redzim, I think it's your hops. Given your 5 year experience with the beer the hops appear to be the variable here. It could be a combo of both the lot and the amount you are using, not necessarily one or the other by itself. That's unfortunate, it sounds like a tasty beer and it's perhaps one reason why I've been hesitant in ordering hops by the pound the last few years. I think using gelatin in this batch can't hurt and is a good idea.