I am trying to formulate an easy to drink IPA recipe and would like thoughts on what I have here so far, in particular the hop timing and additions.
Looking for something around 6% ABV and probably in the neighborhood of 60 IBUs. Something that has some bitterness, but great hop flavor (so plenty of later hop additions). I like some of the fruity'ish IPA hops that have been used lately but sometimes they can be just a tad too much one side of the pendulum (too fruity and not enough bitterness). I am not wild about the super bitter straight pine IPAs. Hope Flavor and Aroma = GOOD. Healthy bitterness to balance it out is also good... Well balanced is great, and my goal.
A note on the malt. It's all from Mecca Grade here in Oregon. Trying something with no crystal. Mostly Pelton - their Pilsner malt...but some of their Vanora (Vienna) and Metolius (Munich). And 5% of their Shaniko (White Wheat) added for body and head... That is the thought anyhow. I brewed an IPA last spring to mimic a Deschutes IPA and it was pretty good but some thought it was a little too sweet.
Anyhow, haven't brewed many IPAs (only one, in fact) and would like to get some input on this... Thanks in advance!
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