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Left Coast Pale Ale by Phil Montalbano (Malt Extract Kit)

Left Coast Pale Ale by Phil Montalbano (Malt Extract Kit)

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Phil created this recipe in an effort to stop his long, slow spiral into fruity, phenolic, sour beers that began to populate his fermenters and kegs back in 1998. Honestly, Phil seriously contemplated throwing gummy bears into his brew and realized it was time to step back, look around, sober up, and grab a classic West Coast pale ale.

This beer is dominated by the wonderful AMARILLO® hop that is known for having a citrus/orange flavor. The Left Coast Pale has been brewed many times over as a house favorite during the Fermentation Frenzy shop era (Los Altos, CA circa 1997-2007). Try it, you'll like it. And, unfortunately, so will your friends.

Phil recommends for an even more pronounced hop nose and flavor you add an additional 1oz of AMARILLO® hops to the fermenter as a dry hop addition (not included with kit).

Target OG -- 1.050-1.055
Est. SRM -- 11-14
Est. IBU's -- 50-55
Est. ABV % -- 5-5.5

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 Ale
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

AMARILLO® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

Item # KIT680
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Availability California - Out Of Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 10 LBS
ABV %5.3
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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Wanted to brew a west coast ale,
Matthew S on Feb 13, 2020
Wanted to brew a west coast ale,
Matthew S on Feb 13, 2020

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I made this beer over 2 months ago. I just cracked the first one on must say cheers it’s very good. Let me make another batch
September 28, 2019
Good but won't brew again
I brewed this kit and a fellow home brewer did the same kit but with an Amarillo dry hop addition. Both were good but we both stated we would not brew again. I enjoyed the dry hopped version more. I think we both expected more of a hop punch to it.
November 14, 2014
Definitely a crowd pleaser! Nice classic example of a California Pale Ale. I will be making this again!
May 7, 2013
I brew a kit pretty much every other weekend. This beer has become a "repeater". If you like the straight forward taste of American/ California type ales you'll likely like this one. MB, great company jm
January 24, 2013