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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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1,558 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,558
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 211
Gots: 142 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

NSK79, Mar 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

eawolff99, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

fullmoonbeer, Mar 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

craft_shannie, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

msh4k3, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

beernads, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

(Biggups to the Rhettroactive for this one!)

A: a sturdy clean white head splays out across the deep amber body. Thick lacing coats the edge of the glass, and the retention is O's firm that the silky smooth surface remains in place for the full experience. Expectations of superb carbonation and luxurious makes follow.

S: great interplay of deep malt and light, fresh hops from the get-go. The former offers up toast biscuity notes alongside thicker bready notes, while the latter provide super herbaceous notes of grass, pine, and layers of citrus to finish. Although the nose is awash with character, it remains modest in it's approach, and lulls you in gently rather than the bellowing commands so frequently found in other examples of this style.

T: Again, excellent collaboration between malt and hops result in a harmonious balancen of an almost Siamese nature. The malts express on the palate much of that which is displayed on the nose. However, the hops impart a waxy bitterness that goes beyond the usual resin resemblance to become akin to that found in green tea or - dare I say it - ear wax. Although this maybe a fetish for some, and despite the hop's commendable citric notes, this is not a flavor profile for my personal taste.

M: The carbonation certainly satisfies expectations set by its appearance: smooth, functional, well-integrated bubbles carry the bulk of this brew with elegant ease. The malts provide a pleasing weightiness to the body, and the relentless head imparts a velvety kiss upon its uptake.

O: I really want to sing this brew's praises - it ticks so many boxes, and yet the fact it falls almost flat on it's face when it comes to the most defining feature of an IPA - the hops - robs me of that opportunity. If only the Short's brewmasters had considered a more nuanced hop profile that didn't remind me of the "I'll eat anything" bets I made with my friends as a 7 year old, I'd be right back out there looking to scoop up every bottle I could find. Of course, if ear wax is your thing, then I say trade whatever you've got (baseball cards and all) to get your sticky little hands on bottle of this stuff.

SirRuss, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

millerbuffoon, Apr 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Dontcounttoday, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Sgtfink, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

thinwhiteduke, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

MarkyMOD, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

98green, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

bryseitz, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

RyanTheLion13, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

MastaShonuf, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

bcsbeer, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

mani, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Wolberjs, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

A - Minimal head, about 1/4 finger. Maybe slightly off-white in the yellow. Body is a great slightly cloudy, perfectly balanced wheat colored.

S - Smells like a good IPA. Nothing crazy, but solid. Hops, grapefruit, and orange. Smooth and simple.

T - Again, nothing crazy but good. Hops are moderately harsh and then some orange rind and slight sourness.

M - Decent carbonation and body. Slightly drying.

O - Simple and good. Could see drinking a lot of this on a regular basis if it was cheap and available.

RuckusDu, Jun 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Kerrie, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

dudeabides76, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

LornaLee, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

njport, Apr 19, 2012
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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