I've had some suceess lately with a single hop IPA using just a bittering charge and dry hopping at the end. Had a Nelson Sauvin IPA (11.2) 2 oz @ 60 gave me 66 IBU, 2 oz dry hop. Grains were 2 row, Carapils, 80 L. for 1.066 OG.
Simple & let the hop shine through.
Yeah I'm plugging those ideas into the software right now, except with citra hops. How about a pound and a half of 2-row and a pound of carapils. How's that for grains?
Hops wise I was probably going to use an ounce each of citra at 60, 15, 5, 0 and dry for five ounces total, although I would consider two ounces of dry for six ounces total, or perhaps something else. I haven't used citra before though so any suggestions on that particular hop welcome!
Hmmm... switching out the grains and leaving everything else the same, it would have these targets:
OG 1.062 FG 1.016 IBU 64.8 SRM 5.67 ABV 6.03
Briess Golden Light Liquid Extract
3 lbs, 0 oz
Briess Golden Light Dry Extract
3 lbs, 0 oz
Briess 2-Row Brewer's Malt
1 lbs, 8 oz
1 lbs, 0 oz
1 oz @ 60 mins
1 oz @ 15 mins
1 oz @ 5 mins
1 oz @ 0 mins
1 oz @ Dry
Wyeast Labs American Ale
I note that the SRM is quite low, although I would not be opposed to a very light colored IPA. Comments?