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

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1,651 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,651
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 216
Gots: 167 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MgoJohnStamos, Aug 18, 2013
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ranokmai, Aug 16, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into snifter

A - Hazy light copper orange with a 1.5 finger white head. Minimal retention and a few spots of lacing.

S - Bitter pine hops with floral and earthy hops. Hints of citrus can be found, but they take a back seat to the pine. I get some light bready malt.

T - Starts off with a punch of oily, piney, bitter hops. Buried under all those hops are notes of citrus, earthy, and light bready malts. Finish is, surprise, bitter.

M - Slick and oily with a medium body. Carbonation is light. Bitter lingers for some time on teh palate.

O - A bitter, piney, hopped up IPA. Good, but not unique.

Ri0, Aug 16, 2013
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Kam, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MSandahl23, Aug 12, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a mildly hazy orange amber gold, with a creamy white head, and really pleasant lacing and film. 4

S – a lively floral character out of the glass, with lavender, citrusy lemon and orange. Some bready malt background, some subtle spice, and a rich oily hop character. Comes through with a bit of herbalness, all about the hops. 4

T – a bracing hop character. Dry herbs, olive oil, pungent lemon citrus, and a big hit of resiny pine as well as tobacco. Not much fruity about this initially, but some melon and grapefruit emerge, to start a big kick of strong resiny hops, with bready malt to balance it out nicely to the long full finish with a spicy hop kick. Strong citrus but enough of a firm body to provide an amply counterpoint. Highly flavourful for sure but also tons of complexity. 4

M – an initial strong effervescence, then a slick hoppy oiliness takes over and coats the palate. A big slick dry finish which leaves a coating resinous pininess and hop character. Drinkable and a big oily hoppy character that lingers on nicely. Refreshing and the components are put together quite nicely. 4.25

This is a wild in-your-face IPA. Tons of hop character emerging in all forms, and it’s a bit of a hop-bomb initially, but has enough carbonation and malt body to work really well together, letting it warm up a bit is a huge reward as it becomes much more complex and rich. Worth trying for sure, this is a really solid IPA with resiny pine and complex intricacies everywhere. 4.25

mick303, Aug 12, 2013
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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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