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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

1,421 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,421
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 201
Gots: 100 | 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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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-15-2012 00:53:23 | More by kbuzz
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TheMonk41

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-29-2011 00:58:22 | More by TheMonk41
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-04-2013 21:02:06 | More by Lurkerson
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jamvt

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-18-2013 01:41:57 | More by jamvt
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danwho

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-19-2012 00:31:31 | More by danwho
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ScottyG

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-14-2013 13:08:30 | More by ScottyG
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Kevin55

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-12-2012 00:29:22 | More by Kevin55
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-13-2012 06:54:06 | More by ygtbsm94
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YCantWeNotBeSober

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

09-09-2012 22:12:32 | More by YCantWeNotBeSober
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Selling the beer with high praise, the brewery makes some big statements on their label. The focus on the hop flower yields the gripping citrusy bitterness of the cone with supple support.

Medium to dark gold in color, the beer boasts a mild hoppy haze and a frothy white head of great staying power and broken rings of lace as the beer fades. It's a fine looking IPA that doesn't steer from the visual path very much.

The forefront of hops is evident in the nose. Grapefruit, oranges, and fresh-cut grass allow for an citrus and herbal display that seduces the olfactory senses with sharpness and mouth whetting effect. A brief search for malts yeilds a light scent of baking bread and mild caramel.

The one-sided balance that the nose promises is met with taste. Hop flavor starts juicy and citrusy as the supple sweetness of malt gives the fruit flavors a plumper and juicier impression of taste. As the beer traverses over the middle palate, the sharpness of citrus grows, the malt sweetness recedes further, and the grassy herbal notes rise. A malty-dry finish of muddled grasses, pine resin, and citrus pith spearhead the throat-gripping bitterness that the label suggested.

Medium in body at first, the carbonation and crusty malt lift and the dryness of hops, alcohol, and malt memory deliver a quick and fleeting finish except for a lingering citrus bitterness that crispens heading into the next taste.

If I were a craft beer enthusiast of ten years ago, this would have likely been the showpiece for hopcentric beers, similar to Goose Island's IPA and Anderson Valley's Hop Ottin'. But in today's combative IPA world, this one may get lost in the shuffle.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 23:34:35 | More by BEERchitect
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leadahmer

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-07-2013 00:29:41 | More by leadahmer
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Marti403

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-01-2012 23:26:37 | More by Marti403
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-14-2014 18:38:45 | More by Flabbyjandro
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larebear


3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-20-2012 07:40:18 | More by larebear
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Stephen. Thanks for the opportunity!

Into a tulip pours a cloudy yellowy with orange highlights when backlit. Retention is minimal leaving a razor thin collar.

Caramel, ginger, and lemon rind on the nose. This smells like liquified Indian food. While I happen to love indian food, the ginger and spices on the nose are slightly odd here.

Malts, bitter lemon rind and cilantro? Ginger rides hard here as well. Certainly an odd beer that conjures up vivid memories up Indian buffets gone-by.

For years my sister and wife have partaken in all the bounty and goodness that the Indian buffet has to offer. This beer is the odd incantation of these tastes and memories. Ill just drink it and ponder.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 01:06:13 | More by BarrytheBear
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Honus1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-02-2013 00:40:06 | More by Honus1
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stogirelli

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-08-2013 00:57:37 | More by stogirelli
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m_p_snyder

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-08-2013 03:50:19 | More by m_p_snyder
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mtrctyjoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-17-2014 21:30:46 | More by mtrctyjoe
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breakingbland

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-26-2013 17:05:39 | More by breakingbland
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Rons35

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-19-2013 22:47:54 | More by Rons35
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somethingcreative

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-17-2013 01:02:22 | More by somethingcreative
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leweascoba

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-28-2012 00:59:50 | More by leweascoba
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TheBronze

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-03-2012 04:31:10 | More by TheBronze
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

09-17-2013 21:11:05 | More by e30todamax
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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