Originally Posted by Ostomo517
On my phone so I cant link it, but the thread is called 1 gallon brewers UNITE!
This is good advice. Although I'm going to throw my 2cents in as well. I started one gallon batches for the same reasons you did and I found I had trouble getting the results I wanted because hopping is difficult with such a small batch. Your adding really small increments of hops meaning that if you miss your gravity or forget to check the AA% versus what you expect and it's off you can really miss you're mark. It gets harder the higher AA% you go. Just my opinion based off of four or five one gallon batches. That is why I moved up to 2.5 gallon batches. Much more manageable and still small enough that you can plow through them and brew a lot more.
Anyways, to answer your initial question I like I've been making plain old boring IPAs lately with like 95% basemalt (whatever floats your boat) and 5% crystal. Sometimes I'll sub in vienna or munich for a percentage of basemalt too. Mash low and ferment with an American Ale yeast.
As far as hops, anything American that starts with "C". Also really been digging on Galaxy lately if you can find them.