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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
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1,523 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,523
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 214
Gots: 134 | 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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derricksmalls

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-16-2012 17:38:52 | More by derricksmalls
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Sturdley

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-30-2013 23:19:23 | More by Sturdley
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tpauer

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-25-2012 19:34:40 | More by tpauer
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target88

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-03-2013 15:31:20 | More by target88
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-27-2014 15:40:22 | More by ahbithwabm
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JDD419

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-11-2013 00:39:47 | More by JDD419
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%

Bought a new liter stein so I thought I'd christen it with this

A: a clear gold-orange color with minimal light head and not much lacing

S: hops, and alot of it too , very strong aroma

T: bread, malts, grain, citrus and hop loaded, very strong after taste.

M: mild amount of carbonation, very smooth, with strong after taste

O: Not much of a fan of IPAs, the hops are usually too over bearing for me, but not this one. There is a strong presence of hops both before and after but its not offensive, which is surprising to me for being an IPA, a pleasant surprise from one of my favorite breweries.

10-07-2012 02:17:19 | More by Mavigo
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Beer review from BA Mag Oct 2007.

"A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth" is printed on the label, so we come at this beer guessing that we are in store for a flavorful beer. The 76 IBUs can tell part of that story.

Fast foaming action with three fingers of rocky head, no problem with retention either as the carbonation is a bit lively and keeps the lace sticking after each sip. Slight haze on this orangey amber-colored brew, but a bit of haze is to be expected. Big pungent hop aroma of citric rind (which leans towards grapefruit), pine and evergreen and tobacco. All the way in the back is a layer of maltiness in the nose. Upfront crispness takes control of the palate as the onslaught of hoppiness begins. Bitterness is up there, no fooling around with those 76 IBUs. Sharpness to start then more of pungent citric rind and then herbal. Maltiness never really punches through hard but there are layers within that bring forth a toasted biscuit flavor. A tad dry with a long hop finish, perhaps a bit salty.

Hop damn it! This is a no holds barred American IPA. Without a doubt we did get our fix of hops. Forget the East Coast / West Coast hop battles, you better recognize the hoppiness in the Great Lakes region.

07-07-2010 00:33:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, orange-brown in color, hazy, high carbonation

Smell: grapefruit and pine hops

Taste: a small bready caramel start followed by a big dose of piney and citrus hops with caramel towards the end

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, medium body,sweet start with a big bitter body and bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall: This is the best mid-west ipa that I have had in a while. I like the mix of hops. Due to the dryness two is my max, but I would pick more up if it were more readily available around here.

06-01-2011 14:48:51 | More by tigg924
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33nickadams

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Great looking golden amber hue that's somewhat transparent. About a finger of head when it was poured, then dissipates down to a sticky froth. Great citrusy and piney smell from the hops. A dream to smell! A great malt backbone that has caramel notes, but also well balanced with the citrusy and piney hop bitterness. A true rollercoaster of malt and hops! It has a medium mouthfeel and it leaves the mouth a little dry. Overall, a great IPA, and one that I wouldn't hesitate to get again and again.

12-21-2011 03:44:20 | More by 33nickadams
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Frosty80

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Color: sits clear burnt orange

Smell: great malt sweetness dominated by piney and citrusy hops.

Taste: great citrus and pine notes. even tugged a little at the glands behind my cheeks on the first sip. little bit of sweetness to round it out nicely. significantly dry, bitter finish

Mouthfeel: low-med body with decent amount of carbonation.

Notes: simply? superb IPA. it isnt anything special, so it didnt blow me out of the water, but as far as just a straight IPA goes, if youre looking for a good amount of bitterness, call this a job well done.

03-05-2009 04:14:12 | More by Frosty80
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Giggy

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

BAM!

If you are a hop lover, this beer has to be on the top of your list.

A: Clear copper beer with an off-white head

S: Fresh evergreens and grapefruits

T: Sweet caramel and yeasty breads, bitter hops, and dry malts

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, zing on the tastebuds

D: Flavor wants you to drink more but they are filling

02-18-2011 00:58:50 | More by Giggy
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Roke87

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

12oz bottle, slightly chilled and poured into a Duvel tulip.
No bottle dates as is common with Shorts although I was assured it was from a fresh case.

Appearance- Pours a translucent golden amber colour with two fingers of nice fluffy white head that quickly dissipates to an above average ring around the glass leaving lots of sticky lacing throughout the glass till finish.

