I recently brewed a batch of American Pale Ale and decided I wanted to go heavy on the hops, but the problem was that I didn't properly adjust my recipe to hop pellets (it called for leaf hops). I made 15 gallons and separated it into three carboys, and am bottling it in three stages to see how different they turn out. The beer in the first carboy was extremely thick with hops and was impossible to rack, I had to pour it into a sanitized bucket through a screen to actually get pure liquid, and the beer inside was the color of pea soup. It tasted great and smelled better, it was a nice blend of hops, and was extremely smooth. Should I worry about the color of the beer? Will it change in the other carboys fermenting longer? Does anyone have any suggestions for racking a beer that is so thick?