Final post on this issue, I promise.
Last night I was able to sample a couple prime examples of American Pale Ale. This led me to discover two potential issues with my recipe.
1. 28 IBU’s is not enough hoppiness for a APA
2. 9.5 SRM is an appropriate color for APA’s, but I want to go even darker.
So, to solve these issues I will double the 30 minute addition to 1 full ounce. This will raise the IBU’s to 32.
Finally, I will add some Irish Moss (which is actually seweed) the last 15 minutes of the boil. This addition, for some reason, clarifies the beer. Resulting in a cleaner product.