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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

1,503 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 210
Gots: 127 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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hawks10

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12oz. bottle poured into my La Fin Du Monde tulip...

Pours a brownish amber that is slightly hazy. A decent two finger bright white head forms and leaves some lacing...

A west coast aroma to this one, very nice. Pine and slightly floral hops, very resinous with a bit of a citrus hop presence as well...a slight aroma of sweet malt, but this one is all about the hops...

Bitter and dry, earthy and piny, no real presence of any citrus hops...a bit of sweet, caramel malt tries to be heard from but this beer is pretty one sided, finishes very dry...

Medium bodied with good carbonation, very dry finish and cotton-mouth aftertaste...

Pretty good "west-coast" IPA from a midwest brewer, too many other good IPA choices out there however to justify buying this one again...at least for now...

04-09-2010 04:01:47 | More by hawks10
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oper8or

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-06-2011 22:23:23 | More by oper8or
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-10-2011 02:49:16 | More by jenray
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12oz bottle poured into pint glass - thanks to biglobo8971 for this extra

Pours a tepid, hazed burnt orange with literally no head, retention, or lacing. Odd.

Some starkly pine hops in the nose with bready toasted tones.

A surprising blast of hops up front with an avalanche of pine and citrusy resin. Lighter grapefruit and rind touches are apparent. Very bitter throughout, with a lightly malted backbone. Slight caramel touches with doughy malt. Finishes extremely bitter and long with a light touch of alcohol.

Decent medium body, solid carbonation, very dry and lasting feel on the palate. Drinks decent, although the lingering hop bitterness seems to never end (which can be a positive aspect). This was my first Short's beer and I'm curious to try more.

01-10-2011 07:01:18 | More by xnicknj
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JMurphy41

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-04-2013 02:54:44 | More by JMurphy41
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-15-2013 14:16:20 | More by BillRoth
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-16-2013 02:23:29 | More by ElGallo
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-30-2012 23:11:57 | More by Texasfan549
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runfoodrun

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-23-2013 03:02:31 | More by runfoodrun
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-01-2012 23:41:00 | More by CoryR
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Beer is amber and hazy with a thin white head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is hoppy but light with mostly piny with some earthiness in there as well. Minimal malt or sweetness.

Beer is medium to light in body and very bitter, finishes a little dry. Forward is a little thin but there are some pine notes in the midpalate. Its a decent IPA, very enjoyable.

12-02-2010 03:57:48 | More by drabmuh
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jkeffer13

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2013 23:17:31 | More by jkeffer13
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countchunkula


4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-26-2012 19:12:11 | More by countchunkula
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-12-2014 14:23:46 | More by MJSawyer
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senorscientist

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2012 06:42:53 | More by senorscientist
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-18-2011 14:51:35 | More by Brew33
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

The color is a mandarin orange and copper with just a little haze. Nice two finger head that recedes to a nice film of foam and a little lacing stickage to the inside of my glass.

The aroma is a sweet orange peel with maybe a little caramelized brown sugar. This maybe the right mix of biscuity, toasted malts and heavy hops.

The taste starts sweet with toasted, dry biscuits and caramel. The hops bring add some wet grass, orange peel, and maple tree leaves. The finish is bitter and lasts long after you swallow.

The palate is cleansing nd clean with lots of citrus flavors hanging around after each sip. The IPA is well deserved of its acclaim.

05-08-2010 17:48:14 | More by scruffwhor
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Scparks

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-20-2014 00:42:41 | More by Scparks
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-12-2013 00:25:49 | More by ccozzi
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-23-2011 01:33:30 | More by mmcnaughton
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-10-2013 17:37:34 | More by TypsiYpsi
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-19-2013 14:11:56 | More by FortKnox15
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Kam

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-15-2013 01:51:27 | More by Kam
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Hoopman

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-22-2011 12:06:31 | More by Hoopman
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Dan3279

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

First off I have to thank my friend Steve for hooking me up with this bottle during his recent brewery visit.

Poured the 12oz bottle into my DFH snifter to find a golden amber body with an inch and a half head. The aroma was dominated by the hops with some nice caramel malt hints. The flavor was good, again dominated by the hops, a good amount of bitterness but not overpowering and leads to a nice almost sweet aftertaste. The mouth feel was good with a nice amount of carbonation. Overall this was one was a little different but still very enjoyable.

10-02-2011 17:53:02 | More by Dan3279
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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