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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

1,459 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,459
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 204
Gots: 110 | 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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rflips86

California

3/5  rDev -26.1%

03-23-2014 21:27:03 | More by rflips86
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jbierling

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-26-2012 05:28:36 | More by jbierling
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-04-2013 03:23:48 | More by FlyingHellfish
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SpartanHistory2013

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-19-2012 05:50:24 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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Roman5150

Spain

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle into pint glass

appearance: cloudy darker orange, 1 finger white head

smell: intense hops, very earthy weedy smell, highly floral

taste: very bitter, one of the more bitter beer i've ever had. It's a long lasting bitterness, very hoppy and earthiness to it, citrus and grapefruit come through in the end, any malt is easily masked by the bitterness. Lots of floral notes, tastes like a hint of honey is lost somewhere in there as well. If you love bitter high IBU beers like I do, you will love this. Alcohol not noticeable.

mouthfeel: pretty high carbonation, slightly thin feel

overall: A very bitter hop bomb, this offering from Short's packs a punch. To compare it to a more popular beer, it's more bitter than a Ruination, but with less pronounced citrus/grapefruit flavors. A great hoppy beer, one of the most bitter i've ever had, will buy again. Whatever you drink after this, you will not taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 01:40:36 | More by Roman5150
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derricksmalls

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-16-2012 17:38:52 | More by derricksmalls
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Kevin55

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-12-2012 00:29:22 | More by Kevin55
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shangwang

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

received this from stickman1220 in a recent trade - thanks Chris!

poured from bottle into Dogfish goblet, no date on the bottle.

Huma poured with a nice, frothy white head which dissipated quickly and left heavy lacing on the glass. The brew was an amber color, and hazy with little opacity. The first thing that stood out about this beer was the smell- very intense smells of piny hops and burnt wood- as far as the hoppy smell it was less floral and more earthy. Also hints of honey come through. The beer's taste smacked of bitter hops with almost no sweetness. The hops dominated the taste so much that it was hard to really get much else from it - they continually lingered through the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is sticky and medium in body.

I'm into hoppy beers but this one was like a punch in the face - I didn't get much sweetness from it like some other reviewers did, and I would have liked a little more to balance the uber-bitterness. I can respect it for what it is, but not one I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 00:09:51 | More by shangwang
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endovelico

Portugal

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

Appearance: Small beige head on a beautiful hazy amber - orangey pour. No lacing, retention or apparent effervescence.

Smell: Medium high in intensity. Notes of lupulin dust, tangerine, fresh hop character at the front. Pineapple and other exotic notes on the back.

Taste: Medium high in intensity. At the front there's a yeast bitey, dried leaves like character. Back notes include ethanol followed by orange / tangerine play.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium low carbonation. Medium high bitterness. Long lasting astringent taste. ABV comes through a lot in the palate.

Overall: Decent complexity, questionable balance. Aroma is a stand out in this piece, but everything else is decent at worst. It's not one of the more sessionable IPA's I've had - mainly because of the aggressive bitterness on the tame body - but ironically feels very fresh to the palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 15:14:32 | More by endovelico
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claminat420

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- poured a slight amber golden color. the slightest off white thick foamy head. medium lacing.

S- just hops. earthy and citrusy

T- just how it smells but with a caramel malt backup blended just right.

M- medium light bodied. nice carbonation.

D- could try to drink a whole 6. on my 4th right now and feelin pretty good(abv).

Overall- this beer is how a michigan ipa should be made. this goes in the pack of bell's two hearted and dark horse's crooked tree even tho the crooked has more of a malt blend. if you're an ipa fan and like the bitterness you should totally try this brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 06:25:59 | More by claminat420
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nickadams2

New York

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A_ Pale golden color with a small sticky bone white head that quickly dissipates leaving a small ring. Lacing coats the glass.

S_Bitter,earthy hops,citrus,pale malt.

T_Bitter hops upfront rounded out by bisquity malt. Nice sharp flavor with hints of citrus and pine.

M_Full bodied feel that sticks to your lips.

D_Very.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 18:49:03 | More by nickadams2
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redmosquito

Michigan

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

Beautiful copper color with a strong white head. Aroma of spicey and citrus hops and malty goodness of sweet caramel. There is strong bitterness here balanced with huge amounts of munich and caramel malts. This is a very nice malty IPA, which is how I like them, I definitely like hops but they're so overdone on IPAs these days that a malt balanced IPA seems like a gift.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2005 21:08:46 | More by redmosquito
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youngleo

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to a nice two fingered head that was offwhite in color. Ale itself was brownish golden in color. Left some nice lacing with every swallow. Had that piney, hoppy, malt smell going on. Tastes of pine, hops, and malt. Had a little bit of bitter aftertaste that was stronger than I liked. Aftertaste hung around for a while. Felt good in the mouth. I thought the carbonation was right. Overall I thought it was a good brew by Shorts. Id buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 17:35:33 | More by youngleo
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jaxray8

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-20-2013 01:33:04 | More by jaxray8
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boomer31

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 8-22. Taken from notes

A - Gold with a sticky white head

S - The first thing my wife said was 'it smells like grapefruit' and I wouldn't agree more. I got some mango hops too...all fruity hops here

T - Dry, grassy and piney. Where did the fruits go? Hey whatever, the taste is bitter and chewy. What a great IPA

M - Dry and medium carbonation. The hops really keep your tongue begging for water or more or this beer.

D - I really like this beer. Not over the top high in ABV but very hoppy. Two of my favorite IPAs are Masala Mama and Furious and this one is right up there.

Well done Shorts. I think this was at it's peak of freshness because the hops really smack you in the face. I got a chance to try some new beers that I can't get here in MN and am very pleased with this offering.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2010 20:24:13 | More by boomer31
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breakingbland

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-26-2013 17:05:39 | More by breakingbland
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-17-2013 03:32:52 | More by elevatedgreens
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Emnmarko

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-17-2013 21:39:06 | More by Emnmarko
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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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Doodler

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-29-2011 09:05:03 | More by Doodler
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-25-2011 16:25:03 | More by joelBfrasier
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BeerBuzzGuy

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-15-2014 21:14:29 | More by BeerBuzzGuy
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sennin

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-28-2012 16:44:05 | More by sennin
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rjl910953

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +23.2%

06-06-2012 01:33:14 | More by rjl910953
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aaronblain22

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-28-2012 13:10:49 | More by aaronblain22
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,459 ratings.