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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

1,442 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,442
Reviews: 625
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 199
Gots: 103 | 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 SaucyA:
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SaucyA

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A clear, sunset orange body with an off-white crown into a standard shaker. Retention isn't really its strong suit, at least out of a bottle. Good lacing... it looks like little amoeba on the sides of my glass.

S - Pineapple, huge citrus notes... just juicy citric, bitter hops. I think it may be the fruitiest smelling AIPA coming out of MI right now.

T - It's a bitter brew, believe me... it's right up there with Green Flash IPA. If you're into a huge IBU bitch slap, this is up your alley. Basically huge dry hops, with a massively bitter finish. The malt is very subdued and plays a miniscule role in the taste. It may come off a little less over the top on draft, but it's still awesome to have this in a bottle. Super dry finish.

M - Nice body, nice carbonation.

D - I can do one or two of these at home out of a bottle, and on draft I can normally drink them all night... until I'm stumbling, that is.

Notes: This translated relatively well into a bottle and I'm quite happy to now be able to go to the store and by sixxers of Huma Lupa :)

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 18:17:24 | More by SaucyA
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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.

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