Through poor planning on my part (and the lack of delivery of some ordered yeast), I find myself with a slurry of WLP002 and some American hops but no English hops and no American yeast.
Which is the bigger sin? To try to make an APA with English yeast or to try to make an English bitter with American hops?
My gut tells me that the hoppiness of the APA will mask the character of the yeast better than adding low levels of citrusy hops to an English beer.
Or, make a California Common style with all Northern Brewer and WLP002. Won't be the right yeast but if I ferment it fairly cold...
Or, try for a Cream Ale style with pilsner or pale malt, corn and very little flavour/aroma hops. Maybe 1 oz of Cascade at 60 and 1/4 oz of Centennial or Cascade at 15 min?