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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
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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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barleyPops

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle from Woodchopper. pours a cloudy orange/amber with a lasting frothy white head. aroma is a nice mix of pine and grapefruit. flavor is pleasantly bitter with loads of pine, orange and grapefruit zest and an interesting sweet caramel backbone. medium to full bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. this is damn tasty! I need to find more.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 23:06:31 | More by barleyPops
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-30-2011 03:08:08 | More by brandoman63
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RudiNicole

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-29-2011 19:34:48 | More by RudiNicole
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Doodler

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-29-2011 09:05:03 | More by Doodler
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-28-2011 02:28:40 | More by bigdaddypolite
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joshrosborne

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-27-2011 23:57:48 | More by joshrosborne
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-25-2011 16:25:03 | More by joelBfrasier
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Jips

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-23-2011 19:23:37 | More by Jips
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-23-2011 01:33:30 | More by mmcnaughton
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Another6Pack

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-22-2011 01:04:29 | More by Another6Pack
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MIBeerRanger4

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Have had the Short's Huma a number of times... most recently out of a bottle in Grand Rapids at a tasting event.

A- The beer looks great in the glass. Pours with a real nice color and great head. The foam laces the glass nicely as you drink it.

S- The nose on this I.P.A. is almost all floral and pine. Wish it had a bit more citrus going on.

T - Taste is pretty extreme and very hoppy but hit's the spot that most I.P.A. drinkers are looking for.

M- This beer is a palate killer! But in a kind of good way. I love this beer but don't plan on tasting much after you've had the Huma. It is so hoppy and has such extreme bitterness that it does not lend itself to more than a few sips before your mouth is overwhelmed.

O- Overall I like the beer a lot. Better on draft I think as it seems to be a bit more balanced. I will certainly have it again, and again and offer it to friends.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 19:21:52 | More by MIBeerRanger4
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-21-2011 18:42:34 | More by Rochefort10nh
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-21-2011 04:22:18 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-21-2011 04:04:00 | More by Skye1024
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FedExPope

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-21-2011 03:28:48 | More by FedExPope
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willjschmidt

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-21-2011 01:21:34 | More by willjschmidt
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MichiganHopHead

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-21-2011 01:11:31 | More by MichiganHopHead
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-20-2011 16:49:57 | More by Rempo
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brewpubbung

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-19-2011 20:48:02 | More by brewpubbung
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-19-2011 05:35:42 | More by cosmonick
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-19-2011 03:46:01 | More by JDizzle
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-19-2011 03:24:37 | More by Gtg642
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madeofsteel

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a golden-amber color with a fizzy looking 1/4 inch head.
Very lovely lacing.

S - Big hops in the nose, mostly piney with some citrus backing it up. Lemon or orange zest comes to mind.

T - Bitter! This is an IPA that certainly doesn't skimp on the hops. Floral and not very heavy on the citrus. Simply amazing.

M - Very nice dry IPA finish.

O - This beer is unrelenting, and with dominate your palate if you'd just give it the chance.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 02:35:29 | More by madeofsteel
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SirRuss

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Biggups to the Rhettroactive for this one!)

A: a sturdy clean white head splays out across the deep amber body. Thick lacing coats the edge of the glass, and the retention is O's firm that the silky smooth surface remains in place for the full experience. Expectations of superb carbonation and luxurious makes follow.

S: great interplay of deep malt and light, fresh hops from the get-go. The former offers up toast biscuity notes alongside thicker bready notes, while the latter provide super herbaceous notes of grass, pine, and layers of citrus to finish. Although the nose is awash with character, it remains modest in it's approach, and lulls you in gently rather than the bellowing commands so frequently found in other examples of this style.

T: Again, excellent collaboration between malt and hops result in a harmonious balancen of an almost Siamese nature. The malts express on the palate much of that which is displayed on the nose. However, the hops impart a waxy bitterness that goes beyond the usual resin resemblance to become akin to that found in green tea or - dare I say it - ear wax. Although this maybe a fetish for some, and despite the hop's commendable citric notes, this is not a flavor profile for my personal taste.

M: The carbonation certainly satisfies expectations set by its appearance: smooth, functional, well-integrated bubbles carry the bulk of this brew with elegant ease. The malts provide a pleasing weightiness to the body, and the relentless head imparts a velvety kiss upon its uptake.

O: I really want to sing this brew's praises - it ticks so many boxes, and yet the fact it falls almost flat on it's face when it comes to the most defining feature of an IPA - the hops - robs me of that opportunity. If only the Short's brewmasters had considered a more nuanced hop profile that didn't remind me of the "I'll eat anything" bets I made with my friends as a 7 year old, I'd be right back out there looking to scoop up every bottle I could find. Of course, if ear wax is your thing, then I say trade whatever you've got (baseball cards and all) to get your sticky little hands on bottle of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 02:27:59 | More by SirRuss
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-19-2011 00:55:39 | More by Gatordaddy
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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