Honey Pale Ale by Jim Rossi (Malt Extract Kit)

Honey Pale Ale by Jim Rossi (Malt Extract Kit)

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We would not have put 3 lbs of honey with 4.5 lbs of malt extract in a pale ale, but Jim had no fear and did just that. The result - a really nice mix of malt and honey flavors. There is enough honey to make it through into the flavor. Just a little Cascade hops in the beginning and finish keep the flavor emphasis on the honey. He suggests WLP002 because it is less attenuative and leaves more malt behind.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.047-52
  • SRM (Color Range): 5-6
  • IBUs: 13-17
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.7%


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Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME



ABV %4.7
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Looked interesting
Kevin on Oct 9, 2021
want to try
Benjamin E A on May 25, 2020
Looked interesting
Kevin on Oct 9, 2021
Wife likes Pale Ales and Honey
Bryan & Jenna K on Feb 16, 2021
want to try
Benjamin E A on May 25, 2020
Have made several times. It's a great summer beer; especially when you add apricot puree.
Michael F on Apr 28, 2020
Sounds good, good reviews
Rich on Dec 10, 2019
Liked the honey stout kit, thought i would give this a try
Scott C on Oct 4, 2019
It's a nice summer beer.
Michael F on Mar 26, 2019
Third time to order this kit. Always a hit.
Alan P on Dec 27, 2018
Sounds like a great beer
Kevin R on Mar 20, 2018
honey - I've made honey ale before, just not this one - wanted to try the Rossi kit.
Andrew Pohlman on Feb 10, 2018
Wife likes Pale Ales and Honey
Bryan & Jenna K on Feb 16, 2021
Have made several times. It's a great summer beer; especially when you add apricot puree.
Michael F on Apr 28, 2020

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Rated 5 out of 5
Love this summer time brew
Great beer that is perfect for sipping during the hot summer months. The honey finish is different and noticable. People will love this beer, I promise. I made this twice now and I have enjoyed it both times. I can't say enough about the honey in this beer. Try and see what I am talking about.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic Recipe
This is the recipe that got me hooked into beer brewing. A friend invited me to help him brew, and I said that I would provided it would be a beer involving honey. I'm a beekeeper, so that's the reason for my interest. We substituted the honey that comes with the recipe with some from my own hives and the beer came out amazing. I've now bought a kit, and am brewing my own batch. Looking forward to tasting this in a few weeks.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
I made it without any changes, just straight out of the box. Had my first just a few minutes ago and loved it. Placing a second order right now. Might try a little modification this time just to hone my skills, but definitely not needed.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
My favorite beer so far!
I have made about 5 different beers, from More Beer, and this one is my favorite! It is an easy drinking, smooth ale. Not too hoppy, but there are floral scents on this brew, and a finish of honey. It is a very refreshing beer!
August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
The best honey beer I have ever had!
The late honey addition, and lots of it leaves you with a crisp, awesome beer, with unmistakable honey flavors. People who like a flavorful beer will love it. It will convert people who are not regular beer drinkers, into whiny friends (and wives) that beg you to make it again. I brewed it for my own wedding and still people remember that more than our special day. Try it... it is fantastic.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Good warm weather beer
This kit comes out great. I have brewed it twice now and both kegs have been a hit. Getting ready to brew it again on Saturday and looking forward to having it after a long hot summer day.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
We brewed this during our Brew Years Eve party, decided after 1 week in the Primary we would rack on top of 2 lbs local pitted & stemmed cherries for 2 weeks, our Hunny Cherry Pale has been a hit, We will brew again w/o cherries in 2013!
February 14, 2013