I wouldn’t worry about color, if it tastes that good. Congrats on your best IPA - hopefully you have good notes to be able to replicate it!
Agree 100%. Color is definitely far behind taste, aroma, and mouthfeel when looking at what's important.
And yep, I have my notebooks where I log all my beers and meads. I still do it the old fashioned way with a pencil and a piece of paper.