Smell- I don’t get much other than the pine and floral hop smells right of the bat, and some citrusy aromas thrown in there as well, with a finish of very mild bready malts just for good measure.

Taste- Very similar to the smell, you get a nice punch in the face from an intense hoppy pine flavour, grapefruit citrus taste is definitely present, and although it starts off very bitter from the hops it finishes almost sweet with a nice malty taste on the palate.

Mouthfeel – Light bodied but pretty much right on in terms of what an IPA should be, average carbonation leaves a nice little bubbly top right till the end. A bit bitter at first but does have an interesting sweet and malty finish.

Overall- A very solid offering from Shorts and right up there with some of the best IPA’s that I have tried. Personally I liked it and another one on the list of a hophead’s dreams, although it does definitely have an intense bitterness that not everyone will like or appreciate. I found it was balanced nicely by a bready malt flavour and almost sweet in the finish, while still being a very smooth and crisp IPA, would definitely pick up again.

05-14-2011 05:20:59 | More by Roke87
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

A- Golden amber with some yeast haze and a small white cap. Head retains decently and leaves a frothy cloud behind. A few streaks of lace.

S- Lots of hops. Pretty much a beastly mix of floral and citrus hops, like opening a bag for homebrew. Has a Fruity pebble feel with the bread and malt. Dank.

T- Big citrus and floral hops with a fresh hop and dank feel. Caramel malt and yeast bread.

MF- Silky smooth creamy light body. Bitterness is big but doesn't interfere with overall flavor.

DB- Very nice and probably fresh, dank bomb. Balanced when a lot of IPAs aren't nowadays.

03-19-2011 01:57:04 | More by cbutova
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riored4v

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured in to a "perfect pint". 1/2 finger, white head with a hazy golden colored body. Good lacing left behind.

Aroma smelled of some great citrusy hop smells. Pineapple, grapefruit and orange. Some mild caramel and maltiness.

Taste was very tasty and very much an IPA. Strong hop flavor upfront with tropical fruit, pineapple and grapefruit. Middle lends some malty sweetness before getting smacked with a great bitterness in the finish that was resiny and a bit piney. The bitterness lingers for a bit, but it doesnt numb the tongue on further drinks.

Mouthfeel was medium body, medium carb and a bone dry finish that really accentuated the hops.

Overall it was a very good IPA. In your face hops and bitterness. Really enjoyed this one.

12-08-2011 01:16:08 | More by riored4v
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kbeals

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

A- A bit of a hazy golden/orange color. About a finger of white, creamy head. Really good lacing and decent head retention.

S- Very floral, a bit of a citrus bite to the edge, hoppy.

T- Very hoppy, a lot of grapefruit flavor comes through, piney, with a bit of a bitter finish at the end. Not overly bitter though, pretty well balanced. Extremely delicious IPA.

M- Pretty smooth, not overly carbonated. Light-medium body.

D- Pretty drinkable. I would definitely have drank another one of these, and I'm actually surprised I didn't. A definite recommendation for any IPA lover.

02-15-2009 15:19:20 | More by kbeals
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Thanks to Hiker58 for picking this up for me while on business in Michigan. This is my first Short's brew. Served this chilled, in a pint glass, from a twelve ounce brown bottle.

Appearance: Huma-Lupa-Licious pours out a bright, amber copper color that was quite hazy. A hard pour resulted in a little better than a finger of thin white head. Head faded rather quickly into a thin white layer of foam atop the beer. Some random, spotty lace was left on the glass after each sip.

Smell: Nose is loaded with hops. Floral and herbal hops. Tons of grapefruit and orange peel, and plenty of thick pine. Nice thick, slightly grainy malt to back up the hops. Fresh cut grass also comes to mind. Faint yeasty background and no noticeable alcohol.

Taste: Again, loaded with hops. More citrus, mostly grapefruit with some orange zest. Also a strong resiny pine flavor. Some almost balancing malt that definitely takes a back seat to the massive hop profile. Somewhat spicy and peppery. Finishes dry with a strong herbal hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Nice, somewhat thick mouthfeel is quite pleasing, definitely coats the palate. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A very drinkable, ballsy IPA in my opinion. Great job Short's!

