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Amber Waves - West Coast Ale Extract Recipe Kit

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Our Amber Waves West Coast-style American Amber is one of our staff's favorite recipes, and features Caramel 40L/80L, and Light Munich malts along with light dry malt extract. The Cascade and Magnum hops will greatly compliment the malts and result in a "hoppier" beer than a traditional American Amber, and is commonly referred to as an "American Red". 

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Amber Waves - Extract Recipe Kit Instructions


Style Overview: 
The American Amber style is a close relative of Irish Red Ales, and is a favorite among brewers who prefer it's more robust body and mouthfeel, along with it's ample use of American hops used for flavoring and aroma. 

General Info: 

  • Batch Size: 5 Gallons
  • Mash at 152
  • Est. Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
  • Est. Final Gravity: 1.010-1.016 SG
  • Est. Alcohol by Vol: 5.5%
  • Bitterness: 37.3 IBUs


  • Light Dry Malt Extract
  • Light Munich
  • Caramel 40L
  • Caramel 80L


  • German Magnum Hop Pellets
  • Cascade Hop Pellets

2 Reviews

  • 4
    Bitter Ale

    Posted by TonyMBaker on Apr 10th 2018

    This was my third recipe kit purchased here. I am happy with the quality and the instructions. It was easy to brew and the batch turned out good. I agreee with another brewer that ther is not much head, but that could have to do with the amount of carbonation surar I used in bottling. I tend to err on the side of caution. I personally found the ale more bitter than I prefer, but Beersmith shows it is right on where it should be. Overall a completely drinkable beer.

  • 5
    Hoppy Amber Ale - Great Taste

    Posted by kskm497 on Oct 4th 2016

    I ordered this along with the American Amble Ale and both turned out great. We have been sipping strong during gameday!!! Quick shipping, organized, instructions were really easy to follow. This kit was utilized on my first brew day and we made four different kits. ( I am on batch 30 something at this point and keeping the pipe full )

    Overall taste is initially starts with the normal Amberesque caramel malt flavoring, then finishes with the cascade really nicely on the backend. We used a secondary and irish moss and it came out pretty clear. If I could have added one thing, it would have been something for head retention. Other than that, a great beer!

    After polling about 10-15 people for both the Amble Ale and this American Amber West Coast style, they typically prefer the West Coast if they are a hop lover and the Amble if they aren't.

    Hope this review helps.