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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

1,523 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,523
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 214
Gots: 134 | 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:
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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Pencible

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-11-2012 19:17:49 | More by Pencible
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rfraga77

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-10-2012 21:32:30 | More by rfraga77
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

2.85/5  rDev -29.8%

Review from notes from last night

A - Chill-haze laden amber-orange with a half finger white head. Retention is nice, head reduces to a small wisp but remains for a while. Mediocre lacing.

S - Sweet caramel and lemon, bitter citrus and floral hops. Something off about the hops, as if they've taken on a bit of a rotten characteristic.

T - Tastes sweet and bitter, but without much in the way of distinct flavors. Malty and bready, with a touch of caramel flavor and floral hop, but largely devoid of distinct flavors. Reminds me of Saranac IPA which I don't love. Hops seem to provide bitterness only, with very little flavor. Way too bitter and unbalanced.

M - Medium to light body, a little watery. Drying on the palate but wet on the tongue, a little odd. Not bad, but another letdown in an average-at-best beer.

O - Just not great. Looks and feels just OK. Aroma is average at best, and the taste is bland and far too bitter. Other brews with lots of hops balance the bitterness with flavors, to great effect. This beer is lacking. Glad I got to try it, thanks for the trade extra!

02-10-2012 16:51:21 | More by greenmonstah
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bishocr

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-10-2012 16:07:42 | More by bishocr
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zahara15

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-10-2012 02:43:38 | More by zahara15
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

Thanks to raymo55 for the awesome extra!

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy yellow/orange color with an inch of cream colored head that has nice retention.

The nose has some bready malts along with a bit of mango and pineapple, followed by some bitter notes.

The taste has a bit more malts involved than expected. There is some lemon and orange zest involved behind the front of sweet, bread-like malts. There is a nice light bitterness incorporated with the fruit rind flavors offered by the hops.

The mouthfeel is crisp and bitter, yet quite refreshing. Light-medium bodied with an amount of carbonation that is just right.

Overall, pretty decent but wish the hops made themselves noticed a bit more.

02-08-2012 21:12:33 | More by ChugginOil
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litheum94

California

2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

12 oz bottle. No bottling dates.

Bright, golden body with a one-finger, off-white head. Settles to a patchy cover with some lacing on the glass.

Sweet aromas of brown sugar and honeysuckle, with some pine resin in the background. Some citrus as well.

Light lemon and spice up front. Cracker malts with lots of carbonation combine for a dry mouthfeel. Biting hop bitterness with lots of astringency. It completely dries the mouth out, leaving a lingering metallic and medicinal taste.

The finish is pretty nasty tasting. There is way too much astringent bitterness here, with no balance. Not a well made IPA.

02-08-2012 05:21:31 | More by litheum94
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sgoro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-07-2012 03:01:47 | More by sgoro
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dudeabides76

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-05-2012 23:10:23 | More by dudeabides76
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mobius387

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-05-2012 18:24:30 | More by mobius387
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trginter

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.2%

02-04-2012 02:39:48 | More by trginter
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-04-2012 02:14:48 | More by Fitzmke
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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.1%

Reviewing the Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
Score: 73

01/09 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 01/19/12. Thank you to minterro for hooking me up with this one

Appearance: Pours a translucent orange-yellow color with a half finger of foamy off-white head that settles into a bubble ring around the glass. Solid lacing for a headless IPA. 3.5/5

Smell: Sharp honey and a "quick" lemon scent (it's quickly there and gone) mixed with a "floral" aroma. A little cocoa nib and milky malt. The nose is not very bitter, but it is a little "earthy." 3.5/5

Taste: Not much flavor here. There is a malty hops and light citrus flavor upfront, but it quickly mellows into an acidic and bitter, otherwise flavorless, creamy mouthfeel. A little stainless steel sweetness towards the "finish." At least it's drinkable. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-minus carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitter finish. 4/5

Overall: The mouthfeel is solid, but the rest of the beer falls far below expectations. This is the second disappointing beer that I have had from Short's in the past 10 days. Hopefully the Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout that I have in the fridge drinks better. I am glad I tried it, however.

Recommendation: This is an OK, but skip-able IPA.

Pairings: Greek-style french fries.

