I never really liked IPA's but my daughter does so I brewed a batch of this for her. Or I should say I have never found an IPA I liked until I brewed this one.
This is a great recipe. I have brewed it a few times and am always sorry to see the last one go. I have used both pilsner and pale malt for the base, they both work well. I switched to C-80 and upped it to a pound and a half. It is a lot of crystal but this recipe can handle it. Last time I bittered with Columbus, very tasty combination with the Chinook. I use the same amount of Chinook, just move it later in the boil for flavor and aroma. I usually dry hop with an ounce of both Chinook and Cascade, they play together well too. I always forget to pick up some rice hulls when I buy ingredients, it seems like I end up with a stuck mash with my equipment.
The next batch I am going to use Warrior for bittering and Warrior and Cascade for dry hop, I think that will be good too.
This is an excellent recipe and beer. A solid malt backbone, spicyness from the rye, the caramel and the piney/citrusy/resinous flavor from the Chinook hops all come together in a beautiful copper colored elixir that is a joy for your taste buds.
It is also a solid enough recipe that you can tweak to your own tastes and still remain faithful to the original. I think if I were forced to choose only one beer to brew it would have to be this one.