All Magnum Pale Ale? Thoughts?

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TRainH2o

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Just taking stock at the hops that I have on hand. I have a little bit of a lot of different hops but I have 6.4 oz of Magnum at 13.6% AA.

Granted, I could use them just as bittering hops in any number of APA or IPA brews. Has anyone made a 100% Magnum Pale Ale? Just wondering how it would turn out, and a reasonable recipe. Thanks.
 

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I think it would be ok with a complex grain bill. Just as a simple SMASH, I don't think I'd like it much.
 
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Sierra Nevada Torpedo using Magnum for bittering, flavor, and aroma (among other hops though)
Interesting, I did find this:

From the September 2009 BYO

Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA Clone
5 gallons - all-grain

OG = 1.070
FG = 1.018
IBU = 70
SRM = 11
ABV = 7.2%

Ingredients

14 lbs pale malt
11 oz caramel malt (60 degrees L)

1.2 oz of 14% AA Magnum hops (60 mins)
1.0 oz Magnum hops (5 mins)
1.0 oz Crystal hops (5 mins)
.67 oz Magnum hops (dry hop)
.67 oz Crystal hops (dry hops)
.67 oz Citra hops (dry hops)

Yeast: White Labs WLP001 or Wyeast 1056 American Ale

Mash at 152 degrees. Boil for 90 minutes. Ferment at 68 degrees. Dry hop for 10 days to 2 weeks or use a Sierra Nevada "torpedo" to add hop character.
 
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