Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
3.96/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to ROBSTARR for sending this one. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.
A: Nice gold, nearly completely clear. One finger's worth of white head that fades to foam fairly quickly, and a good bit of small bubble visible carbonation.
S: Resin, citrus, pine and some tropical fruit hops on top of a sweet bready malt presence. Not a huge nose, but nice.
T: Resinous pine, grapefruit peel and grassy hops. There is a fairly significant malt backbone here for an IPA as well and, while it adds some sweetness to the flavors without adding much caramelization, it completely folds to the significant hop bitterness in overall impression. The hop bitterness lingers for a few beats after the swallow but is gone fairly quickly.
M: Average body for an IPA with good carbonation. Alcohol presence moderate for ABV.
O: A solid IPA with not a lot to complain about. The hop profile isn't my personal preference, which prevents me from ranking this among the upper echelon of IPAs around...the bitterness is pretty high while the hop flavors are between muddled to absent. But for a bitter-bomb of an IPA it's actually quite enjoyable. If this were available around here it would be in regular rotation in the fridge, but not a staple. Glad I got to try it.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2013 00:28:39 | More by macrosmatic
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3.93/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: somewhat hazy/cloudy, dark golden-light brownish color
Smell: fruity, citrusy, pineapple, mango, orange
Taste: strong hop presence, but undertone hints of citrusy and fruity flavors (mainly mango/pineapple)
Mouthfeel: well balanced, smooth, medium body and slightly carbonated feeling
Overall: very good! a great all around IPA with great flavors, and a decent body but not overwhelming
Serving Type: bottle
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 22:27:49 | More by sonnens4
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,334 ratings.