Dark Rock Session Series West Coast Pale Ale – Extract Beer Kit


Bold dry American Pale Ale, subtle malt to let hops shine. Simcoe and Citra hops bring bursting citrus and tropical fruit notes to aroma and taste.

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Dark Rock Session Series West Coast Pale Ale Kit

Dark Rock Session Series West Coast Pale AleA bold dry American Pale Ale with an understated malt flavour, to allow the hop flavours to shine through. Simcoe and Citra hop additions provide aroma and tastes that are bursting with notes of citrus and tropical fruits. You will need to add either a Dark Rock Pale Ale Beer Kit Enhancer (recommended) or 1Kg Brewing Sugar to make this kit.

Session Series

The new Session Range from Dark Rock Brewing takes kit brewing to a new level. High quality hopped malt extracts are matched with carefully selected blends of the freshest dry hops, to produce delicious beers with enticing aromas. These kits are simple to make and fast to clear and mature. From fermenter to glass within a month, and results which are of commercial quality. The range follows the best styles from around the world and includes a powerful West Coast APA, which packs a hoppy punch from the latest crop of Citra and Simcoe hops. From down under, there are three carefully selected styles; a New Zealand Pilsner, New Zealand Riwaka Pale Ale, and an Aussie Gold Ale. They are true to the Southern Hemisphere styles. An English Amber Ale and Canadian Craft Ale provide a more traditional amber style, with hops that are true to the malts, to provide a balanced moreish taste. Finally, a newer style, which is set to be a trendsetter is the India Pale Lager. The IPL uses Motueka and Simcoe hops to produce a hybrid style which is a cross between a lager and IPA. The result is a refreshing lager with a delicate hoppy taste and aroma. Perfect for summer barbeques and to compliment curry evenings. These kits are dead easy to make and produce beer as good as you can buy in a pub for around 40p per pint. With value like that, what’s not to like.


To make this kit, you will either need 1Kg Brewing Sugar or 1Kg Pale Beer Kit Enhancer (Preferred). Later, you will also need sugar or carbonation drops to prime the keg or bottles for the secondary fermentation. We also advise using finings like Starbrite to ensure your lager clears quickly and the sediment sticks to the bottom on the bottle or keg.


  • Kit weight: 1.8 kg
  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 4.5%
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1.008 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 7 days (approx)
  • Conditioning time: 3 weeks


Additional information

Weight 1.8 kg

Beer strength

4.1% – 5%

Beer style

7 reviews for Dark Rock Session Series West Coast Pale Ale – Extract Beer Kit

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 7 reviews)
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17 September 2022

Best one tin kit around. Beats a lot of premium kits.

12 May 2021

Brilliant kit. Very enjoyable pale ale will definitely brew this one again.

12 May 2021

best one tin kit I’ve brewed ,used the pale ale enhancer with this kit makes a really nice easy drinking pale ale worth the money comes with loads of hop pellets as well !

18 March 2021

Used with Pale Ale Enhancer, this is probably the best single can malt extract kit I’ve used. A light coloured refreshing ale, full of a citra and simcoe kick is perfect for a BBQ. The amount of hops included for the dry hop are at least twice as much as any single kit I’ve had, too.

17 July 2020

Wow. This is by far the best beer, from a kit, that you will make. The hops and malt are perfectly balanced. A real triumph from Dark Rock.

The hops in a bag make it real easy for dry hopping.

Well done to Dark Rock for producing a champion beer.



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