04-26-2009 23:44:42 | More by jaxon53
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ironbike1

New York

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Recieved this in a trade as an extra from SHOGOWANDA (forgive me if the name is incorrect)

Yummy!!!

pours a nice burnt orange color with a fluffy white head that fades quickly. Smell is strong of floral hops and bitterness hits the nose hard. The taste is very smooth and bitter at the finish. You get a nice hit of the floral hops mixed in. Mouthfeel is very light and smooth.

Very drinkable and an easy IPA to drink. Well done IPA from a brewery I never knew of.

03-13-2011 22:00:38 | More by ironbike1
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured out to a dark orange color with a smaller head of orange white foam. Medium low level of carbonation. This is a hop-heads dream come true. Aromas of hops and hop oils, with a mild backbone of earthy hops. Taste was hops over the top with caramel malts blending in for a harmonious experience. Mouthfeel was nice and oily, the way I like my IPA's. Drinkability was suprisingly good for the higher ABV. Recommended drinking.

07-23-2006 02:56:33 | More by Frozensoul327
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herman77

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

A: Hazy orange/dark golden color. Very cloudy, with a fluffy off white head, good retention. Good sticky lacing

S: Plenty of sweet bready malt and floral hops. Citrus and pine, very floraly.

T: Very strong, bitter, spicy hops. Some grapefruit and pine as well. Lots of biscuity and carmel malt to back it up, so its not just a bitter hop bomb. Resiny bitter hops last long in the finish, makes the mouth very dry and instantly you want another sip. Very tasty and balanced quite well.

M: Medium to full body. Moderate to lighter fizzy carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel from all the hop oils.

D: The malt balance really makes the drinkability good even though its crammed full of strong, bitter hops.

08-26-2010 23:47:03 | More by herman77
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Lillenk

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Had on tap at Grill One Eleven.

Appearance is nice. Golden color with a nice white head.

Smell was huge. Lots of hops, lots of citrus.

Taste was great. Tons of hops and citrus that stick with you for a very lingering hoppy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel was very big but really nice to drink. One of my favorites in the category.

11-06-2010 18:27:53 | More by Lillenk
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joepais

Maine

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Tyson thanks for sending this want along. Bottle poured into a snifter produced a finger worth o f white head that went to a thin lace that follows the body down the glass. The body is a wonderful is a clear peach in color.
Yes the hop aromas are incredible on this brew, Big piney, citric, and floral. The hop flavor is the same but with enough sweetness from the malts to keep it drinkable. It is to the hop side of being balanced. The feel in my mouth is exactly what I want in an IPA and the carbonation is crisp as well.
Easy enough to drink I could handle a few of these in a sitting. A good IPA all in all

05-12-2009 01:30:38 | More by joepais
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salvo

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

09-11-2011 02:51:46 | More by salvo
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HopNuggets

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured 12oz bottle into Spigeleu glass.

A - Poured a hazy sunrise orange with a solid 2 finger snow white head that leaves a lacing down that glass that you could tie like a pair of shoelaces.

S - A nice balance of malt and hops that dance in your nose. Grapefruit forward with caramel and orange to follow with some toffee at the end. There's a bit of earthyness in the mix there as well.

T - This is one nice IPA. Tart grapefruit with sweet toffee malts balancing it out and a bitter punch in the end.

M - Bitter, dry IPA that leaves you wanting another sip. Medium carbonation that tickles your tongue, or that may be the bitterness but it's there well after the sip is downed.

O - Very nice dry, balanced IPA.

04-02-2011 00:24:08 | More by HopNuggets
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Thanks to Deuane for the trade, I poured this 12oz into a taster, shared w/ tenderbranson69.

A - beautiful apricot shade w/ 1/2 inh white cap thatt is bubbly. The head becomes lace that sticks well. There is light haze and the beer is fine

S - A fruity citrus hop aroma w/ orange-like odors and a nice grapefruity nose w/ light nutty malt scent

M - A moderate carbonation mixed w/ med high bitterness and subtle malt under acidity of citrus hops juicy feel w/ a dry overall texture

T - Very high bitter flavor from the hop taste eases into a spiced green pepper and citrus essence followed by toasted taste and piney high alpha flavor. The malt adds a great sweet base for the herbal and mildly grassy taste as it finishes

D - A great IPA, interesting hop usage and the malt is not neglected keeping the hops from outshining the beers overall flavor and making it too bitter. This is a beer worth returning to.

05-13-2009 01:03:50 | More by Slatetank
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,523 ratings.