It's an experiment I'm doing - to see if I can make as good a batch of beer with a beefed up no boil kit as I can a full boil extract or PM. My goal is to come up with an easy recipe that I can use to keep beer in rotation that won't eat up a lot of time to make.
I'm not really sure what category this would fit in. This is based on the Cooper's Real Ale kit, which is already moderately hopped (~40 IBU), but bittering hops only.
I'm hoping with the cascade hops that it turns out like an APA. BeerSmith tells me I should be at 5.4% ABV, 47 IBU (not sure I believe this), 7.7 SRM. I've been debating dry hopping to be more along the lines of an APA.
3.75lbs Cooper's Real Ale LME
2lbs Light DME
1oz Cascade Pellet Hops (7.1%)
US-05 11g pack
Boil 3 liters of water and boil hops for 10 minutes, strain into fermenter. Mix in light DME and other adjuncts, mix in LME, top up with water and mix well.