Snowy Mountains American Pale Ale All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
*Require advanced brewing equipment
The Pale Ale GO-TO Beer ------- Clone of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Recipe Style: American Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit
You have selected an all-grain beer recipe. To brew this recipe, you will require advanced brewing equipment for mashing, sparging, boiling and cooling.
What does this beer taste like?
Definitely better in your glass than in these words. Our Snowy Mountains American Pale Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit is a well-rounded and flavorful beer with a balanced blend of hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Its taste is characterized by a distinct piney and citrusy hop aroma from Cascade Hops, complemented by a subtle caramel maltiness. The finish is crisp and refreshing, leaving a pleasant hoppy aftertaste that lingers on the palate. It's a classic and enjoyable example of an American Pale Ale. 'Nuf said.
And now for the possibly funny, possibly serious, possibly irreverent flowery description....
Imagine a mountain brook cascading through the high Sierras before plummeting down a waterfall, with the mountain mist beading droplets on your chilly pint of this classic American pale ale. Now imagine this mouth-watering ale, with its clean malt flavor plummeting over your tongue and finishing with the citrusy-piney delight of Cascade hops. Can it get any better than this?
All About American Pale Ale (APA)
American Pale Ale (APA) is a beer style that originated in the United States and gained popularity in the 1980s. It's the definitive, refreshing, hop-forward beer that is characterized by its distinct American hop aroma and flavor. APAs are classically brewed with American hops such as Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook, which contribute to their pine, citrus, and floral notes, but more modern hops like Citra, Magnum and Galaxy make for an amazing twist.
American Pale Ales have a moderate to high hop bitterness, which is balanced by a light to medium malt body. The bitterness is usually in the range of 30-50 IBUs (International Bitterness Units). The malt bill of an APA is typically simple, with pale malt being the main ingredient, and sometimes supplemented by other specialty malts to add complexity and color.
American Pale Ales usually have an alcohol by volume (ABV) range of 4.5% to 6.2%. They are known for their crisp, clean finish and are a popular beer style in the craft beer industry. The style has also given rise to many variations, such as the New England IPA and the West Coast IPA, which have taken the hoppy character of the APA to new levels. When you're looking for the classic go-to beer style, the American Pale Ale is a great beer for those seeking serious refreshment in a flavorful hop-forward beer.