The best example out there (well not anymore since Bert died) is the Bert Grant's IPA, it was used as the classic example of the IPA category and revived the style back (per Ray Daniels). It has a OG of 1.046 and 50 IBUs. Simple grain bill
100% 2-row so you could just use extracts
Galena for bittering and Cascade for flavor and aroma
.75oz of galena at beginning of boil
1oz cascade at 30 minutes left
1oz cascade at flameout
1oz cascade dry hop
From the archived site:
History tells us the first India Pale Ales were shipped from Britain to India in the 19th century. More recent history credits the revival of this distinct style to me.
I am honored, and believe my beer faithfully honors its proud heritage.
The original India Pale Ales were heavily hopped to ward off infection by bacteria. Mine, too, is appropriately hopped. In fact, it has been proclaimed as "the only properly hopped beer in America" (a statement attributed, if memory serves me, to one Bert Grant).
I suggest drinking my India Pale Ale with sausages, curries and other spicy concoctions. And should you find a stray bacteria lurking about, don’t worry. The necessary precautions have already been taken.
Original Gravity (Degrees Plato) 11.5°
Final Gravity (Degrees Plato) 2.8°
Alcohol (% by Vol.) 4.2%
Bitterness Units (IBU) 50
Color Units 5.5
Malts Used Pale
Hops Used Galena & Cascade
Adjuncts Used None