What was the original gravity (OG) of this beer? If it's a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone I would guess around 1.055? That is going to be super bitter! I make a SN Pale Ale clone (1.050 OG) and it only uses 0.6oz of Magnum bittering hops and another 2.5 oz Cascades in the last 15 minutes of the boil and 1.5oz dry hop and it comes out at 37 ibu's in 5.5 gallons!
SN Pale ale has a bitterness of 37-40 IBUs.
Next up: American Pale Ale
Primary 1&2: American Brown Ale
Primary 3&4: Hopped up Belgian Tripel
Bottle Conditioning/drinking: Summer Kolsch, White Zombie (Amarillo IPA), English Pale Ale (ESB)
Well I racked it into a Secondary and dry hopped it Monday night, I had a sample and it was surprisingly good with the extra Maltiness from added grain and a longer boil, it did have a slight bitterness to the finish, but I kinda dig it...