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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPAShort's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,445 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,445
Reviews: 625
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 199
Gots: 104 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named after the hop flower Humulus Lupulus, this India Pale Ale style beer has enormous amounts of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. With a very complex malt bill, flavors seem to meld with the hops to balance this ale and provide a ridiculous urge to sample more.
140 IBU

(Beer added by: arizcards on 06-13-2004)
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
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CortexBomb

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice deep orange colour with a modest white head on top. Nose is big and hoppy, with grass notes present.

The flavour itself is easily amongst the best for a standard IPA brewed in Michigan. The backbone of the beer is an easy drinking, malty flavour, and it stands up well to the power of the hops from the nose, which arrive after a couple of seconds and steal the show. Definite grass aspects as well as resin. Bold and assertive.

The mouthfeel is fine, the body itself isn't overly thick, but good hop bitters and a great overall feel. The drinkability, also in the good range...definitely a brew that I will rebuy when / if I run into it again.

The bottom line: If you're an IPA fan, and you live in Michigan, then Short's take on the style is worth tracking down. I'm a big fan of the flavours that are present in this brew, and it's one of my personal favourites for its style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2008 15:08:02 | More by CortexBomb
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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.

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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