Welcome! from another Vermonter.
I personally have no experience with this type of thing happening. You shouldnt worry too much about the color of beer, but I'm wondering why the hops havent settled out in the trub. How long has this been in the primary before you racked it?
You may also want to try posting these questions in an appropriate forum (Beginners brewing, All grain, etc.)
Courage les garçons, et patience, vos femmes vont finir par apprécier la bière !