Citra/Cascade IPA recipe advice & critique

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OptimusJay

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My aim with this brew is an IPA with a slightly sweet malt profile and a tropical & citrus hop flavor and aroma. I am looking for feedback primarily on the grain bill. Is this too much going on by having C40, cara-pils, and honey malt? How about the 2lbs of Vienna malt? What will that add to the final malt taste of the brew?

Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal Brewer: Jay
Boil Size: 6.62 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Jay's All Grain

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
10 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 73.7 %
2 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 2 14.0 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.3 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 3.5 %
8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 5 3.5 %
0.75 oz Nugget [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 32.4 IBUs
0.26 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 7 -
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 6.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 14.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 3.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 8.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001)

I'll also be dryhopping with an oz each of Cascade and Citra.

Est Original Gravity: 1.069
Est Final Gravity: 1.014
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.2 %
Bitterness: 65.1 IBUs Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 8.8 SRM
Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 14 lbs 4.0 oz
Sparge Water: 4.12 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 17.81 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F 60 min

Sparge Step: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun, , 4.12gal) of 168.0 F water
 

brettg20

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You might want to mash a little lower so you don't end up with a super sweet ipa. I make an ipa with honey and it is really good with the balance of sweetness / super hoppy aroma and bitterness....but I mash around 148-150 to make sure it isn't too sweet.

Cheers
 
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