First, I should say that I don't post here much, but I have really learned a lot from the forum. I make blondes. milds. bitters, lagers, ambers, and stouts. Pretty much like all beers. I do all grain.
So to the point, I have tryed some IPAs (Founder All Day IPA and Bell's Two Hearted) and am developing more of a taste for hoppier beers. I want to make a batch but want to make more of a crossover beer relative to hop flavor. Don't want a face puncher or a taste bud killer. Something just a little less than the two examples. So could I take NB's Dead Ringer and cut back the flavor and aroma hops by half or so and still have a reasonable beer thats balanced? Or do I take a good Pale Ale recipe and increase the flavor and aroma hops by 25 percent and try to work my way up?
Hope this makes some sense, and any advice or recipes would be appreciated.