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Summer Nights Grapefruit Pale Ale - All-Grain Recipe Kit

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Come on admit it; you sang it in your head and now you're gonna go watch the movie. 

While you're watching the classic Summer musical, there's nothing better to enjoy it with than a smooth, malty, citrus-centered grapefruit pale ale. Just thinking about it makes you want to go relax at the drive-in on a warm Summer eve. This starts out as a classic American pale ale, but it is brewed and dryhopped with Citra and Mosaic hops to give it authentic grapefruit flavor. Using the technique of hopbursting- all of the hops are added late in the boil- the tropical and citrus notes that abound really shine through, along with some tart and juicy grapefruit flavors. This beer will have a strong grapefruit note to it as-is, but if you are a huge grapefruit fan, adding some dried peel (peel only, NO white pith!) along with the dry hops can give it an even bigger grapefruit punch. 

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Is this your first Homebrew Beer Recipe Kit? Check out our New to Brewing Guide to see a step by step roadmap to brewing your first batch of beer! 

Summer Nights Grapefruit Pale Ale - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions

General Info: 

  • Batch Size: 5 Gallons
  • Mash at 152ºF
  • Est. Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
  • Est. Final Gravity: 1.010-1.012 SG
  • Est. Alcohol by Volume: 5.5-5.8%
  • Bitterness: 40 IBUs
  • Estimated Color: 8.8 SRM

Malts and Adjuncts: 

  • Pale Ale
  • Light Munich
  • Caramel 60L
  • White Wheat


  • Mosaic Hop Pellets
  • Citra Hop Pellets

5 Reviews

  • 5
    True to Style

    Posted by Paul B. on Jun 30th 2019

    Recently started to buy the true to style kits from Home Brew, I really like them. Good value!

  • 5

    Posted by John on Jun 12th 2019

    I have made this many times and is always everyones favorite.

  • 4
    Summer nights pale ale

    Posted by Scott K. on Aug 11th 2018

    An easy drinking citra mosaic pale ale. Nice flavor and a refreshing summer beer.

  • 5
    Great beer.

    Posted by Wesley W. on Nov 3rd 2016

    I love this recipe. Great hop aroma and flavor while not overly bitter. My friends have enjoyed it also, even those who don't like hoppy beers.

  • 5
    Summer nights

    Posted by John on Oct 24th 2016

    This was a huge hit. Some said it's the best beer they ever had!