Originally Posted by neomantra
Well I went w/ the English one since that's what they use in the Boont clone, but maybe it doesn't make as much sense given my change to all west coast hops? The biggest thing I wasn't sure about was whether the large amounts of crystal 60/120 would be too much. I'm don't make ambers much and typically don't go past 10% crystal in my grain bills for most beers so looking at that Boont clone with 2+ lbs of crystal looked a little unusual to me.
A nice amber will sometimes have 15% crystal, so that's no problem. I would increase the bittering hops, though. 27 IBUs is really low for a 1.057 beer, especially an amber. I'd bring it closer to 38 IBUs, to balance the crystal, without making it too bitter.