One thing I have seen failed to be mentioned in this chain is the hop schedule itself. I just finished brewing an APA inspired by both Mountain Living' by Crazy Mountain of Edwards Colorado and Hopadillo IPA from Karbach in Houston.
I did a standard DME Simcoe ale but adjusted the hop schedule as:
60 Minutes - 1.5 oz. Simcoe (Get the pine on)
15 Minutes - .5 oz Simcoe (remember me and the pine?) + .5 oz Cascade
5 Minutes before bornout - .5 oz Cascade
1 minute - .5 Cascade and 1 oz Citra
I read several hundred recipes before deciding this was best for me. IMO Citra
should only ever be used for aroma added right at the end of the boil.