Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev -1.2%
No Date on the bottle
A - Pours out dark golden with a haze accompanied by a slight white head that dissipated rather fast.
S - There is a earthy, grassy hops with a nice strong biscuit, hay, woody, nutty malt presence. This bottle could be old but am unsure with no date but the hops are really not present here.
T - The taste more powerful then the nose with malts then hops to follow. It has a strong bitter bite with floral, grassy, earthy, nutty, and biscuit notes. Definitely hoped forward, and does not leave your palate un-harmed. Slight alcohol in the back and perhaps some saltiness, as the hops die off.
M - Medium bodied and soft with a good amount of carbonation to keep the bitter bite moving. On the dry side and leaves mouth wanting more. Bitterness bites into your taste buds here so watch out.
O - A nice local IPA that is relatively easy to find with a good price. Its one of shorts better beers in my opinion. Has a very bitter bite for you hop heads and will not leave you disappointed, and one I turn to when I want a hop bomb. Not the best tasting beer but it has a Bite to remember, Cheers!
03-07-2013 23:31:33 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
3.8/5 rDev -6.4%
On tap at DTW airport in nonic pint glass - slight haze, but nice floral and spicy aroma. Taste is bitter and dry, but appropriate for style with pleasant mouthfeel. Light lacing and head retention - this may partially be due to how clean the glass was. No off flavors detected. Positive overall impression.
03-07-2013 02:27:00 | More by birwulf
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
Picked this one up at Table & Vine in West Springfield, MA.
This one seemed like it was pretty fresh. It poured an unfiltered light orange/amber color.
lacing in carbonation, and a fresh smell of hops.
Lots of flavor in this one, so much going on. I got the taste of this grainy, almost dry taste, and then a sappy, grassy taste as well in the back end.
Overall a solid beer from Shorts, it makes me want to try other Shorts beers.
03-04-2013 22:31:15 | More by davewlfpckfan29
4.08/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured into a snifter, no visible bottling date, but there is a code on the bottom that I am unable to discern. My buddy just brought this back from MI, so I am assuming, one way or the other, that it's relatively fresh. Pours a really bright and hazy creamsicle orange with an equally bright white head. Head disappears pretty quickly, to almost nothing on the surface, but the lacing on the glass is decent, lots of little bubbles and interesting looking webbing.
Smells almost tart, with loads of malt and citrus up front, almost too much malt for my liking, but still good. It's super effing hoppy, for sure. I get a bit of sweetness as it warms up a bit. There's also some natural grassy/wheat aromas that become noticeable after a few minutes of warming up.
Taste is similar, very hoppy, very crisp, tart even, with malt dominating. Pine plays a small role, but overall I get a really hoppy pulpy malt/citrus flavor. I also get similar natural flavors of grass and wheat as well here. It's good, for sure.
Feels very crisp, but resinous as well. It's sharp and carbonated, biting and lingering. Basically what the label says: A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth, which is a bit overbearing, yet still enjoyable.
Overall this a very hoppy IPA with a huge malt presence. It's big, but at 6.something percent ABV, I could prob enjoy a few of these, but likely not much else.
03-04-2013 03:43:26 | More by rodlavers
3.89/5 rDev -4.2%
A - hazy dark yellow or light orange, a thin white head that fades to a ring quickly, no visible carbonatio.
S - nice big hop profile, citrus, grapefruit end of the hop scale, A supreme candied sweetness in the backgrounf make for one of the more balanced aromas I have experienced in an IPA
T - THe hops come to the forehground and dominate the flavor,and drown out any sweetness, the hops skew away fromt he citrus/grapefruit end to equal amounts piney-ness. A big hop profile, maybe a little sweetness in the finish. Nice job.
M&D&O - not as balanced as the smell indicated it would be, the hops are killer, a great piney profile and a nice IPA. Never noticed such a dichotomy in the smell and taste in a standard IPA.
I was told this, along with a couple other Short's beer is their first foray into New England and is a litmus test of the region. Hey Shorts - COME TO NEW ENGLAND PERMANENTLY!!
02-28-2013 01:28:43 | More by sinstaineddemon
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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