I need to brew an IPA for an upcoming celebration. I don't typically brew IPAs, but I've been asked for one.
I thought I might do a Pliny clone, but some of the recipes I've seen call for hop extract which I've never used.
For those of you who have, is it necessary? Can I brew something close without it?
I may go with something a bit smaller than Pliny or I may do two batches. Not sure. Still thinking.