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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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Kam, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MSandahl23, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of mick303
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a mildly hazy orange amber gold, with a creamy white head, and really pleasant lacing and film. 4

S – a lively floral character out of the glass, with lavender, citrusy lemon and orange. Some bready malt background, some subtle spice, and a rich oily hop character. Comes through with a bit of herbalness, all about the hops. 4

T – a bracing hop character. Dry herbs, olive oil, pungent lemon citrus, and a big hit of resiny pine as well as tobacco. Not much fruity about this initially, but some melon and grapefruit emerge, to start a big kick of strong resiny hops, with bready malt to balance it out nicely to the long full finish with a spicy hop kick. Strong citrus but enough of a firm body to provide an amply counterpoint. Highly flavourful for sure but also tons of complexity. 4

M – an initial strong effervescence, then a slick hoppy oiliness takes over and coats the palate. A big slick dry finish which leaves a coating resinous pininess and hop character. Drinkable and a big oily hoppy character that lingers on nicely. Refreshing and the components are put together quite nicely. 4.25

This is a wild in-your-face IPA. Tons of hop character emerging in all forms, and it’s a bit of a hop-bomb initially, but has enough carbonation and malt body to work really well together, letting it warm up a bit is a huge reward as it becomes much more complex and rich. Worth trying for sure, this is a really solid IPA with resiny pine and complex intricacies everywhere. 4.25

mick303, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ccozzi, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

rturkaly, Aug 10, 2013
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

steevbr, Aug 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

DrTravisW, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

AaronBurr, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

olafphysics, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Dr_Bahmbay13, Aug 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

WallingBrew, Aug 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

JamesZ, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

stogirelli, Aug 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

stvanderwoude, Aug 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

duke1258, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jacksonweite, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mater, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

InspectorBob, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of brewskis
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden orange color with almost no head. Leaves a thin ring of lacing with moderate carbonation. Smells of citrus fruits like grapefruit and tangerine, some dankness to it, some pine, an herbal spiciness, light carmel and bread. Taste starts with lots of grapefruit, little tangerine, some pine, and grass. The middle bring a tiny amount of malt characteristics to somewhat balance it. Light carmel and some grain. Then it finishes very resinous with notes of pine, grapefruit rind, maybe blood orange, light carmel. Pretty spicy finish actually with a lingering bitterness. High medium body with a very oily and creamy texture. I’m a hophead, so I’m really glad I got to try this. It was not as fresh as I would like, but it is still a really solid ipa. If I lived in Michigan, I would definitely have this more often.

brewskis, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Eastside151, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

gratefulbeerhead, Jul 30, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass
it is golden color and had a nice 1/2 inch head
smell is typical hops but has an amazing citrus ipa type of smell to it
nice mix of bittering hops
is easily drinkable the bitter hops overpower it
would definitely get again but would not put up as a top level but is still nice to drink

mhksuccess, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

OKCNittany, Jul 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,644 ratings.