Help me craft the perfect (All Grain) IPA for my taste. Ive brewed about 20 all-grain IPAs and I can get close, but the house IPA still eludes me. I can get virtually any brewing ingredient, and cost is not an issue (yay group buys).
Here is how I would describe it:
Aroma: lots of Pine and Citrus, resiny, possibly some malt. Very little or no yeast esters. Perfume-y notes from the hops are acceptable but not needed.
Flavour: Balanced, clean bitterness, must be malt-forward* with slight sweetness, and a hint of roastiness, and then have lots of pine + citrus, some spiciness is fine but not required.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied, resiny, smooth
Overall: Not a hop bomb, but sufficiently bitter to be balanced, a feast in a glass.
ABV = 6+%
*In terms of malt forward, for commercial examples, I love the Sebago Full Throttle, but want to avoid the medicinal / cloying character of the Harpoon Leviathan IIPA.