Powerful Patriot Ale - ARCHIVED

Powerful Patriot Ale - ARCHIVED is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 18.
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Land of the free and home of the brave. Combining two historic American beer styles with none other than the liberating flavor of Crystal hops gives you nothing short of one heck of a freedom-loving beer. Enjoy drinking while celebrating the American spirit.

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STORY:

Combining two of our best ales, this brew offers up a powerful combination of traditional flavors. Ales are known for being robust, slightly fruity and aromatic. They also tend to have a slightly higher alcohol content. So raise a pint, express your brewing patriotism and enjoy some freedom lovin’ beer!

To learn more about Pale Ales or to help you decide which Pale Ale to brew next, check out our Pale Ale Recipe Guide.

PROFILE:

This American Pale ale is well-balanced and enjoyed by hop lovers and malt lovers alike. Using Crystal hops, this beer’s hop profile more mild than the typical West Coast style pale ales. Instead of citrus or pine, these hops provide a subtle spicy, but floral flavor and aroma to balance with the additional malts.

SIMILAR TO: 

Oskar Blues – Dale’s Pale Ale
Lagunitas Brewing – Born Yesterday Pale Ale

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can American Lager Brewing Extract
  • 1 Can Classic American Light Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lids of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Crystal Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.065 (approx.) -- FG: 1.016 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 6.5%
  • SRM (Color): 4
  • IBU (Bitterness): 28
  • BJCP Style: 18. American Pale Ale - 18B. American Pale Ale

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 3 - 4 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

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Powerful Patriot Ale Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can American Lager Brewing Extract
  • 1 Can Classic American Light Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lids of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Crystal Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.065 (approx.) -- FG: 1.016 (approx.)
  • Suggested conditioning time is 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Flavor: Balanced
  • ABV (alc/vol): 6.5%
  • SRM (Color): 4
  • IBU (Bitterness): 28
  • BJCP Style: 18. American Pale Ale - 18B. American Pale Ale

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 3 - 4 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

STEP 2: BREWING


Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

    1. Remove the yeast packets from under the lids of the Brewing Extract, then place the unopened cans in hot tap water.
    2. Place the pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
    3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot, then Bring water to a boil, add in hop sack, then remove from heat
    4. Open the Brewing Extracts, pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
    5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
    6. Pour the wort, including the hop sack, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. You'll leave the hop sack in the wort for the duration of fermentation. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk. 
    7. Sprinkle both yeast packets into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
    8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 76° F (20°-25° C) and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.
    9. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.


Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks.

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process. 

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

Rated 4 out of 5 by CountdownKev from Give This One Time After brewing this batch I let it condition the recommended 4 weeks, then chilled a growler of it. I was a little disappointed at the flavor at that point though not so much that I didn't finish the bottle off! Then I read the reviews and saw that MGB John (above) recommended a couple months of conditioning. So I let it go another month. Bingo! That did the trick. Much smoother, good, rich flavor, nice foamy head that stayed. Condition, condition, condition!
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Blueshirts from Very patriotic beer ;) This brew is reminiscent of a stronger Yuengling. Somewhat sweet and hoppy at the same time with a good body and easy drinkability. Conditioned for 2 weeks before trying and it tasted unfinished . Let in condition for bout 6 weeks and now it is awesome. Bu7t be careful; its easy drinkability may lead u to drink more than u can handle cause it still packs a punch:)
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandpike from Can be refrigerated to cold initially I have an awesome batch of PPA going right now. I have some in a work fridge that is moderately cold. The taste of this brew after 4 days in fridge is awesome. I also have some in my home fridge which is much colder. Not nearly as good after 4 days in the colder fridge. Much smoother and a better head and overall taste in the warmer fridge.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Miko from Great Beer I let the brew ferment for a little over 2 weeks, conditioned in the bottle for 3-4 weeks, and in the fridge for a week. The brew was amazing. It was very smooth, malty, and was very easy to drink. I would say the taste was between a Sam Adams and a Yuengling. Excellent beer that I will brew again, worth every penny.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by OKRedLeg31 from Amped up the Power! Added a Mr. Beer booster to the recipe and WHOA! After 4-5 weeks conditioning, this is a tremendously tasty beveridge, but it'll sneak up on you! Great with summer table fare (steak, BBQ chicken, etc.)...will definitely brew this one again!
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hockey 48 from Unbelievable This was my first go at this recipe. Let condition for two weeks and one week in the refrigerator and was amazing. I think I will let the rest condition for a few more weeks. Very impressed with the outcome and will brew this one again.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by KeithTexas from Outstanding ale This Powerful Patriot recipe is one of my favorites. The tastes are much more interesting and fuller than the 1776 Ale recipe. A nice amount of hops. This is one that I'm marking for brewing again next summer.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chef007 from Great beer for great minds I just brew this recipe to try out and is awesome light roasted favor with a hint of sweet that packs a punch. Ladies and gentlemen take it easy with this one.
Date published: 2016-04-27
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