Welcome to the hobby. There are quite a number of "us" here in central Ohio. I would suggest you might visit a SODZ meeting and bring your beer and let a few people try it out. There is actually a meeting tomorrow night (Feb 17th.) @ Barley's Ale House. The folks @ Barley's are 'homebrew friendly" and let us discreetly bring our creations to sample and share.
If the club thin is not your thing I would be happy to try and get to the bottom of your issue. What is the "off flavor" that you're picking up?