I am currently in process of my first batch. IPA with a starting gravity of 1.052. We brewed it, cooled it, pitched it. The lid almost blew off with 24 hours. Not thinking, I racked it in to the secondary after four days. (No activity in the airlock). It's been 7 days total. I currently have a gavity of 1.012 which is on the low side of a final gravity reading. I have been searching the threads and this seams a little quick. I plan on leaving the beer in the secondary for another week or two.
Is this typical?
It smells great but it is pretty bitter.