You've already identified the element you want to play with: hops! You want a hoppy beer, so that seems like a fun place to start. What kind of hop flavour profile are you after?
Citrus? Orange vs lemon vs grapefruit?
Tropical fruit? Passionfruit vs lychee vs mango vs others?
All of the above? Loads of ways to get there. Choose the hoptastic profile you want, then pick malts that'll support it well! Can't wait to hear what you do...