Process and practice yield far better results than focus on a style upfront. So rather than think about how you're gonna nail that Belgian Style IPA clone, just start with a basic style and recipe and get brewing. The whole process goes something like this...
- get equipment
- decide on a simple recipe
- research process
- decide on YOUR process
- buy ingredients
- brew & ferment
- repeat incorporating any changes you think will help
- brew an Ale 'cause they don't require low fermentation temps and lagering
- pick a high flocculating yeast (beer clears faster) to shorten the fermentation
period (WLP002 English Ale is one of many you could choose).
- everything that touches your wort AFTER the boil could infect it
- don't worry about a secondary fermentation