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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,721
Reviews: 642
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 224
Gots: 211 | 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:
Beer added by: arizcards on 06-13-2004

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
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into my La Fin Du Monde tulip...

Pours a brownish amber that is slightly hazy. A decent two finger bright white head forms and leaves some lacing...

A west coast aroma to this one, very nice. Pine and slightly floral hops, very resinous with a bit of a citrus hop presence as well...a slight aroma of sweet malt, but this one is all about the hops...

Bitter and dry, earthy and piny, no real presence of any citrus hops...a bit of sweet, caramel malt tries to be heard from but this beer is pretty one sided, finishes very dry...

Medium bodied with good carbonation, very dry finish and cotton-mouth aftertaste...

Pretty good "west-coast" IPA from a midwest brewer, too many other good IPA choices out there however to justify buying this one again...at least for now...

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of GRBLUE12
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MarcatGSB
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Keweenaw Co-Op for $10.99/6 pack. Poured from bottle into swifter. Can not read black bottled on date.

Appearance: Pours a hazy burnt Orange with copper hues. Pours a lively half finger white head. Prominent sticky lacing ensues.

Smell: Bright floral hop aroma. Initial blast of yeast, providing great body to citrus, pipe smoke, and earthy spruce.

Taste: This beer has some real crunchy feel, finished by sugary tangerine. Strong hop presence. Really fantastic. Enough malt bill to hold up to this hop bomb. It's tasty.

Mouth: Good carbonation lends support for the dryness. Puckering hops in this bottle.

Drink and overall: very drinkable. Great overall beer. Fortunate to have access to this guy. Can stand up to some other great MI IPAs.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of SaucyA
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A clear, sunset orange body with an off-white crown into a standard shaker. Retention isn't really its strong suit, at least out of a bottle. Good lacing... it looks like little amoeba on the sides of my glass.

S - Pineapple, huge citrus notes... just juicy citric, bitter hops. I think it may be the fruitiest smelling AIPA coming out of MI right now.

T - It's a bitter brew, believe me... it's right up there with Green Flash IPA. If you're into a huge IBU bitch slap, this is up your alley. Basically huge dry hops, with a massively bitter finish. The malt is very subdued and plays a miniscule role in the taste. It may come off a little less over the top on draft, but it's still awesome to have this in a bottle. Super dry finish.

M - Nice body, nice carbonation.

D - I can do one or two of these at home out of a bottle, and on draft I can normally drink them all night... until I'm stumbling, that is.

Notes: This translated relatively well into a bottle and I'm quite happy to now be able to go to the store and by sixxers of Huma Lupa :)

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer mug at around 50 degrees.

Appearance: Golden-amber, a touch on the dark side but still very translucent. Thick, two-finger head recedes to a shallow, yet stable foam on top of the beer. Moderate lacing on the edges of the glass, and good-looking carbonation.

Smell: Hops! Probably a good thing considering the beer is named after the scientific nomenclature for "hops." Light and bright, with flowery notes and a distinct orange and/or coriander feel to the nose. Beautiful.

Taste: The hops don't play around. Bittersweet in the best of ways. A slight "steak-off-the-grill" flavor to it. Gentle candy flavor near the end, and it finishes up nicely with a bite.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is good, it doesn't overwhelm the beer but it sticks around long enough to bring out some flavor. Goes down smooth with just a touch of hop notes left on the palate.

Drinkability: Another beer I could drink nightly. It makes me think of Indian or Thai food. Possibly a good year-rounder.

Solid good for this one. Not exactly right up my alley, but nothing negative to say about it. Great for lovers of IPAs and American IPAs.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- a light copper with a 2 finger head that settles to a finger leaving lacing as it settles. Looks very nice.

S- strong hop citrus, pineapple, and a touch of pine very appealing, I can't wait to taste this.

T- heavy on the citrus flavor up front with the pine coming through in the back. Very nice, actually quite refreshing.

M- carbonation is moderate, aftertaste lingers for a bit, not a strong point of this beer. It's not bad in this area, just not memorable.

O- My first Short's brew, and a very nice one at that. A nice example of an IPA that's also very approachable, hoppy, but not extremely bitter.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a new liter stein so I thought I'd christen it with this

A: a clear gold-orange color with minimal light head and not much lacing

S: hops, and alot of it too , very strong aroma

T: bread, malts, grain, citrus and hop loaded, very strong after taste.

M: mild amount of carbonation, very smooth, with strong after taste

O: Not much of a fan of IPAs, the hops are usually too over bearing for me, but not this one. There is a strong presence of hops both before and after but its not offensive, which is surprising to me for being an IPA, a pleasant surprise from one of my favorite breweries.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of chaz410
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this beer from a good friend who went through Michigan.
The smell of this beer needs to be marketed as a cologne. It is amazing! This beer's bouquet is equal to that of notable IIPA's. It hints of pineapple, a little grapefruit, and a good amount of citrus that resembles tangerine. There's also a little pine in the nose.
Taste is smooth and full of malty crystal and two row along with a little caramel malt with soem subtle hop flavors. There's a gradual build of big piney hop bitterness at the swallow.
Very smooth moutfeel for an under 7 percent beer.
Love this beer!

Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,721 ratings.