My first beer, an Irish Red Ale from Northern Brewer which I amped up the hops and ABV on, turned out "bad." It was not undrinkable but not very enjoyable. I know a big reason is the yeast used was not for IPA style beers, which I made the beer into with the amped hops and ABV. My most recent beer (4th overall), a hoppy pale ale or Session IPA, went into bottles with a nice pale color and great hop aroma (from El Dorado hops). After being bottle carbonated for 3 weeks, the beer poured just like my first beer, the awkward Irish Red Ale. The hop character was almost entirely gone as well. It tasted similar to the Irish Red as well. Is there a possible error that I am doing for my bottling to get this potential contamination? I washed my bottles (12 ouncers) with soap and a bottle brush and then stored them until bottling. When I bottle my beers, I do sanitize them using Starsan. I also cap with O2 absorbing caps. Any help/suggestions are appreciated.