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gymrat:
This is the idea I am kicking around for my columbus single hopped IPA. Is this too strong on the hops?

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Recipe: Ralph's Wag Your Tail Columbus Pale Ale
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.069 SG
Estimated Color: 8.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 102.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
10 lbs                Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        75.5 %       
2 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        15.1 %       
12.0 oz               Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)                  Grain         3        5.7 %         
8.0 oz                White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         4        3.8 %         
2.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 15. Hop           5        47.9 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 10. Hop           6        35.0 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 5.0 Hop           7        19.2 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml]       Yeast         8        -             
2.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Dry Hop  Hop           9        0.0 IBUs     

I plan on mashing at 150

goschman:
I personally like my IBU:OG to be near 1.0 for IPAs but that is personal preference obviously. Columbus can be pretty pungent so this would likely be to overpowering for my tastes

gymrat:
Maybe I should back off an ounce or two?

goschman:
I guess it all depends on what you are going for. I like my IPAs more balanced so I may not be the best person to ask. I think your grain bill looks great.

With a pale ale I might forgo a standard bittering addition but I would leave it in for an IPA. I have received advice in the past to bitter with enough hops to achieve 50% of your desired IBUs then use the rest within 10 minutes remaining in the boil + dry hop. This method works very well for me.

I think if you state what your goal is someone will be able provide better feedback.


gymrat:
I hate the bitter bite of most IPAs. I did a cascade pale ale with this same grain bill and hop schedule. It is delicious but not quite as much hop flavor as I had hoped.

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