I bottled my second batch (an extract IPA) 2 weeks ago and popped one open for a test. It's carbonated well enough and tastes good but lacks any visible sediment. I've had store bought micro brews that were bottle conditioned and had sediment "floating" on the bottom of the bottle as well as sitting in a nice little pile. My first batch didn't have this but rather had a skimming of what looked like a thin layer of yeast cake stuck to the bottom. After drinking one I have to shake water vigerously I there to get it out. I didn't use a secondary on that batch.
Now on my second brew, which I did use a secondary, I have no visible sediment in the bottles. Like I said, it tastes good so far and is carbonated, although the head isn't anything to write home about, maybe 1/2 an inch.
I wouldn't say it tastes like an IPA either, but I may be spoiled from all the good craft beer I drink. Either way it's very good at 2 weeks.
What's up with the sediment?