Drakes Brewing IPA | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Drakes Brewing IPA | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • This BrewMaster Series kit was scaled down to a homebrew batch size in collaboration with the brewmasters at Drakes Brewing Company
  • Clean, crisp malt character backed by six hop additions
  • Includes Cascade, Magnum, and Columbus hops
  • Estimated ABV: 7%
  • Estimated IBUs: 51-55
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Rodger Davis former brewer of Drakes Brewing Co., San Leandro, California.

Another brewer that got his start at home - Rodger has been a homebrewer since 1991, and a commercial brewer since 1996. After taking the Eight - week course at Siebel, Rodger was brewing at a few places in the Bay Area until he settled down at Drakes in 2002. Since then he has been keeping the awards and praises rolling into Drakes with their flagship IPA, which took Gold in 2002 at the Great American Beer Festival. Drakes Brewing has been around since 1989, and is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest breweries. Their attention to detail and their commitment to making great beer is evident in each batch that rolls out of the brewery. Definitely another 'must' for any beer fan visiting the Bay Area. Until then, find out more about Drake's at www.drinkdrakes.com.

One of the best examples of a West Coast IPA that you can find on the market. It has a clean, crisp malt character backed by tons of hops - 6 additions in all! Somehow, the hops aren't too over the top and don't squash the malt as one might think from just looking at the recipe. This IPA is one that we have been asked to clone over the years, and we are excited to offer it straight from the brewers log book. Not over the top like some IPA's can be, Drakes is one beer to search for. Rodger recommends using White Labs California Yeast, WLP001.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.065-69
  • SRM (Color Range): 11
  • IBUs: 51-55
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 7%

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 am familiar with Drakes and want to brew an IPA this time
Valued C on Jul 19, 2022
I like drakes ipa wana do a side by side
Robert Ramirez K on May 11, 2022
I am familiar with Drakes and want to brew an IPA this time
Valued C on Jul 19, 2022
Reviews looked good
Joanna M on Jun 21, 2022
I like drakes ipa wana do a side by side
Robert Ramirez K on May 11, 2022
Reliably good.
Alex P on Apr 2, 2021
Bought it before and it made great tasting beer!
Paul Y on Jan 28, 2021
Great IPA! Best I've tried so far!
Murray W on Jan 9, 2021
Local favorite
Katina P on Nov 13, 2020
It's a nice IPA and I enjoy drinking it.
Vaughn G on Nov 7, 2020
Tried it once and really liked it!
Vaughn G on Sep 24, 2020
Excellent kit. I made it before
Joel P on May 22, 2020
Like the original
Ryan L on Apr 22, 2020
Just made a dark beer, wanted variety. We like local IPAs
Heidi H on Dec 18, 2019
Trying something new
Gary G on Dec 4, 2019
want a good IPA kit
Scott A Y on Aug 28, 2019
I like ipa beers
Bryan A on Aug 28, 2019
An IPA I haven't tried yet
Valued C on May 21, 2019
It's a great beer.
Alex P on Oct 30, 2018
read the reviews sounded good
Gary W on Sep 25, 2018
like the taste
mylo s on Aug 28, 2018
Never tried it, like IPA
William A on Mar 16, 2018
Great reviews, Drake’s IPA is a good brew
Harlan S Coomes on Feb 20, 2018
Reviews looked good
Joanna M on Jun 21, 2022
Reliably good.
Alex P on Apr 2, 2021

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Came out really good. Tastes just like Lagunitas IPA. Whether that’s good or bad is up to you. I liked it!
July 28, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Slight metallic taste
June 30, 2020
over 4 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you for your review. The metallic taste you have in your batch may not be related to the ingredients themselves. We want you to always make the best beer possible, so it could help to view your local water report to see if there is a high concentration of iron. Water companies will usually switch sources throughout the year, so your water will not always be consistent. Other than that you may need to condition some of your metal brewing equipment. You can do this with an acid solution made from an acid sanitizer and small amount of water or even by simply boiling water in the kettle (putting your other stainless pieces in there too) as a final cleaning step. Hope any of that helps. Cheers!
July 1, 2020
Malcolm lieban
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Brew
This is a hit. The description is on the money. Smooth with nice citrus aromas and a good hoppy flavor without being bitter. Great feedback from friends. If you are comparing a Drake's IPA side by side, the kit is darker in color, with the flavor and aroma qualities very similar. I used the White Labs California yeast pitched direct, and dry hopped for 5 days in the primary starting at near the end of fermentation. Final gravity came out at 1.016. I had expected it to be lower, maybe a yeast starter next time?
April 25, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A house favorite for all seasons
I cannot keep this beer in my stores - once it is ready to drink, it goes quick! Very rich and smooth and not over the top bitter. I've had it winter, spring and summer, so now it's time for my fall batch.
September 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer!
I jumped on the MoreBeer webpage to order another kit, maybe two, but decided to add a review first. I have had it bottled for 3 weeks, and the plan was to let it sit another week, break it out when the kids are here for Christmas. But, I wanted a sample, so I chilled one bottle just to satisfy my curiosity. It was absolutely a pleasure to drink. I do not belief you'll regret trying this kit! Now....back to my ordering!
December 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Great recipe, will absolutely make this again.
High on the alcohol and hoppiness, but this turned out a great beer. If you are a true hop-head you could dry hop a bit longer than the recipe calls for, but for me 7 days of hops in the secondary was perfect.
August 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
Good IPA
I like this IPA pretty well but I am not on the "best IPA EVER" train. Its preference though I guess. Its a good recipe and the beer comes out nice.
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome Beer
Great beer, hard to mess up... One of the best beers I've made to date. Going to be a House regular from now on. Not to overpowering with hops... Nice smooth taste.
May 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
Very Good IPA
Very flavorful IPA. It was an enjoyable beer!
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
great ipa
this is the best beer i have made to date, i will be ordering this beer again and again.
December 8, 2013