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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,644 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,644
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 214
Gots: 161 | FT: 6
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

SammyJaxxxx, Oct 13, 2014
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I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 11, 2013
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nrombes, Jun 25, 2012
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flynn1648, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of the better IPAs I've ever had.

Picked it up in Michigan since I don't get them in Illinois. No expiration date found on the bottle.

Not much malt in the aroma (no complaints there). Surprisingly low hops there, but still smells wonderful.

Beautiful amber color. Low head, minimal lacing. Very clear.

Great bitterness-not overly so like some IPAs. Must be some great malt backing it up. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Finishes dry, which I like.

Overall, I really like this beer. I think it's a great representation of the American IPA style. I would definitely buy it again.

acg1123, Oct 09, 2012
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PBIU, Aug 11, 2014
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lupercmda, Sep 01, 2013
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JohnnieNepal, Feb 22, 2013
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durlta, Aug 12, 2012
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FlyingHellfish, Mar 04, 2013
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Bshaw22, Sep 02, 2014
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Torch_Lake, Sep 02, 2013
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tulipcitybob, May 10, 2012
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AmeriCanadian, Jul 25, 2014
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Jamison85, Jul 14, 2014
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visualmartyr, Dec 25, 2012
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uptown, May 28, 2014
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Rich540, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at Hopcat.

A- Pours a hazy orangish red with a nice fluffy white head that left a good amount of layered lacing.

S- Citrus and pine hop aroma. A bit of caramel malt in the background.

T- Taste of citrus and piney hops with a good resiny taste and balanced out with a bready malt taste.

M- Medium to full in body. Nice and oily finish.

D- High for this IPA as it is nearly perfectly balanced between malt and hop.

nrbw23, Jul 13, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a slightly hazy orange with a half finger head. Large bubbles become a fine lacing later on.

S: huge floral, citrus, pine, and bitter smell. Some sweet maltiness ensues.

T: the instant it hits my tongue I get malt, then it goes directly to bitterness, then citrus and pine, and finally it leaves a thin pale malt aftertaste with a hint of sweetness. Nope, it's not done. The bitterness and hops hang forever. Really lasting flavors.

M: initially carbonated, then smooths a bit with time in the mouth. Finishes crisp, but coats the tongue for a lasting tasteful finish.

O: excellent IPA. I'm an IPA person from Michigan, and I can't believe I never tried this before this year. Good thing I picked it up at Meijer's.

Holland, Oct 12, 2011
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bbal325, Aug 16, 2014
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ktenneydenver, Apr 21, 2014
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Chiefilliniwek, Dec 28, 2013
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maxk, Mar 01, 2013
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,644 ratings.