Originally Posted by EllisTX
You didn't dry hop? You won't get IPA aroma without a dry hop. Remember a lot of what you taste is dictated by your nose. Without the big ipa hop aroma you're perceived taste of the hops won't be what you wish it to be probably.
+1 to that. I was experimenting with not dry hopping. I sound crazy, but my last few Pliny batches have been too grassy.
I attribute this to the dry hop, but I am not sure what it is yet. My first Pliny batch has like 3 oz for 2 weeks; clearly too much upon first sipping it, but its what the recipe called for. My second batch had about half the hops for half the time, but still had a grassy note that bothered me.
My only other thought to what caused the problem was my 90 minute pellet additions. Perhaps those contributed plant matter to the wort? They certainly made the beer way too bitter.