American Pale Ale II - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

American Pale Ale II - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Looking for the perfect American Pale Ale to share with friends this summer? Do you like a Pale Ale with a rich malt flavor and a ton of hop character but without an overwhelming bitterness? Then the Pale Ale II should be your next brew.

We took our American Pale Ale recipe and upped the malt, threw a ton of hops in the finish for flavor, but kept the bitterness the same. We think toning down the perceived bitterness is one reason we consistently get great reviews from brewers sharing this with friends.

Keeping it real: Part of the success of this kit is blending a lot of Willamette and Cascade hops in the finish. This isn't a wild, new or crazy idea... this is old school. Cascade and Willamette were the hops that helped put craft brewing on the map in the 1980's. The reason they are still so popular... they make a damn good beer.

Truly delectable and different yet still keeping it real.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.052-56
SRM (Color Range): 11
IBU's: 55-59 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.2%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship


California Recipients: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Item # KIT250
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 13LBS
ABV %5.2
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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It’s the best beer we’ve ever brewed so far.
Rachael C on Aug 29, 2019
Wanted to have a reguyalre pale ale on tap. Trying this for the first time.
Jon V on Jul 9, 2019
It’s the best beer we’ve ever brewed so far.
Rachael C on Aug 29, 2019
easy to brew and great beer
Gus M on Aug 28, 2019
Wanted to have a reguyalre pale ale on tap. Trying this for the first time.
Jon V on Jul 9, 2019
Nice ale
Jack M on May 25, 2019
Looking for a solid pale ale kit. Looking over the recipe it fit the bill.
Kerry P on May 24, 2019
Like it
Patrick G on May 18, 2019
i like it
diana s on May 15, 2019
Brew for 4th of July
David C on May 14, 2019
Made it before
David P. M on Apr 1, 2019
I've brewed this before and it was greate
John A. L on Mar 15, 2019
Good hop compromise for my IPA and Pale Ale friends
John M on Feb 27, 2019
Was my first brew and everybody loved it!! Buying again!
Daniela N on Jan 29, 2019
Love the recipe
Arick H on Jan 21, 2019
Turned out well when shipped with the starter kit. Want to try it again, and decrease bitter hop boil time a bit to experiment a bit.
Charles S on Jan 11, 2019
recipe sounded delicious
Morgan H on Dec 17, 2018
It was my last kit and everyone loved it
Arick H on Nov 26, 2018
James G on Nov 17, 2018
The go-to for a weekday dinner.
Irma M on Nov 17, 2018
Just want a basic pale ale
James R on Oct 31, 2018
Timothy D on Sep 5, 2018
Trying something new.
Daniel M on Aug 9, 2018
I like pale Ales
Jason G on Aug 7, 2018
I liked American Pale Ale I a lot, so I bought this one.
Vincent B on Aug 4, 2018
Looks reasonably drinkable, wary of buying something that might prove too extreme to warrant a 5 gallon batch
Thomas J W on Jun 26, 2018
Tried with good result
Jens M on May 26, 2018
Positive reviews and need a light but flavorful beer for summer
Christopher M on May 24, 2018
had before really good
Randy M on May 5, 2018
looks good
John K on Apr 3, 2018
This is an excellent recipe base for the developing brewer to experiment with subtle nuances in techniques, flavors, and whatever else you have in the kitchen.
JEFFREY D S on Mar 6, 2018
Made it many times. My favorite.
James J V on Feb 28, 2018
brewed previously and enjoyed the first brew
Lawrence F on Feb 17, 2018
The American Pale Ale II is your 'always return to' beer with just enough malt, flavor, and hops to never feel like you're skimping on anything.
JEFFREY D S on Jan 30, 2018
you packed it in one starter kit and the reviews
Blair B on Jan 29, 2018
easy to brew and great beer
Gus M on Aug 28, 2019
Nice ale
Jack M on May 25, 2019

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Great beer for customization
I added 1 lb of Blood Orange Candi Syrup 3 days into fermentation. Then 3 days later I added 1 oz Amarillo hops. After a total of 16 days fermentation at 68-72 F I kegged this bad boy. Used WLP001 California Ale yeast that attenuated down to 1.080..This beer has a smooth mouthfeel with a crisp, clean and citrus finish. Deceivingly light bodies and very drinkable. But weighs in at about 6.8% ABV due to the candi syrup addition. Absolutely delicious!.
Blood Orange Pale Ale
Blood Orange Pale Ale
May 27, 2019
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May 28, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Goes down way too easy
Great flavor, easy to brew and easier to drink.
December 9, 2018
11 months ago
This was my first attempt at 5 gallon extract batch. Simple instructions. Beer was unbelievably good!
July 20, 2016
I screwed-up, but it still came out great!
This is my first 5-gallon batch ever, but I screwed-up! I just finished building an all-new electric kettle setup using 220V. Prior to that, I was doing 1-gallon batches in my kitchen from another supplier.

So I was so focused on the entirely new process, that I threw in ALL of the hops in the beginning of the 60-minute boil instead of in timed intervals as directed in the recipe sheet. My bad. I was following the steps in the main instruction sheet and forgot about the one that was specific to this recipe. So I don't know what it's supposed to taste like, but it still came out great!

Lots of malt and caramel up front with a hoppy body and not-too-bitter finish. I'm not taking gravity measurements just yet, so I have no idea what the ABV came out to. My guess is somewhere around 5-6%. Either way, it came out better than many craft beers I've had, so, yeah, I will be buying this one again!
July 11, 2016
It's in the rotation
We like this recipe enough to put it in our regular rotation. I like to add a jar of the orange candy syrup at 5 min which also boosts the OG and with BRY-97, it finishes at around 1.015/016. I also add some additional bottling yeast to help crank up the carbonation.
December 22, 2015
not too hoppy
I enjoyed making this easy kit with 8oz cascade blood orange syrup and the bry-97 yeast ate it up in 4 days, bottled @1.012fg. On my re-order list.
August 7, 2015
Daily deal
How can you go wrong on an extract kit on a daily deal? I probably never brew anything by the exact recipe so I won't bother telling you what I think of this one. I will tell you that there wasn't a drop of the final product that did not get drank!
May 31, 2015
very good brew
This was my first extract kit from "MoreBeer".

My first 5 gallon batch came out a little on the sweet side and my second batch came out slightly on the bitter side. My third Is in secondary. To me it tastes very close to a popular northern Cali pale ale. which is perfect because that's what I was hoping for... :-)
May 6, 2015
Best Beer I've Ever Brewed
I have been homebrewing for more than 5 years and brewed this beer for the first time a few months ago for my friend's retirement party. I told my wife that I think this is the best beer I've ever brewed. She agreed.
Took the beer to the party. A lot of friends, who had consumed my homebrew in the past said the same thing. Needless to say, the keg blew before the party ended.
I made a second batch soon after the party. Now it is nearly gone. I'm ordering the third kit today. I may go ahead and order two.
This is an awesome recipe. Well done Morebeer.com!!!
April 28, 2015
Great Starter Brew
If you are new to homebrewing or just getting back into the swing of things after a brewing hiatus then this is a great kit to get started with. Instructions are very straight forward and as long as you ensure that everything is sanitized you should not have any issues. I left this in primary fermentation for a little over two weeks(18 days). After 14 days of bottle conditioning, I poured one out to try and I am very pleased. The pale ale poured out very clear, amber in color, good head retention, crisp and very drinkable. I look forward to having a few more. I would definitely recommend this kit - you won't be disappointed.
November 19, 2014