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

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Reviews: 652
Hads: 1,864
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 221
Gots: 292 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 652 | Hads: 1,864
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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picture a slightly paler "Two-Hearted with some more brown in and you have Huma-Lupa-Licious. ( The comparisons to Two-hearted will continue because any IPA made in MI has that as its comparator.) Huge head on the pour from the growler and the slightly off-white head leaves sheets and ring of lace on the pint.
Aroma was citrus, pine trees, some hay, very pale malt.
Flavor was slight pale malt followed by some light toffee and a citrus and resiny finish.
Mouthfeel was modestly smooth and malty for a split second and the barrage and complex and strong, but not overpowering hop profiles take over. First wave of bittering seems more light and perfumy but this is followed quickly by a 2nd salvo of teeth-hurting, taste bud grinding, resin and gritty bitterness takes over. Really builds a crescendo of layered bitterness. More complex as I work through the growler. Very nice beer.
Drinkability is very high. Stands up strong to Two-Hearted. Different yet alike in some ways this beer is a classic. Definitely have to get back to Bellaire sometime soon.

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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

By chance I happened on a local Northern Michigan weekly publication which had an article about this brand new brewery. Always up for a search for good beer, Da Boss and I drove about 30 miles from Boyne Mountain down to Bellaire, Michigan, which is just northeast of Traverse City. The drive was worthwhile!
This IPA, named after the the hop flower Humulus Lupulus, was orange colored and did not have much of a head. Chad, the friendly bartender, indicated that the CO2 is inconsistent from beer to beer. The nose is your typical malt and hops medley. The taste was outstanding, most notably very fresh and alive. There was a generous amount of hops incorporated. The mouthfeel was very full and very lively on the palate. The overall drinkability was very good as this brew was very fresh. I had 2-20 ounce pints and could have easily sat a few more hours listening to the jazz band and had a few more of this nice IPA.!

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 652 ratings.