Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by SaucyA:
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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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
91 out of 100 based on 1,442 ratings.