So I've been doing a couple batches of scaled down IPAs that clock in around 4% ABV and haven't found what I'm looking for yet. Looking for something dry with little to no caramel sweetness and a good hop flavor without overpowering bitterness.
As far as parameters go I've been using an APA profile with the gravity at the bottom of the range and the IBUs at the top leaving a hop bitterness ratio around one which is closer to that of an IPA. So, next try I'm thinking something like this.
1.040SG, mashed around 152*
75% Rahr 2 Row
15% White Wheat
5% Caramel Something (maybe just carapils to keep it really light colored, maybe a low 10,20, or 40)
Hopped with Falconer's Flight at 60, 15, 5 and dryhop to about 40IBUS
Thoughts? Questions? Concerns? I did a wheatish IPA last year similar to this that I liked, not sure how it will transfer to a scaled down version. Guess we'll find out. Only a 2.5 gallon test batch so I'm not worried about taking a chance.