Today I spent a ton of time working on updates to the site. Mostly small stuff. Fixing broken links, updating my shopping list page, and fixing some text color issues on forms (you can now actually see what you’re typing in the CAPTCHA text box). The other change I made, which was a bit bigger, was an overhaul of my Guest Reviewers page.
Looking more long-term, I’m also working on a mobile application that will let users access abbreviated LIBA reviews on Android devices.
After all that work I’ve worked up a thirst. I just poured a Magic Hat Encore, and I was a little surprised to see the beer pour a hazy color. Although it is an IPA, it is also a wheat beer…innnnnterrrresting.
It’s been awhile since I had an IPA, so I’m kinda looking forward to giving it a go.
Magic Hat Encore has a ton of hop flavor. Grapefruit and maybe a little floral, but mostly grapefruit. I’d love to say that the wheat brings something new to the beer, however I cannot tell a lie. The hop flavor masks anything wheaty.
Other than the novelty of a wheaty IPA, not much interesting going on here. If you’re a hop-head, I’d recommend it, as maybe your refined hop-loving taste-buds can pick up additional flavors I’m missing.
POST REVIEW EDIT: When I was about 3/4 the way through this beer I realized I was really digging it. Just took some warming up to get to start enjoying it!