This thread is specifically about hop rates for flavor and aroma in an American IPA. I am curious to hear what others use for hop rates for this style. It is a bit of a running joke here that I am single handedly keeping the hop growers in business, but I have arrived at the hop rates that I employ by gradually increasing them to get the results that I have been looking for. Of course, levels of flavor and aroma are highly subjective, and differ appropriately per beer style. So this thread is specifically regarding flavor and aroma, IBU’s are a different subject all together. My current version of the American IPA that I brew, has evolved and is fairly similar in flavor, aroma, and bitterness to the "Wayner’s Pale Ale" that was our 2021 Q1 Community Recipe . This 5 gallon recipe gets just about the same amount of hops (Wayner’s 454 grams, Craigerrs 420 grams), but the hop schedule is a quite different. With Wayner’s there were no boil additions, it was all hop stand, and dry additions. The first time I brewed this recipe the dry hopping was 2 ounces of Citra. I had two one ounce packages to add. My dog Ruby was with me when I added them, poor thing thought she was getting a treat, she was sitting looking at me hopefully, hence the name, Cit Ruby Cit. I have obviously increased this significantly over time. Here are the hop additions with grams per liter rates for Cit Ruby Cit: Total Hops (420.5 g) 29 g (35 IBU) — Magnum 12% — Boil — 60 min Total 1.33 grams per liter 14.5 g (4 IBU) — Centennial 10% — Boil — 5 min 14.5 g (5 IBU) — Chinook 13% — Boil — 5 min 14.5 g (5 IBU) — Citra 12% — Boil — 5 min Total 2 grams per liter 29 g (2 IBU) — Centennial 10% — Aroma — 20 min hopstand @ 72 °C 29 g (3 IBU) — Chinook 13% — Aroma — 20 min hopstand @ 72 °C 29 g (3 IBU) — Citra 12% — Aroma — 20 min hopstand @ 72 °C 29 g (3 IBU) — Simcoe 13% — Aroma — 20 min hopstand @ 72 °C Total 5.3 grams per liter 58 g — Chinook 13% — Dry Hop — day 1 58 g — Citra 12% — Dry Hop — day 1 58 g — Chinook 13% — Dry Hop — day 2 58 g — Citra 12% — Dry Hop — day 2 Total 10.68 grams per liter So, I am curious to hear about your hop rates in your favorite American, or West Coast IPA. Late Boil? Hop Stand? Dry Hop? Here is a picture of the most recent version of this recipe which really knocked my socks off as much as Wayner's knocked my socks off! I have recently brewed this again, except have swapped in El Dorado for everything except the bittering addition. Should be kegging El Dorado IPA today, expecting it to look the same.