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Sunset Pale Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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There comes a time in every homebrewer's day, where you finish work, come home, and want to relax. We've found this is an enjoyable practice, but even with the game on, the shoes off, and the recliner reclined, there is still something missing.

Enter Sunset Pale Ale: The Ultimate Beer For Relaxing.  You may not have known that there is an "ultimate beer for relaxing", but don't worry, you do now!  Something about the mellow mouthfeel, balanced bitterness, and soothing Amarillo aroma that makes you feel like you're on a beach somewhere, watching the sunset.  Brew yourself a batch of our Sunset Pale Ale: The Ultimate Beer For Relaxing!

Based on one of our favorite summer beers, Deschutes Twilight, this recipe features four differet hops for complexity, Northern Brewer, Tettnanger, Cascade and Amarillo.  An extra ounce of Amarillo is included for dry hopping which really makes this beer. The coppery"sunset" color is achieved with Carastan malt imported from England.

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled unless otherwise requested at the time of purchase.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship


ABV %4.9
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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its a great kit
Ryan C on Jun 12, 2018
this seemed like a simple pale ale
Peter S on Apr 7, 2018
its a great kit
Ryan C on Jun 12, 2018
Sounded good
Joe S on May 5, 2018
this seemed like a simple pale ale
Peter S on Apr 7, 2018
Sounded good
Joe S on May 5, 2018
I dont know about these calulations with the ingredients here. My system has a low IBU 6.6% Pale. An online calculator came up with a 5.7% low IBU beer... Maybe this needs updating?
Ben Benesh on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Ben - We typically underscore efficiency in our kits for those just getting started in homebrewing.
does this come with the yeast or is that a separate purchase requirement?
Jerry Lindsay on Mar 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, this kit does not include yeast. We do recommend these yeasts.
Yeast (Liquid) - Wyeast (American) - 1056
Yeast (Liquid) - Wyeast (American) - 1056
Fermentis Dry Yeast - Safale US-05 (11.5 g)
Fermentis Dry Yeast - Safale US-05 (11.5 g)
White Labs - California Ale
White Labs - California Ale

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My co-brewer and I have brewed this recipe twice and have unfortunately disappointed in the result each time. The carbonation and nice white head were fine. We wish that the color had a bit of red/orange in it to go along with the name but the biggest disappointment for us was the lack of the "WOW" factor in the resulting flavor. In our opinion and others who drank this it came across a "bland" or "lack luster" compared to other pale ales we have brewed. For us we will pass on this one.
August 2, 2018
5 months ago
This is a very good ale, we have brewed it a couple of times and it has turned out great. Love the color and the flavors, this was a crowd favorite.
February 22, 2018
9 months ago
Balanced hop bitterness with bright aromas
I was looking to increasing the hop aromas in my beer without going into IPA territory. For what it's worth, the calculated IBU was going to be in the 45 range so I was concerned about being too bitter. IBUs or not, I was super happy with the way the beer turned out - a very nice aroma with a balanced but assertive hop bitterness offsetting the malt. Definitely putting this one on the rotation.
February 12, 2018
9 months ago
Very enjoyable
I brewed this as BIAB on August 1st and it was bottled August 16th with a dash of orange extract and steeped earl grey extra bergamot tea. I also mashed it warmer than suggested to help the malt flavor. Yeast was BRY-97. Everyone liked it.
October 30, 2016
Kegged this for a party I had and got lots of good compliments. I brewed this thinking it would be a good compromise for my light beer drinking friends and was very impressed w/ it's taste. Will definitely buy again.
July 22, 2015