I experimented a little bit with an american pale ale recipe my LHBS offers and I must say, I'm pleased with the results. I just cracked the first one after 5 days in the bottle, and it is by far the best I've brewed, in my short experience. I hope I can let these age a bit before I drink them all..
It's definitely hoppy, but IMO, not overdone.
6.6 lbs. Light or Gold Liquid Malt Extract
1 lb. British Pale Grain (cracked)
¾ oz. Chinook Hops - 60 min
oz. Cascade Hops - 60 min
oz. Cascade Hops - 30/50/0 min
1½ oz. Cascade Hops - Dry hop
1 pkg. Wyeast Liquid Yeast - American Ale
Mash all grains in 1 gal water at 158°F for 60 min. Sparge at 170°F to make 2 gal. Add malt, ¾ oz. Chinook and ¼
oz Cascade. Boil for 60 min. adding ¾ oz. Cascade at 30 minute mark (mid-point of boil), another ¾ oz. at 50 minute mark, & final ¾ oz. after boil has stopped. Let sit for 10 min. (to allow for steeping). Strain into fermenter filled with 3 gal. ice cold water. Pitch yeast when cooled to 80°F or lower. Dry hop last 1½ oz. Cascade in secondary for 1-2 weeks before bottling.