Linked above is my post to the Favorite IPA thread which is copied below. I've had IPA's from anybody & everywhere, however...
I just discovered Goose Island IPA. WOW, a completely different version, at least for me. Very low bitterness effect, but loads of hop flavor. I loved it a lot. Going to have to figure this one out! I'm sticking w/extracts, so I might go:
1# crystal steeping grains as BK heats thru 165f or so
Styrian, Fuggle, Cascade, Centennial, per their site
accepting ideas how I might add those hops...such as:
1 oz Fuggles 60 minutes
.5 oz Cascade 15 minutes
.5 oz Cascade 10 minutes
.5 oz Centennial 5 minutes
.5 oz Centennial flameout
?How's that hope schedule grab ya? I would like some input on how to pull this off with an end result similar to Goose Island's IPA. For me, clearly the lack of bitterness is from late addition hops, or perhaps, even dry hopping.