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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

1,576 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,576
Reviews: 630
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 212
Gots: 145 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MTUskibum, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of njport
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

njport, Apr 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

zchops, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Rich540, Apr 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

TCJosh, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

7Durandal7, Apr 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Benny3000, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of jrcmlc
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jrcmlc, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of mzeld
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mzeld, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of jbnla
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

jbnla, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of thatdavegy
2/5  rDev -50.7%

thatdavegy, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of jeonseh
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle that I picked up while in Michigan for KBS day. Poured into my GI tulip

A - Light amber with hints of gold. The beer is clean looking and you can actually see your hand on the other side of the glass. An aggressive pour led to a big, pillowing, two finger head that quickly disappeared into a small amount of foam that sat on top of the beer. The body appears to be a bit thin.

S - Barely smell anything on this one. What I do smell smells like grapefruit and piney hops. However, really barely any nose at all here.

T - Well, this has much more flavor that you could tell from the nose. When you first take a sip, you get grapefruit. In the middle of the beer is where the more bitter, piney hops come in. There is a slight malt sweetness that helps counterbalance the hops and prevents it from being overly bitter. The finish initially is slightly sweet and crisp before piney, bitter resin flavors come in and linger on in the finish.

MF - Light body overall but has just enough carbonation to make this crisp and refreshing. The lighter body actually goes well with the flavors and makes this one that you could drink over and over again.

O - A solid offering from Short's that I could imagine ending up in my normal IPA rotation if I could find it easily. This could easily become one of those beers that you have around the house and drink at BBQ's or on a hot summer day. The main area that is lacking is the nose as to be frank there wasn't one.

jeonseh, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of JimmyP
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

JimmyP, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not as hoppy as the great american ipas are nowadays. pours a copper wheat color with an average whitish head. smells like stale bread, malty but not fresh. some nondiscript hops in there as well, but a weird balance. flavor is way too malty for an ipa in my opinion, completely drowning out any interesting hop flavors that might be present, instead just some bitterness at the end. i would feel better about calling this one an esb than an ipa, but thats just me. alcohol isnt readily tastable, but it feels stronger than it should. plenty of carbonation but just sort of awkward in the mouth and belly. i didnt care for this one and will not buy it again. im surprised this is reviewed so favorably on BA... its just so average and unbalanced

StonedTrippin, Apr 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.7%

rinhaak, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of jeremy13586
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Semi-cloudy copper color. Off-white fluffy head that a nice film of bubbles sitting on top of the beer once it disappeared. Left some sticky lacing on the glass.

Resiny smell of piney and earthy hops. Light malt aroma with a hint of lemongrass. Nothing incredibly complex in the nose, but very appealing.

Some sweet bready malts, but they're almost completely masked by the hops. Bitter citrus with pine and, well, more bitterness. The bitterness lingers in the back of the mouth.

Pretty creamy with a nice sharp finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Nice bitter IPA. Could use a tiny bit more malt to help back up the large amount of hops. Either way, a very enjoyable brew.

jeremy13586, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

szmnnl99, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of jrhottle
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I need to review these whilst drinking them so I can remember all the details....

I definitely loved the bitterness-to-citrus ratio. Meaning hoppy and bitter, and spot on as an American IPA. it is very "Michigan" - maybe from the hint of pine that comes through.... made me feel nostalgic drinking it locally though. Slightly hazy in color, and a hint of sweetness in the malt with a medium head coming from the bottle, thicker head from the tap.

Taking some of this back to Ohio for my brother-in-law. He told me to get it when the lady and I were in Michigan, and boy was I glad!

jrhottle, Mar 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Calculat0r, Mar 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

TimP2115, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of BUNZILLA
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance : golden color brew with a two finger head that has nice retention. Pleasant lacing clings to my glass.

Smell : lots of wonderful pine resin and evergreen aroms abound on the nose. Very inviting aroms.

Taste : Big flavors here and lots of hop bitterness that lingers aroud on my tongue for a long time. The malts take a back seat to the hops in this brew.

Mouthfeel : A medium bodied brew with medium carbonation

Overall : I very much enjoyed this brew. Definitely does the style justice. Worth seeking out

BUNZILLA, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of gigaknight
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A bright copper body with licks of green at the edges bubbles energetically under a solid finger of clean white head. Good lacing and reasonable head retention stick around the rims of the glass.

S- Lots of herbal hop flower up front with some mild citric sweetness and a bit of earthiness followed by light alcoholic tones.

T- Soft citric sweetness greets the palate and segues into a refreshingly sharp bitterness reminiscent of grapefruit or lemon rind. Bold and just barely saccharinr, a strong and earthy bitterness hangs on the tongue for quite some time, a welcome quality from such a hop bomb.

M- Just enough carbonation to carry the flavors and support the lengthy aftertaste, and even a bit of good chewiness. Right on for the style.

O- A very full-flavored and full-bodied IPA from a brewery I had previously only associated with dessert beers. Definitely recommended for hop heads who don't like their IPAs strong and not too sweet.

gigaknight, Mar 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

SpartanHistory2013, Mar 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

bill_rue, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

msh4k3, Mar 18, 2012
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,576 ratings.