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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company

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1,601 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,601
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 213
Gots: 153 | 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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Photo of mattcrill
4.93/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Been grabbing multiple six packs of this on my Michigan vacations for the past 3 years. Can't believe I haven't formally reviewed it until now.

Aroma: Big citrus and piney American hop resins are in charge. Nice caramel and bready malt backbone. All American hops are up front and in charge here. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber colored pour. Sticky white head. Moderate effervescence noted.

Flavor: Pleasant floral hop bitterness up front. Nice piney and resin hop character serves as the base. Bready and caramel malts fade in and out but balance is decidedly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation. No slipperiness or alcohol heat.

Overall impression: One of my favorite American IPA's. You can have your West coast/East coast debate. The North coast rocks it in this department.

mattcrill, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of GoldenChild
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From a bottle into a glass. $10.19 in Gaylord MI, Bottled on date 03/10/11 So its a couple of months old.

A- Nice. Golden color with a nice white fluffy head that almost overflowed the glass, but didnt end up leaving even after the last swallow was gone.

S- Huge. Lots of hops, lots of citrus.

T- Tons of hops citrus and pine that stick with you for a very lingering hoppy bitter finish.

M- Very big but really nice to drink. One of my favorites in the category.

O- This is a super beer i remember the first time that i ever drank it around 3 years ago it took me about 2 weeks to finish the 6 pack. Now i could drink all of them in one night.

GoldenChild, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of Deuane
4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the brew pub.

A-Slightly hazed, brilliant golden copper with a thick off-white head that reduced to a thin cap that never went away and left copious lace.

S-A big fat smack of orange/nectarine citrus and pineapple. Nice combination of citrus, tropical fruits and some spiciness. Supporting, mildly sweet caramel malts offer just enough support.

T-KA-BOOM! Big time hop flavours going on! Citrus, tropical fruits, pine and an underlying spiciness. This one is all about the hops but has just enough sweet biscuit malt backing.

M-Medium-light body, sharp and crisp with long lasting hop bitterness.

D-This one is about as good as a well crafted hop bomb can be. I had been anxiously waiting to have this one fresh on tap--in NO WAY did it disappoint! I could drink this one ALL day. Well done Joe and the crew at Short's!

Deuane, Aug 18, 2009
Photo of BeachHoppy
4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Huma-Lupa Licious IPA is easily one of the top 3 IPAs brewed in Michigan. My number one at the moment.

I have a 5-tap kegerator in my at-home tavern, and I am proud to have Huma-Lupa as my flagship Michigan beer. My hop-head wife and I are enjoying our fifth half barrel of HLL this year. This is one of the best session IPA's ever had in my 30+ years of drinking quality beers.

This is a consistently brewed beer. You can always count on the hops right up front. It has great mouth feel and is properly balanced with enough malt to not entirely overtake the beer with west coast hoppiness.

BeachHoppy, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of Jernami75
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer! Although I am sometimes turned off by heavily-hopped beers that don't have a good malt sweetness to balance the bitter, I am totally intrigued by the Huma. The exploding pine, citrus, grapefruit is so intense, and the bittering hops linger very pleasantly. Cheers to Short's, but please start distributing your goodness outside of Michigan.

Jernami75, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of beals
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

managed to get two bottles, thanks to @craftbeercellar.

A: poured vigorously. 1 finger white head, minimal lacing. organgish/red, much deeper than it looked during the pour.

S: whooooah, hops. smells just like cracking open a foil pack of fresh hops while homebrewing! traces of malt, but that nose of hops runs the show. not a hop bomb, though -- just a really pleasing smell.

T: all hops up front, bitterness and a bite in the middle leaves your taste buds and salivary glands on alert through the finish. mix of hops, definitely American... not quite the usual "C" hops, though. the label claims complex malt, but i just taste the malt as a supporting structure for the hops. good balance for a hoppy IPA.

M: low carbonation, would have expected a tad more. malt gives the right amount of body to make this an IPA, not a hoppy PA.

D: definitely could only handle one of these in a session. palate is left a bit blitzed (not from bitterness, though).

overall: great beer. tastes just like opening that packet of hops on brew day... mmm...

beals, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of Surrender2theFlow
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%

Surrender2theFlow, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Baileyuk
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was one of my first craft experiences and I thought the industry was nuts! That was 2003 and I was not put off and allowed myself to experience some lighter beers.
Skipping through to now where I am craft only and an IPA lover this beer is top of my list. It is so well balanced as to not just have a hop presence for the sake of it. Its first taste is powerful but then a leveling off into a pleasant taste. The aroma is interesting and reminds you of the hops relation to "other" plants.

I cannot wait until bottles are out in May and I can drink it any time.

Baileyuk, Feb 13, 2008
Photo of Thereformedtheo
4.76/5  rDev +17.2%

Thereformedtheo, Aug 26, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +17.2%

grimshawben, Sep 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

danp14, May 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

MSEGUIN, Aug 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Lovey75, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Gardmark59, Feb 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

cestlavie, Jun 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

JDbullodg, Aug 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

dirtydisk, Jan 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

schmityl, Jan 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Cutty, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of tedingr
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

GREAT BEER. If you like hoppy beer this one is for you. Enjoyed it and will go out of my way to get it. Shorts Brewery does a lot of "interesting" with their beers. I enjoy this beer every time I drink it and recommended to anyone. As longs as the like a hoppy beer. Love the smell, appearance, and after taste.

tedingr, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of zahara15
4.75/5  rDev +17%

zahara15, Feb 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

dchabala, Aug 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

EDiamond, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of claminat420
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- poured a slight amber golden color. the slightest off white thick foamy head. medium lacing.

S- just hops. earthy and citrusy

T- just how it smells but with a caramel malt backup blended just right.

M- medium light bodied. nice carbonation.

D- could try to drink a whole 6. on my 4th right now and feelin pretty good(abv).

Overall- this beer is how a michigan ipa should be made. this goes in the pack of bell's two hearted and dark horse's crooked tree even tho the crooked has more of a malt blend. if you're an ipa fan and like the bitterness you should totally try this brew.

claminat420, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of Mark88
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Mark88, Sep 24, 2014
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.