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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

1,421 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,421
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 201
Gots: 100 | 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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Ratings: 1,421 | Reviews: 624 | Display Reviews Only:
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-23-2013 20:17:14 | More by Ncpogs
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-17-2013 06:30:16 | More by ChrisKayler
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hopswap1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-11-2012 15:47:41 | More by hopswap1
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Rons35

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-19-2013 22:47:54 | More by Rons35
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linnymtu

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-04-2013 18:03:41 | More by linnymtu
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beerpirates

Belgium

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottel poured into my tulip glass

raw honey-like orange and golden copper coloured body with a dense light tan head and a nice set of bubbles rising from the bottom - very good looking IPA!

Aroma of very strong, cascade and grapefruity hops, very nice - and a huge dose of pineapple, some yeast and a good set of malt - very nice again. Medium-bodied; Sharp biting hoppiness up front with a good piney and grapefruit taste, coupled with a good malt backbone, a nice apricot and pineapple sweetness and a nice balanced, yet obviously hoppy/ bitter finish. Aftertaste shows a lot of dryness from the hops, some sweetness and a good balance with a minor hint of alcohol. Overall, a very nice balanced IPA with plenty of hops, a complex flavour and a very nice amount of sweetness up front!
This is à very good IPA !

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 20:57:50 | More by beerpirates
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-08-2014 05:55:53 | More by teamwiggum
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-24-2012 05:48:23 | More by Stockfan42
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larryarms847

Illinois

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

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 20:53:38 | More by larryarms847
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richj1970

Alabama

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2014 17:43:13 | More by richj1970
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-09-2013 18:50:55 | More by Schmuckles
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RaulMondesi

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well alright...Raul is diggin' this one quite well. Beginning thoughts are that it's gorgeous; like, it has the "pregnant glow" of a Victorias's Secret Angel. With that, are tropical layers of aroma and taste like Mozart on a Tahitian cruise, and it is balanced nice and well like Verde plucking malts in Malta. It isn't the most complex, and the main man would like a lil more bite at the end - we kind of have a two year old teething here - but Raul is into it well enough.

Hello, Michigan, welcome to the party.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 00:23:15 | More by RaulMondesi
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Bwagner1122

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2014 04:13:21 | More by Bwagner1122
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-29-2013 22:11:59 | More by Moses_Malone
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-21-2011 04:04:00 | More by Skye1024
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-16-2011 16:57:23 | More by johnhenryconway
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olafphysics

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-09-2013 01:28:50 | More by olafphysics
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-03-2013 01:01:42 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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target88

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-03-2013 15:31:20 | More by target88
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willjschmidt

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-21-2011 01:21:34 | More by willjschmidt
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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2013 23:27:05 | More by atoulouk
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2011 08:42:23 | More by ej285701
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-25-2013 05:59:12 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.34/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Barely legible date on the bottle of 1/17/13. Here's hoping that's 'bottled on' and not 'enjoy by.'

Appearance: A nice bright orange and completely opaque. Poured a two finger marshmallowy off-white head that has dissipated some leaving nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet sugary barley notes as well has a somewhat dank hop aroma. Like a mixture of pine and earth with citrus/grass buried underneath it all.

Taste: Starts with a building bitterness that has moments of high intensity (120+ IBUs is actually believable here). Mostly a grassy hop flavor that leaves something to be desired. The sweetness from the aroma is nowhere to be found in the taste which really lacks the balance to rein those hops in. That being said, it's really not bad. At 6.9% ABV there is definitely some malt involved in the making of this brew but it is very hard to detect under the massive dose of bitterness. Slightly dry finish and a quinine-like bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium in body with average carbonation and good drinkability despite the hop coma it inflicts on your palate.

Final Thoughts: As a hop head I'm always looking for the most bitter and flavorful IPAs out there. Huma Lupa Licious delivers on the bitterness without a doubt. I wish I had a fresh bottle to find out if it has more hop flavor to give than the grassy character I experienced. Would I drink it again? I'm not seeking it out.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 22:10:44 | More by JamesMN
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Bright orange pour. Smallish white head fades fairly quickly. Decent stickage.

Nice grapefruit/orange peel hoppy nose overpower the biscuity malt. Very pithy. I can tell this one's going to be pretty damn bitter. Bring it on.

Well, the malt character was faint in the nose, but it's essentially non-existent in the flavor. This bad boy is all hops, all the time. So, aside from the pith/peel from the grapefruit/orange, we've also got a big resinous finish. I'm no expert, but I have a hard time believing this is only 76 IBU. Regardless, it's good stuff. I'm not huge on overly bitter beers that lack flavor, but Huma-Lupa-Licious has plenty of tasty hop flavor to go along with the bracing bitterness.

Good bit of heft to the body. We're talking at least medium here, and I like that in my IPA's. The carbonation appears to be perfect. Hard to believe such a bitter beer could be so drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 02:21:29 | More by Gyle41386
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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