Cali Mountain Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Cali Mountain Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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Our Cali Mountain Pale Ale is inspired by one of the most iconic pale ales in the country: Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. This pale ale is a fairly simple recipe, consisting of ultralight malt extract, Crystal 60L, and four hop additions.  This being said, don't be fooled.  The flavors blend together perfectly, creating a complex yet easy to drink homebrew.  The bittering hop additions are Magnum and Perle which provide a clean bitterness that balances the sweetness from the Crystal 60L malt perfectly.  The aroma hop and dry hop additions are both Cascade, providing a citrus & floral aroma as fresh as the forests in California's mountains!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.052-57
  • SRM (Color Range): 8
  • IBUs: 38
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 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.
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 like this kit
Mike D on Mar 7, 2023
Like it
James B on Dec 12, 2022
I like this kit
Mike D on Mar 7, 2023
Pale Ale, one of my favorates
Valued C on Mar 3, 2023
Like it
James B on Dec 12, 2022
Had it before and liked it
Roland C on Nov 22, 2022
I always do!
Josh A on Nov 17, 2022
tried before and was extremely happy with the product
Reed F on Nov 16, 2022
It looked like a fairly simple starter kit with wide appeal.
June B on Oct 28, 2022
something new
Valued C on Oct 8, 2022
Mark W on Oct 3, 2022
One on my favorite cloe beers
Tom N on Sep 3, 2022
Great kit by itself and also lends easily to customization and use of homegrown hops
Erin Y on Sep 2, 2022
i like pale want to get back to brewing
tom f on Jul 15, 2022
Used it before and like it
James D on Jul 1, 2022
Good previous reviews.
Dean C on Jun 17, 2022
Clone to Sierra Nevada
James S on Jun 8, 2022
Tried it before. Pretty good beer.
John M on May 25, 2022
I like Pale Ale
roy r on May 7, 2022
love ales
DAN J E on May 6, 2022
Sounded good
Steve T on Mar 12, 2022
good beer
Jeff on Mar 11, 2022
Have made it before, like it.
CARTER C on Feb 28, 2022
looks good
Tom F on Feb 8, 2022
i like it
James B on Jan 29, 2022
I want to start with a clone of a beer I know I like
Charles L on Jan 22, 2022
I like Sierra Nevada
David B on Dec 3, 2021
brewed this many times. big hit!
emil o on Nov 30, 2021
I like Sierra Nevada
John W on Nov 27, 2021
I brewed this a year ago for christmas beer and it came out perfectly in bottles! Everybody liked this beer.
Roland C on Oct 27, 2021
People like beer.
Jack T on Oct 21, 2021
Used this kit before. From other source.
Pierre R on Oct 8, 2021
This beer is made of angel tears
david allred on Sep 2, 2021
My go-to pale ale. Very drinkable.
Robert M on Aug 17, 2021
a good summer brew
Kenneth C on Jul 2, 2021
tried it liked it
James B on Jul 1, 2021
One of my favorite
david allred on Jul 1, 2021
Steve M on Jun 22, 2021
Summer time awesomeness!
JEFFREY D S on Jun 10, 2021
Have a friend who loves sierra nevada. Going to see if this is an acceptable substitue
Nathan R on May 14, 2021
Great kit!
troy s on Apr 23, 2021
It's a solid ale
Bill P on Feb 8, 2021
I love Sierra Nevada Pale
Jason M on Jan 20, 2021
love it
mark g on Jan 11, 2021
Good reviews
Keil S on Jan 5, 2021
I have used prior
Dan C on Dec 22, 2020
I know my friend likes this beer. Chose DME because I think it's actually easier to handle than LME
Bruce Campbell on Dec 12, 2020
This is one of the best beers you'll ever create. I keep buying it because it is THAT delicious.
Dean H on Dec 12, 2020
Simple, and a good beer
Kenneth D on Dec 7, 2020
Valued C on Dec 1, 2020
Trying a kit
Matthew F G on Nov 19, 2020
Sierra Nevada clone?
Alex on Nov 19, 2020
Pale Ale, one of my favorates
Valued C on Mar 3, 2023
Had it before and liked it
Roland C on Nov 22, 2022
I brewed this beer today using liquid extract when do I add the final hops, how many days after pitching?
Brice Perry on Jul 11, 2023
BEST ANSWER: I have dry hopped three different ways, and they all turned out great. So, in order of preference: 1] Add to secondary fermenter for for 3-5 days; 2] add to primary fermenter after active fermentation stops for 3-5 days, or; 3] add to primary fermenter with yeast pitch and remove after active fermentation completely stops. Then keg or bottle.

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Rated 4 out of 5
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Clone
I made this Beer 6 weeks ago, just transfered into (26) - 22 oz. bottles. Easier to make with Extract, not so easy with All Grain being my 22 Qt. Pot couldn't hold 6 Ibs. of Grain. All went well, Fermated 12 Days then transfered to a Clearing Tank for 12 Days, now Bottled for 12-14 Days to Carbonate so to enjoy with Family. SG: 1.052, FG: 1.010, ABV: 7%. Now waiting to taste ! From what I did taste in the Specific Gravity Tube, it was a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
March 21, 2023
9 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
A decent brew, but certainly not a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone. Different ingredients and completely different taste.
January 6, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Cali on my mind
I jazz this recipe up with 1lb of caramel malt and secondary ferm with 2 oz of HBC 342 experimental hops. Oh S**t this is good. A little bit smoother across the tongue, a little sweet on the front, great citrus taste in the back and a wonderful aroma. It does not last and a hit at my American Legion meetings.
April 24, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit, can't beat the price.
This is a nice kit, and produced a clean, crisp and
drinkable ale... doesn't really taste like Sierra Nevada, but that's likely some issue on my end. It is still very enjoyable! A great brew kit, especially at this price.
March 30, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
cali mountain
This beer was in my opinion one of the best tasting beers I have had! not to hoppy, easy to make , smooth after taste! I recommend it!
February 12, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Bests SNPA in side by side
I had a blind side by side with a few friends and they all chose this over the SN. 'Nuff said? This is my 5th time brewing it, I stick to the recipe and try to be spot on with my hop timings and then quickly cool it down to pitching temp. I do a dry hop of 3-4 days.
Stupidly Named Pale Ale (Cali Mountain?? Really, that's the best you got?)
Stupidly Named Pale Ale (Cali Mountain?? Really, that's the best you got?)
January 21, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hoppy goodness
Clean. Hoppy without being too hoppy. The dry hopping works magic for the aroma. It smells amazing. My batch finished at 5.7%. Carbonation is spot on! This kit turned out a great pale ale. I WILL be brewing this again. If you like SNPA give this a shot, you won't be disappointed.
Strong headed. Tastes much better than it looks.
Strong headed. Tastes much better than it looks.
December 12, 2018
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
December 13, 2018
Zach R Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer
Great product tastes amazing
October 28, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Came out more like a Belgian triple but was still very good! Everyone I shared it with loved it.
July 1, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer
Last extract brew for me now that I have a Robobrew.
This is a great beer, worth making and enjoying
May 8, 2018
over 5 years ago