The Tasty APA is about the malt bill and the resulting "beer backbone". Any 28-35 IBU hopping regimen should work fine. The published recipe, which I still sometimes brew exactly as stated, is the original and is based on my old Pliny The Elder recipe. I've made it with Chinook-Centennial-Cascade, Warrior-Simcoe-Centennial, and Warrior-Northern Brewer-Cascade. They all turned out great.
Thanks for the feedback, Tasty and Dirk. My initial attempt, via extract, turned out really well and friends enjoyed it quite a bit. Like you said, the malt bill seems to be the big difference compared to the couple other pales I've brewed (one extract clone of Sierra Pale, and my first AG, from Jamil's BCS, which used Victory and Munich). Considering it was extract, it was the lightest color pale I've made, which I would have to assume is due to the use of the Pilsener. The head on it was that puffy, lingering kind that was brought on by the wheat? (I've noticed in the tester I poured of my JBA attempt had a great head and lacing too)
So, I think I will simply stick to your malt bill, and then work with the hops I have. I think I'll try Chinook for bittering charges (some in the mash, some at 60 min) and then work with some combination of Centennial and Cascade for flavor and aroma. I also have 4 oz of Amarillo that I may use in there as well. Would you recommend the Amarillo in place of the Cascade, or in conjunction?
BTW, bringing my robust porter and the JBA to a NYE house party. The JBA has be in the bottles for 4 weeks now. Chilling just enough to bring with me and leaving the remainder to continue conditioning.