American Pale Ale II | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

American Pale Ale II | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Our OG American Pale Ale recipe with the malt and hop character kicked up a notch
  • Includes Magnum, Cascade and Willamette hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5.3%
  • Estimated IBUs: 57
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

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.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.052-56
  • SRM (Color Range): 9
  • IBUs: 57
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.3%


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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I have been very happy with this product from previous orders.
Orde C on Jan 11, 2023
Have bought before and really liked it.
Orde C on Dec 28, 2022
I have been very happy with this product from previous orders.
Orde C on Jan 11, 2023
My favorite and most consistent pale ale.
richard f on Dec 29, 2022
Have bought before and really liked it.
Orde C on Dec 28, 2022
Good beer
Charles W on Aug 29, 2022
Great Taste
Jim D on Aug 18, 2022
Our favorite hops
Randy M on Jul 25, 2022
Combo of Cascade and Willamette hops! Yummy.
Scott B on Jun 30, 2022
Good reviews
Zachariah R on Jun 30, 2022
Love a good IPA, I have not brewed this one yet and the promotional deal was nice.
Ken Van B on Jun 30, 2022
Good stuff
david allred on Mar 12, 2022
Brice B on Dec 29, 2021
good reviews
Eugene W on May 18, 2021
to give it a try
Michael C on Oct 26, 2020
American standard
Normand L on Aug 5, 2020
Walter G on Jun 23, 2020
I haven't tried this one yet, and reviews are positive
CJ on Jun 11, 2020
4th of july
Skyler N on May 23, 2020
Gotta try it
Dean H on May 7, 2020
I got it with my starter kit and really liked it
Mike T on Apr 28, 2020
KEVIN D on Apr 14, 2020
I like it
Marge on Apr 1, 2020
To brew a beer with special ingredient.
Derek C on Feb 20, 2020
I have brewed before and llike it.
James B on Jan 17, 2020
Wanted to brew a pale good reviews
ERIC M on Jan 7, 2020
Always turns great.
Daniela N on Jan 6, 2020
I run two taps and like a light beer in the keg
Brian C. on Nov 22, 2019
this was my first brew and it was great
Melvin Smith J on Nov 14, 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 McClure 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
My favorite and most consistent pale ale.
richard f on Dec 29, 2022
Good beer
Charles W on Aug 29, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Bubble bubble
We had ordered this a while back and decided to make some because we ran out of the glass lake pale ale, which by the way was incredible, It’s a great kit easy to use and if you follow the directions, guaranteed success. While cooking up the wart and getting my last bag of hops out I accidentally left one in until cool down. I set the bag of malt down to remove the lid From my cooker and looked down to pick it up and it had fallen over and lost a little onto the concrete. Be careful where you set your malt down… The rest of it went well and cooled quickly, put it into the fermenter and took the specific gravity which ended up at 1.062, projected high was 1.057. It sat fairly and active for a few hours so I ran to town and came back. I noticed that the bubbler seem to be Suspended in mid air and saw that the fluid was milky. I had walked in at the beginning of the blowup and began setting up for an overflow. I removed one of my old bubblers from the brew box and hooked it up to a half inch taygon hose and put it all in the sterilizing bath. Filled a 1 gallon pitcher about half full and installed the replacement bubbler and proceeded to give over onto my living room carpet LOL refilled my overflow tank and it was a continuous stream of bubbles coming from the fermenter nonstop. This is 24 hours later and the fermenter is full of foam and still bubbling continuously. I think it’s going to be some good beer.
October 17, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Response from MoreFlavor
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May 28, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Rated 4 out of 5
Goes down way too easy
Great flavor, easy to brew and easier to drink.
December 9, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This was my first attempt at 5 gallon extract batch. Simple instructions. Beer was unbelievably good!
July 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 4 out of 5
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
Rated 4 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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