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Southern Cross APA (Australian Pale Ale)

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Southern Cross APA (Australian Pale Ale)

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Beer Style: American IPA  (14B)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

American IPA
Beer Color


This is more of an Australian Pale Ale rather then an American one, with the difference being the hops used as the Topaz and Galaxy hops in this recipe are Australian grown and produce fruitier falvours.
This beer was my first fermenting at a higher temp range (22 degrees Celsius) and my first using multiple hops. Overall it has a nice bitter hoppy taste with lots of fruity and citrus flavours and a pleasant tropical scent. Overall one of my favourate brews by far.


  • Coopers Australian Pale Ale extract (1.3kg)
  • 1kg pale DME
  • 500g Dexterous
  • 15g topaz hops (60 min)
  • 15g galaxy hops (40 min)
  • 15g Citra hops (20 min)
  • 5g galaxy hops (5 min)
  • Wyeast 1272 Ale II OR US-05 Safale yeast

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes
Primary Ferment: 7 days (roughly)
Secondary Ferment: None

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.040
Final Gravity: 1.006
Alcohol by Vol: 4.5%
Color SRM: 4.0  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 55
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Simply brew like a regular extract recipe (bringing water to a boil, adding extracts and sugars and bringing to a boil to achieve hot break). Add the topaz hops at the 60 min mark, the galaxy at the 40 min mark and the citra at the 20 min mark. Finish with galaxy hops at the 5 min mark.
Ferment until completed and bottle. Use whatever bottling and priming method you prefer and allow to condition to 2-3 weeks.
Preferably use Wyeast 1272 Ale II yeast as it gives a fruitier finish but if you dont have access to it (such as myself), US-05 Safale is a good substitute.