• India Pale Ale Home Brewing Beer Kit

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Item #: K12
Our Price: $36.99
In Stock, Will Ship On 06/08/2020.

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India Pale Ale was first brewed by the British in the late 19th century as a stronger version of their pale ale. With enough alcohol and hop oil (natural preservatives) to survive the long sea voyage to their then colony of India, India Pale Ale arrived in fine shape to slake the thirst and warm the senses of transplanted Britishers, who found themselves in a hot and dusty land without a pub in sight. Alcohol: 5.1%, IBU's 46.

Includes 8 3/4 lbs. of our blended malt extract, English Fuggle and Hallertau hops, 125 ml of liquid ale yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons of hearty ale with a starting gravity of at least 1.054. Ease of Brewing: Beginner

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

This shows our India Pale Ale after 4 weeks in the bottle.


Average Rating:
(based on 24 reviews)

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by Robert
on 5/21/2016
from Olympia
First Beer Brewed
This was the first beer I ever brewed. It's a good one. You can certainly replace the priming sugar / bottling process for a keg, which is actually much easier and time saving in my opinion. But whichever you choose, this recipe is nice. 
by John Keyes
on 9/12/2014
from N C
2bad batches
My first batch of India pale  ale was good . 2subsequent batches were terrible.  The last batch was so bad I poured the whole thing down the drain after my wife agreed it was unthinkable.
by Emmertainer
on 4/13/2013
from Carthage
good beer
All of my friends liked this beer (even ones that don't care for IPA's).  I thought it was good at best and it was not what I was expecting.  I was told this is more of a "traditional" style English IPA, while I am used to a more Americanized, hoppy IPA.  The last kit I did was Wms. American IPA, which was very good and I'd recommend that over this one.  I won't do this one again, but none of the beer is going to waste, either.
by John
on 10/6/2012
from Rhinelander
Very Nice Beer!
This beer has grown on me!  I've got it kegged and I'm really gonna' miss it when its gone...and yes...I'll brew it again!

Its nicely balanced...maybe a bit more "malty" than I'm used to in an IPA...and it does lack hop "bitterness" that I tend to associate with the style...but wow...its good! 

This was my first Williams Brewing kit...and I was pleased...very nicely packaged, clear instructions, etcc.
by Robert
on 4/7/2012
from North Reading
Super beginner Brew
This was my first brew, and it was a big hit.  This became the go to beer in the house.  The FG stayed a bit higher that noted even though secondary fermented.  Popular acclaim in the family has a second kit to be ready when the warm weather hits.
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3/30/2020 4:13:21 PM
checked out a dozen or so kits, out of stock....is there a reason?
Huge demand the past few days, we should be back in stock by Thursday or Friday.
Tom Z.
4/29/2017 7:24:06 PM
Should I really use 3-4 gallons of water to start with?? I have a 10 gallon kettle and can easily accommodate the 6-7 gallons required to be left with 5 gallons at the end. What would you recommend? Starting with less water seems odd.
If you have a large kettle, start with 5½  gallons. You will end up with 4½ to 5 gallons, if under the 5 gallon mark, add water to make 5 gallons.
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