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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

1,448 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,448
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 200
Gots: 104 | 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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Gardmark59

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-11-2013 20:32:04 | More by Gardmark59
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GetMeAnIPA

California

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

About 2+ months old from the bottle date, so please take that into consideration.

Pours a nice dense orange with 1 finger of head. A lot of streaming bubbles, and a lot of lacing.

I can smell the hops with only a crack of the cap. Smell is citrus and grassy. Get a dank, grassy, weed like smell.

Taste is very bitter. It get nice citrus hops taste that quickly gives way to bitterness. The bitterness almost takes away from the overall taste because its too lingering.

I was looking for an over the top hoppy beer and this delivered.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 03:57:27 | More by GetMeAnIPA
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noremac423


4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-09-2013 15:45:08 | More by noremac423
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, MI.

Appearance: A very hazy orange color. Lacing is very nice on this one.

Smell: Dominantly pine aromas, though there is some citrus in there as well. A pleasant IPA, but not the best smelling one I've had.

Taste/feel: Much like the smell -- a lot of the piney, earthy aromas come through in the taste, and there's very little citrus. The finish is also pretty intensely bitter, I found, and there's no real balance. There's some malt there, but this is an IPA for the hopheads, no doubt. The feel is probably the stand out, as it is very smooth, and quite creamy. I had this straight out of a fresh, just-put-in keg, so I feel like I had this beer as fresh as possible, basically.

Not my favorite IPA (just a bit too bitter and unbalanced for my liking), but I'd most definitely have it again, as it's an extremely solid Short's beer. One of their best year rounders, without a doubt.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 04:21:07 | More by Alextricity
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avalonct

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-08-2013 01:17:08 | More by avalonct
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homebruontap

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-06-2013 12:01:37 | More by homebruontap
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a hazy orange in color with a finger of head which left behind some sticky lacing all over the place. a piney, grapefruit malt heavy sweet scent. the flavor, much like the smell is malt heavy. i believe this is because it was sitting at my friend's house for a couple months. a nice earthy bitterness with a huge citrusy grapefruit punch. medium body with high carbonation, very sticky on the lips. overall, this is a SOLID beer. i'd love to try it fresh, but as is, it's a wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 01:36:57 | More by facundoCNB
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DragonzBreath

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA...
WOW another great IPA..bam to the mouth with flavor..
Grapefruit/Malt/Pine/did i say GRAPEFRUIT..
Fizzy, sharp, smart with a nice swallow and no linger of hops..
YUM and FUN!
I was the only one at a super bowl party that liked it...IPS Haterz!
Abv 6.9

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 23:01:07 | More by DragonzBreath
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StoutIrish

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-03-2013 23:09:10 | More by StoutIrish
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runner440

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-01-2013 03:34:02 | More by runner440
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rjcoy06

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-31-2013 22:47:57 | More by rjcoy06
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-31-2013 00:42:38 | More by Kerrie
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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2013 23:27:05 | More by atoulouk
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Sturdley

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-30-2013 23:19:23 | More by Sturdley
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jkeffer13

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2013 23:17:31 | More by jkeffer13
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EL48823

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-28-2013 20:18:35 | More by EL48823
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-27-2013 13:22:37 | More by baybum
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-27-2013 01:29:49 | More by Rifugium
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SerialHiker

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep golden orange…fairly transparent, there is some bubble action in the middle…whitish head about a finger width formed, a thin layer hung around…(3.75/5)

Smell: A tempered earthy hops, like a damp, dark forest in the fall…some breadiness…also some citrus hops, I am getting faint orange whiffs…very earthy and grounded…(3.75/5)

Taste: A hop explosion initially…rich, robust earthy hops dominate early and linger throughout…bready, robust toasted malts present themselves in the middle phase, really only adding more flavor and robustness…it’s a full flavored brew, that’s for sure…the finish ends way milder, I really get the piney/earthy and a bit of citrus hops flavor…the robust toasted malt flavor lingers into the after taste combining with earthy bitterness to leave a strong flavor well after I swallow…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body…robust, chewy feel…nice carbonation for such a full flavored beer, it shows a softer side to this ale…finishes a bit wet and tart…(4/5)

Overall: This is a solid brew…the hops is strong, earthy and robust…I realize I’ve used “robust” about 8 times in this review and that really is the best word to describe it…it’s like a swift kick to the chin this ale…the hops is surprisingly balanced by the malt which is why it’s so full flavored...i think one or two of these in a night would do me fine...(3.75/5)

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 01:39:24 | More by SerialHiker
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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-16-2013 22:48:29 | More by Jsmitty1967
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Winger911


3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A hopped up kick to the moth. Very bitter, but full of flavor. If you love IPA's then give this beer a try. The hopiness/bitterness can be overpowering, one and done kind of beer. Love Shorts brewing company. blah blah vlah blah blah blah blah blah blah gsfnsfn

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 20:36:32 | More by Winger911
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schmityl


4.75/5  rDev +17%

01-14-2013 00:10:05 | More by schmityl
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bryseitz


3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-13-2013 04:10:16 | More by bryseitz
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours golden amber with a one finger head. Left good lacing.

S - Grapefruit, pineapple, malty, moderate pine. Grapefruit really dominates the scent.

T - Apples, a bit of rotten banana, quite malty, pineapple in the middle, and a slightly resonous finish. Juicy as well.

M - Medium somewhat creamy body with almost no carbonation.

O - Overall, I've had a few too many IPA's tonight. Perhaps I have gotten sick of them tonight. I don't know. This one was good, but not a whole lot different than the other's i'kve had earlier.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 02:11:14 | More by SometimesIfart
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

01-12-2013 03:01:56 | More by SpongeRuiner
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.