Title: Sideyard Pale (APA) Brew Method: Extract Style Name: American Pale Ale Boil Time: 60 min Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume) Boil Size: 3 gallons Boil Gravity: 1.109 Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only) STATS: Original Gravity: 1.060 Final Gravity: 1.014 ABV (standard): 5.99% IBU (tinseth): 38.91 SRM (morey): 9.35 FERMENTABLES: 5.85 lb - Dry Malt Extract - Light (52%) 6.25 oz - Corn Sugar - Dextrose (3.5%) STEEPING GRAINS: 3.75 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (33.4%) 0.75 lb - Belgian - Munich (6.7%) 0.25 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 120L (2.2%) 0.25 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 60L (2.2%) HOPS: 1 oz - Cascade, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 7, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 12.9 1 oz - Simcoe, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 12.7, Use: Boil for 30 min, IBU: 17.98 1 oz - Willamette, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 30 min, IBU: 6.37 1 oz - Willamette, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 1.65 1 oz - Cascade, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 7, Use: Boil for 0 min 0.25 oz - Cascade, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 7, Use: Boil for 0 min 1 oz - Simcoe, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 12.7, Use: Boil for 0 min 0.25 oz - Willamette, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 0 min YEAST: White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 Starter: No Form: Liquid Attenuation (avg): 76.5% Flocculation: Medium Optimum Temp: 68 - 73 F Fermentation Temp: 68 F Pitch Rate: 0.5 (M cells / ml / deg P) TARGET WATER PROFILE: Profile Name: Light colored and hoppy Ca2: 75 Mg2: 5 Na: 10 Cl: 50 SO4: 150 HCO3: 0 Water Notes: Crystal Geyser. Sideyard Pale was intended to be a warm-weather Session Pale, but mutated into about a 6 ABV beer that I end up slamming and it makes me mighty happy, but i was hoping for a meatier, dare I say Danker, beer. I may be early: 2 weeks in primary, 2 in Secondary, 1.5 in bottles, intentionally high corn sugar. I feel like I'm drinking Paulaner Hef, albeit without that full feeling after a couple. And it's got kick for a fast-drinking beer. But where did that bannana come from? Background: I moved to the Pacific Northwest to get into brewing, been up here 2 years, but these first batches are intended as Session Pale Crowd Pleasers, for a converted Coors Light Cowboy from Texas. By that, I mean I drink fast, so I can't do stronger beers, or, well, you know. I bottled into Flensberger 11 oz bottles, and then a case of Grolsch bottles and some other random large formats. I'm starting (drinking) the 11 oz-ers, of course, and these first few are nothing like I expected. I'm not unhappy, and I know the beer will mature. But -- from viewing the recipe, and keeping it Extract, how would you have added a more pronounced hop profile, with some piney dankitude and maybe a little more body? I think that's called an IPA. [emoji!] But my goal was a full-bodied APA in the 5%s. BTW, this is my first post, and I love this site. Thank you for your advice!