I have recently brewed, kegged, and gave away it away for a christmas presents to co-workers, firends, and family. I did everything this recipe called for except I added 8oz of lactose at the end of the boil about 2 minutes left. After fermentation, I kegged and aged it. Now its gone. My thoughts, when I plugged this recipe in beersmith using the Cream Ale style, the IBU, OG and ABV's, where in the red zone for the style. But I disregarded my feelings about the red zones and brewed this recipe following each direction except using more lactose. Brew session went great no issues. Fermentation went awesome, ultra clear brew (Give thanks to irish moss). Keg carbed it. Took first taste, and bam! I was hit with bitterness, then sweetness, finished with vanilla. I did not expect for it to be as bitter as it was. I followed the hop schedule. I feel with a little tweaking this ale has potential. I'm waiting to hear back from the people I gave it to as presents. Maybe its just me. Anyone else have the same issue?