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Summer Nights Grapefruit Pale Ale - Extract 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 road-map to brewing your first batch of beer!

Summer Nights Grapefruit Pale Ale - Extract 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

3 Reviews

  • 5
    Awesome beer!

    Posted by Dustin on Dec 6th 2018

    Just the perfect beer to keep on hand at all times. I keep two kegs and this is in one all the time. Friends and family love it.

  • 5
    Summer Nights - Light and Hoppy

    Posted by Joshua C. on Aug 3rd 2018

    Great summer beer, I added some grapefruit peel to the dry hopping process and it is delicious!

  • 5
    Easy and fun brew!

    Posted by Colby M. on Jun 30th 2016

    If you want a out of the ordinary brew. This is the one!