Originally Posted by Kaz
A. It sounds like it is still young and needs some time to mellow out.
B. You threw in 2oz of hops in at the beginning of the boil...boiling them for 65 minutes drove off most of the oils that would contribute to flavor and aroma and left you with bitter. That is why flavor and aroma hops are added later in the boil, the later you add the hops, the less flavor and aroma are driven off by boiling so you ended up with a beer that is twice as bitter.
Thank you, that makes sense. Recipe was to add 1oz bittering hops at beginning of 60min boil, 1oz aroma hops at last 5mins. Now I begin to understand my other recipes that had me stagger adding hops every 15mins.
I was thinking about dry hopping in the keg with hops that are predominantly citrusy. For my 3rd batch I don't think it's worth the effort and possible contamination. I'm just going to let it sit in the keg for as long as I can before I steal too much from the tap.