Cali Mountain Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Cali Mountain Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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  • Inspired by one of the most iconic pale ales in the country: Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. A simple recipe that creates a complex yet easy to drink brew
  • Includes Magnum and Perle hops but what really makes this recipe shine are the aroma and dry hop additions of Cascade
  • Estimated ABV: 5.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 38
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

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 2-Row malt, 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: 1.052-1.057
  • 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 grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
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I made it once before and my brother liked it
Dino F on Mar 7, 2023
Liked the first one I made
Joseph M on Jan 24, 2023
I made it once before and my brother liked it
Dino F on Mar 7, 2023
My go-to pale ale.
Randy R on Feb 3, 2023
Liked the first one I made
Joseph M on Jan 24, 2023
Ive made it before and its good!
Matt S on Jan 20, 2023
Brewery is down the street. And I wanted to compare
Anthony G on Jan 9, 2023
2nd time with this kit, excellent results the 1st time
Russ on Jan 7, 2023
I like it.
Steven Johnson on Jan 6, 2023
Brewed several times and like
steve P on Dec 27, 2022
I love this beer profile
len t on Dec 20, 2022
I wanted to buy a lite sipper
Jay F on Dec 16, 2022
Like this style of beer
Valued C on Dec 14, 2022
Renee D on Dec 8, 2022
I picked this because I had already picked my nose
Troy L on Dec 5, 2022
Valued C on Dec 2, 2022
Been a huge fan of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It was my gateway to craft beer.
Sean M on Oct 26, 2022
one of my favorite in extract and want to kick it over to all grain
Tom N on Oct 25, 2022
Love Sierra Nevada
scott t on Oct 21, 2022
Great promo price
Michael C on Oct 21, 2022
I like Sierra Nevada so I thought I would give this a ytry
Steven Johnson on Sep 23, 2022
It had good reviews
Jonathan Shaffer on Sep 15, 2022
Havent brewed in a while so wanted to use a kit to get back into the swing of things!!
W Brian T on Sep 2, 2022
Want to see how this matches the real brew
Tony S on Aug 17, 2022
JFF, see how close we get to the classic APA.
Michael Ingram on Aug 10, 2022
brewed it once before and loved it! crisp and distinctive!
Elaine K on Jul 29, 2022
It had favorable reviews.
William Rogers, Jr. on Jul 13, 2022
my favorite
steven j b on Jul 9, 2022
Jeremiah David H on Jul 8, 2022
This is my favorite beer
Patrick H on Jun 23, 2022
I wanted a lighter summer beer
Scott M on May 29, 2022
trying something new
Matthew K on Apr 16, 2022
I had it before and it is delicious
ed m on Apr 1, 2022
Brewed it before. Its very refreshing
Ginter Struzyna on Feb 1, 2022
Pale ale is my favorite beer
Joshua A on Jan 22, 2022
Finished my kegged trying brew in bag
Martin S on Jan 10, 2022
Trying something new.
Christopher C P on Jan 10, 2022
Recommended by friend
Charles F on Jan 6, 2022
brewed it before
William P. H on Dec 29, 2021
Liked from a previous purchase
william m on Dec 24, 2021
This was getting good and then tragically died in a fatal stuck tap mishap.
Eric Steadle on Dec 18, 2021
I like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Brian L on Oct 15, 2021
Looked like an easy and fun beer
Frank G on Sep 23, 2021
Had it store-bought and would like to compare
MITCHELL F on Aug 24, 2021
Randy R on Aug 17, 2021
Need a basic pale ale as I am going to add Cascde hops which I have grown to increase IBU
Robert W on Aug 5, 2021
Sounded refreshing for end of summer gathering.
Russell Gray on Aug 3, 2021
I want to see if I can clone, simpler recipe for beginner brewer.
Peter G on Jul 10, 2021
Looked like a good summer beer
Gary G on Jun 29, 2021
I like SN Pale Ale
Raymond B on Jun 24, 2021
Good kit
Curt on Jun 24, 2021
need a good light brew for summer
anthony D on May 12, 2021
My go-to pale ale.
Randy R on Feb 3, 2023
Ive made it before and its good!
Matt S on Jan 20, 2023
Are the grains individually packaged? I brew 2.5 gallon batches and it would be easier to halve the kit for each batch.
David T on Apr 25, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are. Your base grains will be separate from the specialty grains which you will find in the kit with the hops. You can easily divide the ingredients.
Would this be a good ipa to add fruit to like blackberries and raspberries? Wanting to make a more spring time / summer time flavored beers.
Daniel J Teare on Mar 14, 2023
BEST ANSWER: sure, I have brewed this, my fist all grain. good beer.

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Rated 5 out of 5
All about balance
One of (if not the) best Pale Ales I have ever made. It came out to be about 6.0 ABV, and is perfectly balanced. It almost seems on the mild side in terms of taste, but don't let that fool you. There is some nice complexity and mouthfeel that lingers, just the right amount of hoppiness for a pale ale. I almost had to question whether I added oats to the grain bill since it has such a nice creamy texture and full head that retains well after pour. But no oats, it's just so well balanced, great for anytime, any meal, any weather, any occasion. Will brew again!
December 19, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
Turned out great
About my 10th time brewing all grain and 4th different pale ale recipe. This has been the best so far for sure.
July 24, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
Cali Mountain
A great pale ale clone o Sierra Madre. This is truly in line with a traditional pale ale & I one of my standard line up for brewing
A medium body beer with excellent flavor. No for hop heads , but can be enjoyed by a number of different types of beer lovers.
April 14, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 3 out of 5
A little to bitter much more then the original.
January 20, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone - Cali Mountain (All Grain)
Drinking it now. Easy to make, good flavor. I will be buying it again.
November 28, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Not my favorite but very good
As my title states, it's not my favorite beer that I've made but I think it's really good and came out nice for me. Right around 5% abv. I just didn't have enough malt for my system to get higher and I let it sit for about 3 weeks in the primary fermenter. Can't remember how much malt comes with the kit, but I'll need to add more if I ever brew this recipe again.
November 3, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good flavor
Liked the flavor the first batch but my efficiency caused a lower gravity that resulted in a more “session-like” ABV. Bought a second time and purchased extra malt to help with gravity during the mash process.lLooking forward to it coming out of the fermenter.
June 3, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Beer to Share with Friends
Share with your friends. Everyone will love this one. Great craft beer. Check the malt temperature, and make sure it's in range, it adds nice flavor at the right temperature. I used liquid yeast on this one and will be buying this again.
September 21, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
1st All Grain Brewing
I have been homebrewing for 5 years with extracts and partial mashes. This is my first attempt at all grain brewing. I was totally satisfied with the process and the finished product. I would recommend this recipe.
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April 27, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Killed it in a week...
I've tried the extract and all grain kit. All grain is hands down much better! Once my neighbors tasted this brew my keg was gone within a week. It's a little hoppier than SNPA but that's not a bad thing. I recommend dry hopping on the shorter side, two or three days max just to minimize any grassy character from dry hopping. Definitely a brew to keep in the regular rotation. Solid pale ale with good but not quite IPA-level hop bite. It's a crowd pleaser.
May 15, 2019
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May 16, 2019
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