Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by salvo:
4.22/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours hazy, deep golden orange under an inch of off-white head. Lovely pungent aroma of strong American hops. Rich, sweet malts try and fail to balance the hops. Really nicely done.
Big hop flavor fights off the malts long enough to scar the tongue; the hops are forward and strong but not overwhelming. Then , the sweeter elements of the malts tease the palate. Finishes long and slow.
Mouthfeel is medium rich but short of big and buttery; nicely present without being aggressive. Well balanced. Michigan has many good brewers working throughout the state. A trip from brewery to brewery would make a nice future trip.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2011 02:51:46 | More by salvo
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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
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