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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

1,556 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 211
Gots: 142 | 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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Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is a bright amber hue, with a small amount of head that quickly dissipates. Great lacing on the side of the glass though.

Smell is strong, and dominated by pine and earth notes. Some sweetness as well.

Taste is very bitter, with the hop flavors (mostly pine, but some citrus as well) right at the center of it all. But there is a definitely some corresponding sweetness from the malts. I'm not 100% convinced this is an ideal balance, but if you love hops this beer is perfect.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, with lots of carbonation. The bitterness lingers.

Overall a solid IPA. The hop flavors are subtle, and less dominant than Founders Centennial IPA. But as the name and artwork suggest, the hop bitterness is the main attraction.

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,556 ratings.