I have a suggestion...(Keep in mind I'm a hophead and I tend to go a bit crazy, but this time I showed constraint!)
7lbs light LME
2lbs marris otter
.5lb crystal 40
2oz [email protected]
1oz amarillo, 1oz simcoe, 1oz sorachi ace @5min
1oz amarillo, 1oz simcoe, 1oz sorachi ace @flameout
then dry hop with a mix of sorachi ace, simcoe or amarillo. I'd go nuts and 2oz of each personaly(and I'd add 2 more lbs of munich and another lb of crystal
but that's venturing into IIPA/Barleywine territory)
1056 | American Ale™ if you want a good clean yeast.
3522 | Belgian Ardennes™ Is my new favorite yeast. Slight bananna and spicy... gooooooooood yeast!!!!!
This recepie gets close to being on the high end of FG for IPA so you might want to mash a bit cool to make a more fermentable wort. I personaly like the extra mouthfeel and sweetness but that extra body and the higher FG will put the beer out of style and it won't do good in a competetion.
Just got to thinking. 1272 | GF All Americal Ale II™ sounds like a GOOD yeast as well. I have it fermenting a similar recepie right now!!!