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Drake’s Alpha Session Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Drake's Alpha Session Ale Clone
Drake's Alpha Session Ale Clone
Drake's Alpha Session Ale Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Session Style American Pale Ale
Target ABV: 3.8%
Target IBUs: 50
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Posted August 13, 2013 by


All Grain Session-Style American Pale Ale Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a Session Style American Pale Ale, similar to Drake’s Alpha Session. Low ABV pale ale with bold hoppy flavors and moderately high hop bitterness. Light nutty malt and sweet malt flavors. A quick brew which can be ready to drink in 3 weeks.



4 lbs Maris Otter

3 lbs Pale 2-row

10 oz. Crystal 45

Hops (Pellets)

1/2 oz. Bravo 15%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Citra 11%a, 15 minutes

1/2 oz. Citra 11%a, 5 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast

Dry-Hops: 1/2 oz. Simcoe, 1/2 oz. El Dorado


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 2-3 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.,

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