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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

1,644 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,644
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 214
Gots: 161 | 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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Photo of richj1970
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on draft in Detroit airport.

A: Golden honey yellow with two finger white head and average lacing.

S: Grapefruit, pine, and a touch of honey.

T: Bitter hops mixed with some citrus and malt sweetness.

M: Medium body leaving some oily hop resin. Crisp dry finish.

O: Very good IPA, very much hop forward. I'm not sure this was the freshest keg, and would like to find a good fresh bottle.

richj1970, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of linnymtu
4/5  rDev -1.5%

linnymtu, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Kevin_Young
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Kevin_Young, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Mistofminn
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this brew as an extra from heliosphann. Thanks a ton Scott!

Pours a hazy orange amber into a Darkness tulip. Nice tan head with decent retention, with a creamy consistency. Leaves a little lacing here and there.

The nose is surprisingly malty. There is a nice piney bitterness going on, but the malt backbone sticks out.

The taste department is much more bitter than the nose leads on. Piney and resiny hops dominate and the bitterness takes over, almost completely covering up the malt backbone. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice bitter bite. Appropriate carbonation level. Nice lingering bitter aftertaste. Drinkability is good.

A great introductory brew to Shorts. I'm impressed. It's not the best IPA in the world, but it's definitely a tasty and easy drinking one. Maybe not the IPA for someone who is just starting out with craft beer, but if your a hop head you'll like this one.

Mistofminn, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of BostonPhilly
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of BeersAndBears
4/5  rDev -1.5%

BeersAndBears, May 31, 2014
Photo of martyl1000
4/5  rDev -1.5%

martyl1000, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of RedHaze
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the HopCat in Grand Rapids.

Slighty hazy orange-tinged copper, with a one finger head that sticks around for a long time. The lase is nice and sticky as you would expect from a good IPA.

Smell; initially citrus dominates with grapefruit and a little lemon zest. After this warms a bit the hops become a little more floral and earthy, with a little pine and hay.

Taste; spicy earthy hops, with some pine, dried grass, almost tea like. Grapefruit and lemon add a nice citrus flavor, and then a little sweet caramel malts creep through for a second before being overcome by the hops.

Mouthfeel/drinkability; mouthfeel is medium bodied, and oily due to the hops. Drinkability is good. The beer is pretty drying on the palate, to the point that it may become a bit hard to drink more than one. Good thing there were so many good beers to choose from.

RedHaze, Aug 18, 2008
Photo of SCZ
4/5  rDev -1.5%

SCZ, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

zenithberwyn, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of mjw1200
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mjw1200, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ttylicki
4/5  rDev -1.5%

ttylicki, May 05, 2014
Photo of proc
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a brownish-copper in the glass with a good-sized head. The aroma is that of citrus and pine. The taste is delicious. Grapefruit, pine and hops are definetely present, but are backed up nicely by the malt. It seems to have a very complex malt character, which is nice for an IPA to balance against the hops. Not as complex as Town Hall's Mama Masala, but still outstanding.

proc, Nov 01, 2004
Photo of kzoobrew
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth"

Illuminated tangerine body sits in tulip with a healthy dose of haze. Strong pour results in a strong three finger bone white head. Head slowly winds itself in leaving a plentiful amount of moth eaten lace.

Aroma brings juicy citrus hops and biscuity malt together in a glorious display. Grapefruit heavy hops stand tall with a subtle pine aroma to add to the complexity promised on the label. Malt is shows slight toasted character. Certainly hop forward but carries enough balance to be universally pleasing.

Even slightly less than fresh Huma provides a strong bitter bite. Pithy citric bitterness is accompanied by a sharp piny bite. Malt base lays low and lets the hop profile take center stage. Biscuit flavor is noticed but in a very complementary role. While not the freshest bottle the hops are still holding strong. While certainly still with in the acceptable time frame to enjoy, I enjoy Huma has a decent sized window before substantial drop off occurs.

Medium bodied with medium plus carbonation leaving a slight creaminess to the texture. Finish is just less then dry.

Michigan can add another IPA to its list in which are able to contend with anyone. The Third Coast can certainly compete with anything the West Coast can offer. If I had to choose between local IPA's Huma falls just shy of Two Hearted. Tremendously drinkable, could certainly go back for more. Another excellent beer from Joe & company.

kzoobrew, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of tpauer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

tpauer, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of larryarms847
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is golden yellow that pours a thin head. Slight orange hues.

Smells of grapefruit, orange, and lemon zest.

Oh my hops! Definite grapefruit and orange zest, wonderfully hoppy.

Mouthfeel is hop bitterness with slight citrus and it is wonderful.

Overall one of my favorite IPAs

larryarms847, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

davemathews68, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of brownbeer
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glows with various amber hues and a lacey white head.

Rich malt-hop dichotomy in the nose. Juicy fruits, minty pine, caramel, spicy flowers.

Impeccably balanced taste that instantly beckons for another drink. Chewy cheescake-like malts, florals mixed with stone fruits. The finish is gently bitter with spice. Enjoyable and delicious. Recommended fo sho.

brownbeer, Apr 30, 2010
Photo of WakeandBake
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft @ Brew HaHa. A hazy copper/orange with a medium sudsy white head.Big grapefruit,orange zest aroma,some pine and floral notes too.Flavor is very fresh and crisp,bitter up front with a rye/pale sort of malt in the middle and bitter at the end,peppery,orangy. Nice lacing left down the glass.Very good all around,very flavorful and enjoyable.

WakeandBake, Jan 20, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

denimdemon, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

alelover, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

NJB145, Oct 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Beezee, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

adamant1912, Nov 17, 2011
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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