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

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1,688 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,688
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 219
Gots: 193 | 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:
Beer added by: arizcards on 06-13-2004

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
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traveled up to Michigan this past weekend, and I had to grab one of these guys to try it out.

An average pour got me a finger and a half of very dense, sudsy looking head. The body is a translucent amber color with a steady column of bubbles making their way to the top. Nice retention on the head, and a decent bit of lacing too.

Mmmmm, hops. I smell pine, grapefruit and a touch of mango.

Starts off piney then eases a grapefruit flavor in on you. Very nice bitter, it sticks with you. Gets a bit of a wheat bread touch and a hint of orange zest on the back end.

Medium bodied. Slight stickiness, big dry finish. Good bitter stays with you. Carbonation seems light, but this doesn't detract at all.

Great IPA!

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A: Two finger head. Cloudy dark orange. Outstanding lacing.
S: Holy Hops! Very Strong smell of Grapefruit and Pine. Faint sweetness.
T: Starts sweet with grapefruit coming on strong. Finishes dry with a very long lingering bitterness (hoppy resin).
M: Smooth and Creamy. Overwhelming bitterness on the back of the tongue (in a good way).
D: Great the lingering bitterness makes you keep going in for another drink. Solid IPA.

Most definatly in my Top Five IPA's. Will be in my IPA purchase rotation for the future. Amazing when fresh.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

sampled on tap at hopcat in grand rapids dec 20/08.

pours hazy orange with a small dense white head. the head drops slowly and leaves a solid sheet of lace behind.

aroma is great. grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pine. bread and cracker. slightly powdery hops. light alcohol. caramel. bit of toffee. slight floral character too.

taste is great. much like the aroma, this one is packed with hops. pine, grapefruit, orange, tangerine. powdery. cracker and white bread. light alcohol. touch of caramel.

mouthfeel is great. medium-low carbonation level. just under medium body with a nice dry finish.

drinkability is great. excellent balance, great depth of the hops and malt. this is a top notch ipa that would not last long in my fridge.

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.