Originally Posted by dcp27
thats an awful lot of crystal for an IPA, id at least half it.
are you not dry hopping it?
Really? I don't see that as being too much. It is on the far end of OK in my opinion. Besides, this is a first recipe. Some experience with crystal malts is a good thing to give a brewer the sense of how it affects the beer.
If you really want to learn what malts taste like in beer, try brewing up the same recipe with ONLY base malts.
EDIT: in this way you'd have a side by side comparison.