Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Beric:
4.19/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Serving: Bottle into tulip
Served: 18 July 2013; no bottled on/best by date
Appearance: A hazy copper color with a one finger white head that dissipates to nothing but a white ring around the edges. Lacing where the tulip is thin, but the head seems to collapse as the glass opens up. Like the bottle art- simple yet tasteful.
Smell: Floral hops, some pine in there as well. Not getting much in terms of malt, save some sweetness. Smells wonderfully clean, and the hops don't blow you out of the water before you even take a sip, suggesting some sort of balance.
Taste: Sweet, caramel malts masterfully compliment the hops in this one. I was blown away by the malt sweetness on this one when I first sipped it. The front of your mouth is flooded with this maltiness and then the hops kick in as you start to swallow, really asserting themselves on the back of the tongue and bitterness dominates. The malt notes come out a bit more as the carbonation begins to dissipate. This beer finishes very dry.
Mouthfeel: The initial maltiness makes this beer almost feel chewy at first, but not in the same way as a hefeweizen or stout or other "thick" beers. I like the carbonation on this one- it really helps drive home the blast of hops and intense bitterness.
Overall: This is a fantastic IPA. If you like hop bitterness, this is your IPA. The bittering hops, however, compliment the aroma and flavor hops to create a multi-dimensional, hopped up experience. It really is a "hop and malt theme park in your mouth" as the bottom of the bottle-art says. Would highly recommend.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2013 23:46:37 | More by Beric
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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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