American Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

American Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Light colored, hoppy Pale Ale that puts the beloved Cascade hop on full display
  • Includes Magnum and Cascade hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 53-57
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Uncle Sam wants YOU to brew this beer! Our American Ale kit produces a light colored, hoppy Pale Ale that puts the beloved Cascade hop on full display. With just a touch of Crystal malt, the hop character is really allowed to shine. Cascade hops are one of the classic American hop varieties, and we love them for their citrus, grapefruit character. You'll find that American Ale is light in color but not in flavor!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.045-50
  • SRM (Color Range): 9
  • IBUs: 53-57
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.
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It is Beer
James on Mar 7, 2023
I liked it the first time.
Marty on Dec 16, 2022
It is Beer
James on Mar 7, 2023
ORVILLE C on Jan 6, 2023
I liked it the first time.
Marty on Dec 16, 2022
try a new beer
robert m on Dec 12, 2022
first time trying
Brian S on Dec 2, 2022
it's a good beer
Robert N T on Nov 10, 2022
Entering Competition
Robert M on Oct 18, 2022
I love America
Zach G on Oct 11, 2022
looking for a kit similar to a cream ale
Tom N on Sep 3, 2022
we like it
JASON G. on Aug 1, 2022
Frank S on Apr 13, 2022
Try something new
Mike S on Apr 7, 2022
Had it before, really good
Jason N on Feb 1, 2022
First beer I brewed and it came out excellent
Carmelo P on Jan 22, 2022
We have had it before and like it
ORVILLE C on Jan 22, 2022
Used before. Wife loves it. Only beer she wants me to brew.
Alan M on Jan 11, 2022
Love this kit. I haven’t brewed it in a couple years and feel overdue.
Mike D on Dec 17, 2021
reviews and price
DARREN E on Dec 2, 2021
I picked this kit because I have not made a good old fashioned ale in several years.
Glennn S on Nov 19, 2021
based on review and ale kit
Gary W on Aug 20, 2021
consistently delicious, my house recipe that I like to play around with (e.g. yeast, adding fruit, different hops, etc.)
Thomas B on May 29, 2021
I’m going to add some home made maple syrup to it
Steve B on May 25, 2021
I bouth a beer kit and this product came to make beer and it liked it a lot
Joaquin Campos Moy U on May 20, 2021
Great for summer
Lynn S on May 11, 2021
one of my favorites
Tim Roscher on May 11, 2021
Deland H on May 6, 2021
past history and the other kit I wanted wouldn't make it here to brew this weekend
Tammy L B on Mar 16, 2021
I knew this recipe when I bought the starters kit
Dorian C on Mar 12, 2021
Looking for a good pale recipe I can tweak.
Michael R on Jan 30, 2021
I like this type of beer. The price is good.
Hoyt C on Jan 27, 2021
It's delicious bro.
Dean H on Nov 7, 2020
I’ve had it before and it is delicious!
Cody R on Nov 5, 2020
Sounds tasty
Andrew W on Oct 20, 2020
I've made it before and it seems to be what people like the most
Samuel A H on Oct 5, 2020
had it before loved it
Philip M on Sep 3, 2020
Made it before and loved it
Joseph D on Aug 23, 2020
Price x skill level x ABV
Andrew j h on Aug 21, 2020
Trying a simple summer beer
Corcoran on Aug 6, 2020
Previously brewed this and enjoyed it a lot
Skeet B on Jul 29, 2020
Good price
Alan D on Jul 18, 2020
my favorite all around beer
Raymond M on Jul 16, 2020
Anthony T on Jul 10, 2020
Low alcohol, high flavor
Kevin K on Jul 1, 2020
my son made a batch of this and everyone liked it
steven r p on Jun 18, 2020
my favorite, mix with honey
Tim Roscher on Jun 16, 2020
Can control amount of extract yet have most ingredients.
ARTHUR S. on Jun 1, 2020
Had it before and loved it
John A. L on Apr 27, 2020
Nostalgia. First beer brewed with y'all and getting back into it.
Jennifer C on Apr 22, 2020
I like it
David Ramirez on Feb 10, 2020
I like this kit, plus I can modify to suit me taste
Tim Roscher on Feb 3, 2020
ORVILLE C on Jan 6, 2023
try a new beer
robert m on Dec 12, 2022
Does the DME kit have 7 lbs. of DME or do drop it back to 6lbs. to equal 7 lbs.LME OG.?
Joel Bornhoft on Jun 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I can confirm that the DME kit comes with 6lbs and the LME kit comes with 7lbs.

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Rated 5 out of 5
First beer I brewed on my extract homebrew setup. Easy beer for someone still learning and tastes pretty good too!
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November 19, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
Quality brew
Good beer. I was skeptical about this one because it fermented so fast and vigorously. 3 days with Cali yeast. So fast that I began to wonder if it was really finished or did I let the yeast get too hot? My garage got up into the upper 70s. Came free with the premium kit with kegging equipment so I wasn't expecting much and was unsure how it would turn out. Brewed this on Memorial Day and very pleased with the results.
Good color. LME. Great taste. Solid
Good color. LME. Great taste. Solid
June 16, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
I really enjoyed this beer! I want to make it again someday.
December 14, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
American Ale
Really like this beer. This is just a good beer. Not too hoppy at all. We've made it twice, and it's been 5% alcohol. It says it's supposed to be light in color, but both times its been more of a medium color. If you are not an IPA fan, this is a great choice.
mmm, beer
mmm, beer
August 23, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great starter kit - really good.
I made the LME American Ale kit and it turned out great. Fermented 5 days @ 68F, rested for a week, shot it with CO2 and enjoyed! So easy and so good.
November 25, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The Kit came with the homebrew deluxe package I bought and was my first ever brew. Just popped the first bottle and it came out great. Everything was simple and easy to follow. This kit kickstarted my obsession into this hobby and I would recommend it for someone looking to brew an easy and tasty pale ale.
November 29, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Simple recipe with a great taste
American Ale
American Ale
August 11, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great beer kit!
I use this kit for making flavored beer. Currently apricot. Simple and easy. It's been less then 24 hours and I already have fermentation!!!
June 30, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome Ale!
A wonderul, well flavored Ale. Just the right bite for us.
June 16, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great Extract Beer
This was included with my homebrew starter kit. The included instructions were easy to follow, and my brew day went smoothly. The only good place I had to ferment my beer was my basement, which is a bit cooler (~62F) than recommended, so it took about 10 days for fermentation to finish up. I left it on the trub for another 2 weeks before bottling with the included priming sugar.

The resulting beer is delicious and fruity and pours with a nice head. It is a little more bitter than I usually prefer, but that is probably just me. I found adding about a tablespoon of lemonade concentrate to the glass before pouring makes a decent faux-shandy.

I look forward to buying this one again and using it to experiment with different hop additions.
February 23, 2020