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I have limited experience with the truckload model, but I have a suggestion. Try making the same beers without the hop level (dry hop load) and see if the perceived sweetness is there, if so, then try a bit more bittering load and if it remains, try a lower OG brew. Between those steps, you should be better able to discover how your perception of sweetness arises in each instance and adjust accordingly to obtain the lesser sweet level you seek.
Sometimes varying a recipe in this way allows you to fine tune things for your palate. I brew a lot of lighter lagers that straddle styles - but they are what I like and, while stylistically "off", they are eminently drinkable. I got them to where they are by brewing repeatedly and varying aspects to dial in what I want to achieve in the end. Many commercial brewers are not constrained by style guidelines and sell wonderful beers with their own personality. That sounds like what you may find to be best for you. Best of luck.