Cost: $8.99 for a six pack.

02-03-2012 05:26:30 | More by jegross2
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-02-2012 16:42:09 | More by Zaphog
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.
thanks to abanton for the opportunity.

pours a clear medium amber tone while yielding a finger, finger and a half of foamy off-white head. decent retention and lacing all over the place. pretty much nails what my expectations are for the appearance of an IPA.

fairly aromatic nose offers citric hops in abundance. secondary notes of pine and some florally characters with the hint of a sweet, malty backbone present in the background.

taste delivers on the nose, maybe even exceeds it. the citrus headlines the show with the pine and floral hoppiness and some biscuit-y malt rounding out the supporting case. fairly bitter. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, i'm digging this IPA a lot. very tasty. while i wouldn't necessarily put it up with the best of the best, i could see it earning a spot in my regular rotation... if only short's distributed to the boston area.

02-01-2012 05:40:08 | More by perrymarcus
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Review from notes when we were so lucky to receive a shipment of Short's for GABF 2011 :)

Poured from bottle to pint glass. The beer pours a golden amber orange color that is mostly translucent though slightly hazy. Nice 2 finger white head with good retention and lacing throughout. The aroma is earthy hops: pint, herbs, along with a mild citrus character. Backbone of grainy malt also prevalent. The flavor brings a gush of hops: pine, grapefruit, mint, pineapple, nice. Medium bitterness. The biscuit malt flavor provides a pleasant background. Finishes a bit dry. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a good beer. Really enjoy the hop character! Nice solid American IPA!

01-30-2012 14:14:12 | More by hopfacebrew
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senorscientist

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2012 06:42:53 | More by senorscientist
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20%

Thanks to TurdFurgison for this extra.

A. Pours a very cloudy orange with a finger if white head. Head dissipates to a quarter finger with very good lacing.

S. Pineapple, grapefruit, some orange zest. Also a peppery scent, almost like Belgian spice. Significant pine resin in there too. The individual notes are nice, but something in the overall bouquet seems off to me. Decent, not great.

T. Bitter, sticky pine resin. Grapefruit zest. Biscuity malts. Pretty malty for an IPA. Bitterness drowns out a lot of the citrus notes. Not the smoothest of finishes. Solid, nothing more.

M. A little undercarbed, giving it a cloying, heavy feel. Lacks crispness.

O. Not bad by any stretch, but it has some noted herbal flavors and a malt build that is a little heavy for style. Almost a medicinal taste due to the herbal bitterness on display in the finish here. Not a beer I'd feel the need to revisit anytime soon.

01-29-2012 21:10:26 | More by siege06nd
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Jefe73

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-29-2012 13:44:19 | More by Jefe73
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oldvines

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-28-2012 03:48:24 | More by oldvines
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erric

Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.1%

01-26-2012 11:50:29 | More by erric
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jbierling

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-26-2012 05:28:36 | More by jbierling
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -17.5%

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. Reviewed from notes.

A: Golden-orange with a slight haze. Huge, foamy white head has excellent staying power. Clumps of foamy lacing cling to the glass in rings.

S: Pine, mint, herbal scents. Mango, orange, pineapple. Faint whiff of a biscuity malt backbone.

T: Intense, oily hops. Quick flash of pine, mango and tropical fruits. Bitterness starts out a bit modest, but builds in intensity and becomes formidable. Catty hop tastes. Hops turn herbal toward the end with an intense cigar-like tobacco flavor. Dries a bit toward the finish and finally discloses malt tastes of dough and biscuit, along with sticky bud and tobacco.

M: Medium bodied. Full and creamy. Moderate carbonation.

O: This beer is a hop bomb. Short's promised some complex malt tastes here too, but didn't really deliver, as the hops never let up enough for them to get through. As with some other aggressively hopped beers I've had, I found some of the hop flavors to be distracting or offensive. In this case it was the strong herbal/tobacco edge that really turned me off.

Notes: I don't think this was a bad beer; just not for me. Most hop-heads should be able to appreciate it.

01-26-2012 04:21:43 | More by ryan1788a5
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heff316

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-23-2012 23:33:50 | More by heff316
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rwilde

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-21-2012 23:54:10 | More by rwilde
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,523 ratings.