Originally Posted by mtk6006
Yes i did during fermentation it hit 78 degrees! I was having hard time keeping it cool. Its just plain hot here!
Most likely your problem there. You don't know for sure what esters you'll get at high fermentation temps, but you'll get them. The lemon zest probably helped to accentuate the esters the yeast produced, and thus a big lemon flavor.
What yeast did you use?