OK, I've been extremely derelict in brewing IPA over my brewing career. I've been brewing Denny's Rye IPA for so long and not brewing anything else (IPA wise) and even then I haven't brewed one in probably 3 years. It's time. I need to make my own classic IPA. None of this new england hazy shit. None of this no bitterness, just dry hop, low abv, hipster skinny jeans crap. If my beer has to wear ironic glasses and a scarf then it's not freaking beer. I want to brew a no shit classic, brilliantly clear, bitter, hoppy, malt back boned, bald eagle flying gun totin' American IPA.
To that end I'm the Ned Stark of the Game of Hops; I got my beer head cut off in season 1 back when citra was a blossoming thing. I know there's a million high flavor/aroma hops out now, but I know nothing about them.
I like cascades. I like citra. I like mosaic, but I think it's a muddler hop that can confuse the hop profile. I've not used a lot of the neo-classic C hops. So edumacate me on hops so I can get a great beer that plays well with the malt.
Speaking of malt, I'm probably going to keep it simple and go 50/50 2 row and pilsner + like 3.5% C-20 for starters.
So BBBFBT, go! (Brews Bros Beer Forum Brain Trust)