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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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1,556 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 211
Gots: 142 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

whartontallboy, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

DTown, Dec 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

vikinghorn, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JMBSH, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of JayQue
4.18/5  rDev +3%

Good IPA!!! Thanks to TMoney2591 for putting this one in a trade. Pours a light copper color with a good size white head. THe large head fades fast but the covering on the top of the glass remains throughout. Good sheets of lacing as well.

Piney hops are prominent in the nose. Good aroma. Taste is very good. Piney and citrus hops up front. Some moderating caramel malt in the middle and a hops bite at the end. Very good!!!!

Mouthfeel is a hair thin but crisp with just the right hops bitterness.

This is an impressive IPA.

JayQue, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

LornaLee, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

TheMonk41, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

tmarq9, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

melissab318, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Hoopman, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

kirkse, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

westonhood, Dec 22, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Great looking golden amber hue that's somewhat transparent. About a finger of head when it was poured, then dissipates down to a sticky froth. Great citrusy and piney smell from the hops. A dream to smell! A great malt backbone that has caramel notes, but also well balanced with the citrusy and piney hop bitterness. A true rollercoaster of malt and hops! It has a medium mouthfeel and it leaves the mouth a little dry. Overall, a great IPA, and one that I wouldn't hesitate to get again and again.

33nickadams, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

twkirkby, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

salinasa, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Mscarpen, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

johnhenryconway, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Zuidman, Dec 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

NSaad23, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

gphillips5300, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

IlPostino, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bezakjon, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jenray, Dec 10, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +11.6%

Appearance: nice, long lasting white head. Beer was a beautiful golden color. Excellent carbonation.

Smell: Definite, but not over-powering hop aroma.

Taste: Nice bitterness throughout and melding nicely with the soft, malty taste at the end. An excellent combination of hop and malt flavorings.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft carbonation on the tongue.

Overall: A great example of an American IPA. Classic in its hoppiness, looks, and taste. Definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a more restrained IPA rather than a DIPA hop bombs.

beergoot, Dec 09, 2011
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,556 ratings.