Originally Posted by redbaron24
Do underconditioned beers often exhibit harsh flavors such as this?
Yes! Almost Always! There are plenty of ways to make beer good fast...see Yuri's bit about ageing myths and Facts, also the 10der and mild project was aparently a success....although my mild is considerably better now than it was at 10 days.
Also, Skunking is the oxidation of hop oil, so as long as you didn't bottle in the kitchen window, or use clear bottles, his is almost certainly not the case.
Also (part2) I've been needing an extended ageing time with any beer containing cascade hops lately. I'm not sure why, but it's taking a lot of time before they really smooth out.