So far I have brewed about 5 batches of what I hoped would turn out to be a decent IPA, and all have been slightly off; either from using too much specialty grains (too dark), over shooting the OG, or over-hopping at 60 minutes, etc.
The hops I currently have at my disposal are; Centennial, Northern Brewer, Cascade, and Chinook.
I am shooting for about 10-12 SRM, about 1.070 OG, 1.010-15 FG with a very pronounced citrusy Hop Aroma. This recipe came out to 1.072 OG and 68.5 IBU on beer calculus. I am thinking that the 40L might make this beer a little darker than I want, but I'm not positive.
8 lb Alexanders Pale Extract
2 lb Briess Golden DME
1lb Crystal 40L
4 oz Rye
2 oz Centennial @ 60 min
1 oz Northern Brewer @ 30 min
2 oz Centennial @ 10 min
1 oz Cascade @ 2 min
2 oz Centenial @ 7 days Dry Hop
Yeast: WLP001 California Ale yeast w/ 3 day-1 liter starter
Seems like an awful lot of bittering hops to me, but that is what beer calculus dictated that I need for 68 IBUs. What do you think?