Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
4.25/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
No freshness date. Received for the wife from abraxel. Cheers and thanks!
Served into a standard pint glass.
Has a near reddish yellow body, with a foamy cap and though it only reaches a solid finger of head, presents a nice smattering of lacing throughout.
Strong citrus fruit notes, a good malt base that comes off as a sweet candied orange zest.
Dang this baby is smooth. A moderate entrance, that comes off more malty than hoppy, but with a pleasant and well deserved kick of hops that crawls up the back of the tongue. Citrus, soft biscuit, some butter notes, all well played. Nice balance.
For what its worth, the beer is well made. Neither sticky, nor abrasive.
Dang good IPA. Wish we had this baby in Florida for sure. Gives Jai Alai a run for its money. Not saying its not "world class", just for a drinkable IPA, this one is hard to beat.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2011 08:53:31 | More by Cheesemoose
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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