Congrats on your first brew! Yours turned out better than mine, that's for sure. My first brew got too hot during fermentation and I also racked to a secondary just because the instructions w/ the kit said so. After getting advice from everyone on this great board, I haven't transferred to a secondary since. Not saying there's not a time or place to do so, but so far I haven't needed to. I even let a winter warmer sit on the yeast cake for two months and it tastes great! As for clarity, usually my first few pulls off the keg will be a little "hazy", but after that, they start to really clear up. Good luck w/ the IPA and let us know how it turns out!