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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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1,562 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,562
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 212
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Summer78, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to nathan!

pours super murky orange with a light white head and amazing retention. nice lacing.

light floral and citrus hops, a touch of pine. sweet malts

very bitter with strong notes of grass and earthy flavors. finish gives way to light bitter citrus. light malt presence.

light thin carbonation. very light and clean.

a very interesting IPA. big earthy flavors set this apart from most but its quite refreshing and terribly easy to drink. seek this out!

hooliganlife, Jun 14, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

alphaacid9000, Feb 20, 2013
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DrIPA, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jduprey007, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

SimcoeJoe, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

redleg64, Sep 03, 2012
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brudz2134, May 04, 2013
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7Durandal7, Apr 13, 2012
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TheSamKuehn, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

RDQueena, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle purchased at the brewpub in mid-July.

A: The IPA is an amber color, a few shades of orange away from being the bottle it was served from. The ale is fairly clear with a sturdy orange glow. Half a finger of head is precariously lacing around the mouth of the glass.

S: The nose is a hefty dose of hops, pine and citrusy in a resiny masterpiece. Citrus peel and a dash of pepper round out a beautiful nose.

T: Ahh, peppery hops. This one is not lacking in that department. The pine and orange peel are abundant, heavy-handed and domineering throughout. At least until the caramel malt rears it head. The breadiness is a great pairing with the hops, able to withstand the sheer brute force. The hops really stand out though, coating with a resinous finish.

M: The ale is dominated by spicy hops, of both citrus and pine origin. If you aren't into hops, move along, there's nothing to see here.

D: I am so glad that I picked up a six pack (to go with a growler...). The hoppiness, especially when fresh, is a great draw.

akorsak, Aug 10, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No freshness date. Received for the wife from abraxel. Cheers and thanks!

Served into a standard pint glass.

Has a near reddish yellow body, with a foamy cap and though it only reaches a solid finger of head, presents a nice smattering of lacing throughout.

Strong citrus fruit notes, a good malt base that comes off as a sweet candied orange zest.

Dang this baby is smooth. A moderate entrance, that comes off more malty than hoppy, but with a pleasant and well deserved kick of hops that crawls up the back of the tongue. Citrus, soft biscuit, some butter notes, all well played. Nice balance.

For what its worth, the beer is well made. Neither sticky, nor abrasive.

Dang good IPA. Wish we had this baby in Florida for sure. Gives Jai Alai a run for its money. Not saying its not "world class", just for a drinkable IPA, this one is hard to beat.

Cheesemoose, Oct 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

thetimhortonsman, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerBuzzGuy, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jaydoc, Jan 14, 2014
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gtermi, Nov 30, 2013
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Dhamma73, Sep 12, 2013
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tommy5, Aug 29, 2013
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Emnmarko, Dec 17, 2013
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mtbdonn, Jun 09, 2014
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LamboBrewpants, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - pours a bright golden amber color, one-inch frothy ivory head, great retention and lacing, very hazy

s - big piney hop aroma, lighter lemon and orange citrus, significant biscuit malt notes underly the hops

t - somewhat sweet citrus burst up front with a heavy, bitter dose of piney hops on the midpalate, finish is more pine mixed with a nice biscuit malt backbone, light alcohol heat and lingering citrus notes

m - medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, pretty dry on the finish, light alcohol warming

d - pretty drinkable in that the flavors are interesting and enjoyable, but the intense bitterness definitely limits somewhat b/c it wears a bit on the palate, that said, I could drink this all night

Really good IPA from Short's. Definitely worth seeking out if you're a fan of West Coast style IPAs.

WeisGuy, Aug 06, 2010
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teamwiggum, Feb 08, 2014
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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