Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by airohead2001:
3.25/5 rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Been looking forward to this one for a long time. Courtesy of glazeman.
A - Great looking IPA. Light burnt orange with a one finger head with little retention. Good lacing, particularly for a single IPA.
S - Citrus hops - oranges, lemon, and a hint of alcohol.
T - Pretty average tasting beer in my opinion. Oranges and apricots up front with a slight malt backbone. The malts are a little bit sugary, almost medicinal. Finishes quite bitter followed by a hint of nuttiness. The nutty finish became a bit more pronounced as the beer warmed. Letting this one warm up a bit is a good idea.
M - Decent mouthfeel - typical for an IPA. Good carbonation. Pretty thin, not too sticky.
D - Very drinkable beer. Not a whole lot of complexity going on with the smell or the taste. All in all, this is your typical IPA. But that being said, a typical IPA is better than what most people have in their mugs, so this is a beer I would try again if it's available. However, I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2010 03:59:07 | More by airohead2001
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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 1,445 ratings.