I’m looking to brew my first Belgian IPA soon. Having never sampled one or brewed one, I’m none the less intrigued by seeing how the flavors from a Belgian yeast strain commingle with a mix of traditional Belgian hops and perhaps just a touch of a citrusy west coast hop.
For the grain bill I’m thinking
Pilsner Malt (Weyerman is what I have on hand). 80%
Maris Otter. 10%
Aromatic Malt. 3%
Biscuit Malt 3%
Sugar of some sort...4%
Hops, target 40IBU.. bitter and flavor with Hallertau and EKG, dry hop with an America hop that adds orange citrus aroma and flavor.
For the yeast I’m thinking the Ardennes strain, WLP545.
Any input and suggestions are requested.