agoA damn fine brewThis was a pretty simple recipe that made for a super smooth brew day. I let it sit an extra week in the fermentor before kegging it up (which was the first homebrew I ever kegged in the NB twin draft brewer system - only one hooked up currenty). I let it force carbonate for three days, turned it down to serving psi and was ridiculously pleased. Really flavorful on the front with a good hop kick on the finish. I don't foresee this one lasting very long, especially because it's so much more accessible being on tap! Highly recommended.April 27, 2017Purchased
11 months agoGood BeerThe flavor is nice and hoppy and it's not overly sweet. I'll definitely use this recipe again.August 19, 2016Won Silver at 2016 UNYHA Competition (21B)Brewed this as-is with dry yeast. Scored a 34 withApril 20, 2016Love 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, 2016Processing issuesThis review is not about the beer but northern Brewer delivery and customer service after the sale. I purchased three recipes from the $20.16 sale a few weeks back and this was one of the kits. While placing the order online I noticed I could add us05 to my cart and then it told me that the yeast was not available. I deleted the yeasts and got my yeast from my LHS. After placing the order, the next business day I received an email about the process of my order and that the order will be in hand about a week and a half later. I received my box about a week and a half later and the packaging was great. All milled by mallard malts and all consistent grind. Why does it take almost two weeks to get a product? There are several other large online stores that can deliver to my door in one day for free. Bug I go to northern because they have a great website and great tasting kits. I wish the processing and shipping was quicker. Also northern does not prove match other online shops. I'll be brewing this west coast red today on the one nice day that new jersey has in February and I hope it's malty and a nice punch of hoppy aroma. We will see.February 28, 2016West 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, 2016Great beerSo much so im brewing it again. I havent brewed much but I do love my beer!December 9, 2015Surprisingly 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, 2015Tasted a bit better than bileI have made probably 50 batches of beers of all types. All the kits I have received from NB have either been delicious (a majority) or so-so. Never bad . . . until now. I can't even think of what I could have done wrong. The wort smelled good. Even the beer smells okay. But taste? Not good at all. Close to the taste of bile. Sorry, NB. I'm being honest. You have five people who claim it is great in review. First question: Really? Second question: Why only five?August 27, 2015