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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

1,503 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 210
Gots: 127 | 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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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2013 23:53:01 | More by Anonymous1
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-02-2013 22:54:17 | More by mjw1200
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alelover

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-02-2013 19:07:13 | More by alelover
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ryry887

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2013 18:36:37 | More by ryry887
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-01-2013 01:21:20 | More by Jas45678
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Misfit2209

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-31-2013 04:12:57 | More by Misfit2209
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-28-2013 22:20:39 | More by Gambrinus1184
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-28-2013 01:42:38 | More by mendvicdog
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

05-27-2013 23:43:48 | More by Dave_in_GR
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andruke

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-25-2013 18:33:50 | More by andruke
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Fargrow

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-25-2013 12:51:58 | More by Fargrow
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mikerap100

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.2%

05-25-2013 06:12:23 | More by mikerap100
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drh1382

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-23-2013 20:16:56 | More by drh1382
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TomPF18superhornet

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-22-2013 21:46:35 | More by TomPF18superhornet
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-22-2013 02:09:32 | More by ackeeper
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bobbyr5

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-21-2013 22:45:26 | More by bobbyr5
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-21-2013 05:43:14 | More by Envelopes
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MatterOfOpinion

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-20-2013 03:54:39 | More by MatterOfOpinion
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Summer78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-20-2013 01:04:52 | More by Summer78
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comrade_tony

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-19-2013 19:55:57 | More by comrade_tony
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Pillowburn

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

05-19-2013 13:57:32 | More by Pillowburn
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somethingcreative

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-17-2013 01:02:22 | More by somethingcreative
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

We pour a brew of glowing golden orange, holding an easily reproducible one finger head of fat, off white bubbles. This shows lighter retention, leaving spots and stripes of lacing around the glass as it goes. A chill haze is appreciated, without sediment. Carbonation appears to be light to medium. The aroma gives surprising depth of malts, with sticky pales, sweet toffees, cardboard, and a dry pancake batter quality. To match are milky lactics, herbal mint leafiness, green onions, mustard seed, light medicinals, and honeysuckle. Hops take the form of florals, perfumes, and dirty earthen grittiness. Our first impression is that the taste is quite dark, with the hops coming across as freshly raw, as if they were sitting in a bin under the table at a farmer’s market. As we sip, the most bitter, earthy, raw, resiny, and soapy hops crash the palate. Coming to blend are pale and heartily metallic malts, juicy baker’s yeast, dried apricot fruitiness, green bananas, bittered citric rind, and white toast breadiness. The middle comes to a peak with enhanced aluminum metallics, black pepper booziness, dandelion weediness, mineral, and tannic lemon tea, while the hops build up their soapiness, bolstering the bite of the swallow. Washing through the finish gives pencil graphite, cheaper and chalky pale malts, deep brassiness, soapy and earthen hop bitterness, chokecherries, clover honey, and the sweetness of lemon flesh. The aftertaste breathes of light charcoal smokiness, resiny hop stems, soapy and herbal grit, mild chemical phenols, ethanol, lemon peel, salty toffee malts, bittered walnut, and vegetal minerals. The body is medium, and the carbonation is on the light side. Each sip gives nice slurp, smack, cream, froth, and strong finishing pop. The mouth is left wet and slick, with eventual pucker and green astringency down the tongue and hard palate. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks decently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma. What really stands out about this was its spicy, malty backbone that holds up nicely to the equally as dirty and gritty hop side. The hops are actually a bit light aromatically, but do make much more of an appearance through the flavoring. To match there are much more bitter, fruity, and chemically inclusions that both balance and obscure the general base. This makes for an interesting tasting that keeps the tongue guessing. The feel is a bit watered through, and this takes away from the experience, but this guy is definitely a regional competitor for the style.

05-17-2013 00:16:43 | More by TheBrewo
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Roman5150

Spain

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

bottle into pint glass

appearance: cloudy darker orange, 1 finger white head

smell: intense hops, very earthy weedy smell, highly floral

taste: very bitter, one of the more bitter beer i've ever had. It's a long lasting bitterness, very hoppy and earthiness to it, citrus and grapefruit come through in the end, any malt is easily masked by the bitterness. Lots of floral notes, tastes like a hint of honey is lost somewhere in there as well. If you love bitter high IBU beers like I do, you will love this. Alcohol not noticeable.

mouthfeel: pretty high carbonation, slightly thin feel

overall: A very bitter hop bomb, this offering from Short's packs a punch. To compare it to a more popular beer, it's more bitter than a Ruination, but with less pronounced citrus/grapefruit flavors. A great hoppy beer, one of the most bitter i've ever had, will buy again. Whatever you drink after this, you will not taste.

05-16-2013 01:40:36 | More by Roman5150
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GinsuDave

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-15-2013 10:25:50 | More by GinsuDave
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,503 ratings.