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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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Description

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. 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.
 

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

 



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

ABV %5.3
IBU53
SRM12
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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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
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
Definitely a crowd pleaser! Nice classic example of a California Pale Ale. I will be making this again!
May 7, 2013
Yum
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