Picked up ingredients for this. To make it closer to the original, I may tweak it just a bit. For example, I think the DFH has an og of 1060 and is 6%, so I'll go with 11 lbs of base malt. Pretty sure I recall 6 malts, base being MO, and 6 hops in the original, but I'll certainly trust you guys that 6 oz of amber malt and the hop schedule will get me close. I think DFH finishes a bit on the heavy side and a little malty for an IPA... probably closer to 1015, so I may use a little carapils or even a little crystal so it doesn't finish too low. Again, so it doesn't attenuate too much I might ferment with some Denny's 50 rather than Cali Ale. I could see 97% base malt and Cali Ale yeast getting this thing to the 1005 range.
Did anyone try keg hopping rather than dry hopping this. I love keg hopping my West Coast IPAs, but I'm thinking dry hopping will give me more of a sticky hop character that's more to the DFH style.
Sorry for messing with the OPs recipe too much, I certainly trust that it's spot on. Just have a hard time not making a beer my own. Must be the homebrewer in me.