Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by BigTuna:
3.3/5 rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a nice golden color, beautiful for an IPA. Not much topper - maybe a finger's worth of foam. Leaves a light lacing as I drink.
Smell is slightly above average for an IPA. What everyone else is saying is true: citrus fruits, maybe some hints of tropical fruits like pineapple or starfruit.
Hits first with the fruit, then with the bitter. A malty backbone fools you at first - you think this beer will finish smooth and malty. But THEN the bitterness wallops once again. Fantastic hopiness for an IPA, so all you hopheads out there will like if not love Huma. It may be slightly TOO bitter and too little complex for my tastes.
Carbonation level is too high.
Overall, a nice, sessionable IPA, though if you're not a fan of hoppy bitterness, you will not be able to sip on more than one of these in a row.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2012 18:12:35 | More by BigTuna
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Last of my beers courtesy of Newman
Brilliantly clear, on the gold/amber bolder, but fairly pale. Pours a nice tight head, creamy and with nice retention.
Rich hop aroma, more on the pine side. Has some malty notes in support to balance out the aroma. Sampling fairly cold, but feel like their might be a little alcohol just out of reach in the nose.
Wow, hops! Big, solventy but not overpowering hop flavor, a piney/earthy flavor with a hint of nuttiness. I know the malt is there, but it is buried under the hops. Hop bitterness in the finish is intense yet somehow smooth.
Borderline tongue scraper in terms of hop bitterness on the tongue, but not overly astringent. Some definite warming, not out of line for the style. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
A really expertly crafted beer. How it could be so hoppy without much in the way of harshness was impressive to me. The nature of the hop flavor isn't my personal favorite, but they used the hops to maximum advantage.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 00:06:05 | More by mpyle
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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