Originally Posted by jc03
It wasn't bitter at all though. I sample the Irish red ale a week into bottle conditioning and I could tell what it was. If someone told me this was an IPA I'd say no way. Will the taste change?
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In my own experience, the carbonation plays an absolutely crucial role to flavor of a beer. The bite and bitterness from the co2 helps make some flavors more bright and mellows others. Same with temperature--a warm sample tastes dramatically different from a cold one.
Will the taste change? Yes. As much as it seems you're expecting? Probably not. Re-evaluate your brew day and procedure to make sure you didn't miss anything.
Looking at your recipe, though, I do have to say that is no where near enough hops to make a good IPA. I love Racer 5, but I can't see them getting that much flavor from so little hops.