I saw the recipe for Richard McLain's Lara Pale Ale on the AHA website (http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/LaraPaleAleAmericanPaleAle), and I thought it looked interesting. I plugged it into BeerAlchemy, and it came out with only 16 IBUs. So, I tried it in BrewPal and I got 16 IBUs (or 20 IBUs if I use Rager instead of Tinseth).
I'm not worried about a few IBUs here or there, but the low end for an APA is usually around 30 IBUs, right? 16 IBUs seems significantly lower than I was expecting.
I've actually been looking for a maltier pale ale, so I think this might be recipe I'm looking to try.
But I'm just wondering if I'm missing something, or if the recipe is missing an addition, or maybe a typo on the bittering addition or something like that.
Am I missing something? Any thoughts?