Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by CoolJosh:
4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Generously traded from Mikesgroove and generously shared by my good friend treyrab.
Poured in to a snifter. This beer pours a radiant hazy golden orange with pink tones in the center. It looks very nice despite the lack of head (I blame the glassware more then I blame the brewery).
The smell is magnificent, it's like sticking your nose into a fruit basket. Tons of tropical fruit including but not limited to Mango, peach, orange, ripe banana, and lemongrass. There is also a floral component that really complements the other scents well.
The taste is sublime, and matches the smell scent-for-taste. Great caramel backing adds a near perfect balance. The carbonation is perfect for the style, as it adds a sharp feel that I find refreshing and desirable in an IPA.
Great beer, really thankful to those mentioned above that were generous to share and I will be seeking out more of this in the near future.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2009 01:56:25 | More by CoolJosh
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4.06/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle picked up as a single in Port Huron; no apparent freshness info. Served slightly chilled.
Pours a murky brownish-amber colour, topped with one finger of soapy white froth that dissipates over the next few minutes. It eventually thins into a lumpy cap and collar, with some loose bands of lacing scattered around the glass. Very enticing aroma - citrusy grapefruit and mandarin orange are quite prominent, in addition to notes of mango and pine sap, underlain with a malty caramel sweetness.
A good, strong IPA. The backbone consists of toasted malts and toffee, providing just enough substance to keep the (far more aggressive) hop bill in check. Lots of pine and grapefruit pith notes comes through, with a candied orange flavour toward the finish, as the citrusy and boozy elements begin to blend. Bitter, resiny aftertaste that lingers. On the more viscous side of medium-bodied, with a somewhat oily, slick mouthfeel in spite of the moderately assertive carbonation. This is a full-flavoured, bitter IPA with a modest alcohol kick, which limits its drinkability.
Final Grade: 4.06, an A-. I enjoyed this bottle of Short's Humalupalicious IPA, certainly enough to consider picking it up again in the future. Working under the assumption that this is a fresh bottle (since it doesn't taste off or otherwise stale), this is an excellent, hoppy strong ale that all hopheads within Short's distribution range should consider well worth a look. Great stuff.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 05:57:29 | More by thehyperduck
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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