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A couple of suggestions predicated on the assumption that you are using extract:

If you are using electric to cook your wort, use gas instead. (Of course you probably know that.) Look for one of those turkey frier thingies. Electric darkens the wort.

If you shorten the boil to about 15 minutes and drastically increase the boiling hops you should be able to get a lighter beer with about the same hop flavor/aroma. I tried this once or twice with reasonably good results. The general idea behind (massively) increasing the boiling hops was that with the shorter boil, you need a higher concentration of hops to extract the needed amount of oils or whatever. The resulting beer was noticeably lighter in color. Its flavor was about right, although it wasn't as mellowed as it would otherwise have been. It was what you would expect from a beer that was boiled only 15 minutes: it tasted it bit uneven. Not bad, just not completely 'done'.

I forget the specifics of how much hops I put in and how long the boil was . I can probably look that up if you'd like the details. Email me though as I'm not a regular around these parts.
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