The 11th anniversary release from one of my favorite brewers in the eastern Lake Ontario region, Middle Ages Brewing of Syracuse, NY. You can read about my long term relationship with this brewer under some of the links you can find here.
This beer pours a golden straw with a massive frothy off white head. Incredibly light ale for 8.5% with no heat in the mouth, though some in the belly. Plenty of spring and summer floral fruit - apricot, yellow plum, lemon - and plenty of bright acid from slightly subdued but still grapefruit-y rind-y hops. Juicy but also with a credible graininess to the malt. The lack of wheat grassiness is replaced by all that fruit is an interesting thing as is the nice watery center. Like a Double IPA Lite - which of course makes no sense. But I like it even if it makes no sense.