Originally Posted by strange-steve
What about a nice straight forward APA with loads of hop flavour:
5KG pale malt
30g centennial @ 60 mins
30g centennial @ 5 mins
30g centennial @ 0 mins
60g centennial dry hop for 5 days
1 packet US-05
That'll give you a nice hoppy beer around 5.5% (depending on efficiency).
I'd do something similar, keep it simple and concentrate more on the process than the recipe. More hops might not seem like much extra effort but on a first brew ever little extra can seem quite daunting.