3.5% beer, in my experience, flavors fall flat faster than a 4.2%-4.5% Just using a touch of convertible sugars in a boil helps drive up the ABV by a 1/4 makes a little better beer come week 6-7 after carbonation up.
* and its not like a little dryer finish is terrible to me in the style. I am not adding enough for a regular gravity beer, or hopping it more than I personally like above 20IBU. Maybe that is just me, and how I experience beer. I am happy to be wrong, it is not the first time or the last Scotty