Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by JordanEllwanger:
4.6/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours nice with a good cream white tint to the head. Mostly transparent and amber in color. A scattered sediment settlement at the bottom of the bottle (say that three times fast) is easy to pull up with a few shakes. Dashing down quickly the sediment cloud reaches three quarters of the way down the glass and floats there. Aside from the last quarter, the glass is now asemi-transparent amber cloud with only shadowed objects refracting through. A pretty bowl of lacing graphs down the sides of the glass.
Smells strong like hops and spice. Reaches the upper nasal cavities easily.
Taste has that metallic ting to it. A lasting after taste ripe with hoppy flavor. A very good blend of aroma and tastes that get better with warmth.
The feel is nice enough. not much of a burn for the spice.
Very drinkable. A great Northern Michigan IPA!
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2009 07:19:05 | More by JordanEllwanger
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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