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

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1,562 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,562
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 213
Gots: 143 | 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)
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

krome, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DruRho, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

martyl1000, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

avschmitt, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jstark5150, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Portsmouth goblet. Date on bottle says it was packaged in March 09.

A - Pours a hazy, bright orange color. A creamy head forms with an off-white, slightly yellowish color, about 1 finger high. Head dissipates quickly and leaves a decent collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S - Smells of citrusy and spicy hops and bready malt. Well balanced, expected more hop aroma here. Beer is about 4 mths old, not too old but maybe like some others (Nugget Nectar, for one) the hops leave this one quickly.

T - Good full bitterness with lightly malty flavors underneath - bready, biscuity flavors. Bitterness lingers - some fruitiness appears as the beer warms and hops take on a sharper bite.

M - Beer has adequate body, slightly thin but appropriate for the style. Bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. Carbonation is on the higher side and gives a good prickly feeling in the mouth.

D - This is quite a good IPA with good flavor and medium body. Alcohol is present but not really overpowering. Feels pretty smooth going down...definitely could have another one or two of these.

portia99, Jul 30, 2009
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

1jstafan, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

nmann08, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

RyV, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DaveHack, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

s_wit, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

coz, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

kell50, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

avalonct, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Tee2Grn, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in trade from jbck109 thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a deep golden/copper color with a finely bubbled white head that dissipates quickly to only a ring around the top of the glass. Smells like hops, yeah really. Grapefruit and sour orange are prevalent in the aroma backed up by fleeting hints of biscuit and caramel. Taste is resinous, citrus, with some biscuit malt found deep underneath. Every sip I take adds to the resinous and citrus onslaught besieging my palette. Resinous mouthfeel, medium to full body, light level of carbonation. This is definitely a beer to help get your hop fix on. I enjoyed this although at times I did feel it bracingly bitter.

johnnnniee, Feb 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

fatboy91, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

chippo33, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

smutty33, May 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Clayton1220, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jgunther71, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jefe73, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Cdunk11, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

InspectorBob, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden straw color. Hazy but translucent. Nice big head at first that fades into a lace.

Floral hops very herbal smell.

More floral piny tastes with a nice hop bite. Spicy crisp finish. Not picking up much of the malts.

Nice amount of carbonation very smooth and refreshing IPA to go with the highly floral tastes.

bfields4, Jul 14, 2009
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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