British Pale ale... should you smell hops in the wort

I brewed a batch of pale ale from the specialty grains kit… I might have messed up the hops… how much hops should you smell in a beer like this… trying to see if I need to be ready to maybe dry hop…To get some hop back in.


The NB Kit had 2 ounces Kent Goldings for 1 hour and another ounce for one minute. Mine turned out quite bitter. Don’t over-carbonate it.

Could you smell the hops after the boil?

I didn’t take notes of that aspect, but it seems to me the hop smell was not prevalent.

Ok good I will stop freaking out about it. The hops in the tea strainers had a good beer aromoa but the wort was lacking.