Yes, that's the recipe. I was advocating swapping the entire malt bill for Vienna. Same gravity, same hops.
I made a similar version once using three ounces of 16.8% Tomahawk hops for bittering. It took awhile to come into balance (at least a year) but it was a super-aggressive beer. Not sure how it fares today with more modern examples. Geez, that was over 10 years ago.
When the beer was still a bit young, I entered it in a competition in Chicago. I still admire Steve McKenna for having the balls to write on my scoresheet "your IPA is too bitter." At that point, it was. But how many judges would never think it's possible to write that sentence?