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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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1,555 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,555
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 212
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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Photo of davewlfpckfan29
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.

davewlfpckfan29, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
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.

rodlavers, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

FlyingHellfish, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

maxk, Mar 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

KC9LDB, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of sinstaineddemon
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!!

sinstaineddemon, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Groulxsome
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%

The bottle says 01/09/13. It pours amber with a little orange glow and a little lacy white head. There is balance in the aroma between sweet malt, caramel and biscut, and soft pine, a little earthiness, and rich grapefruit hops. The balance is excellent between the the rich malt and the acidic hops. A big burst of bitterness rounded out by a fairly tick mouthfeel and a lingering taste of grapefruit and almost copper bitterness. This is really one of the nicest bitternesses I've had on an IPA in a while! I quite like this one for the balance of the malts, the bitterness, and the acidity. It's not going to knock you out with aroma hops like some IPAs might, but there is something nice to be said about a rich bitterness and a great malt character.

Groulxsome, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ortie, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%

A- Medium amber body with a thin white head that fizzles into a ring of bubbles. Some lacing around the edges and some transparency in an otherwise cloudy body.

S- Lots of pine and citrus with a strong biscuity malt aroma. Smells like a balanced IPA rather than a hop bomb.

T- I taste a nice balanced IPA with lots of biscuity malts coming through to balance out the intense piney hop flavor. Very balanced, very drinkable.

M- Sting on the tongue, medium body, medium carbonation.

O- This one was a good, but not great IPA. Very balanced and drinkable.

stephenjmoore, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

LiquorsInc, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

PattyMelt, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

alphaacid9000, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Michigan, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

kaelingirl, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ChrisMon02, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ChrisKayler, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Psychmusic, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ElGallo, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Huma Lupa Licious pours a clear amber with a two-finger creamy white head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass.

The aroma has notes of caramel malt, bread, orange citrus and pine. It's not a very strong aroma and leans toward the malt side.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma. It begins with orange/grapefruit citrus and a little pine. The hops are balanced with some sweet caramel malt and a little bread. A touch of tropical fruit is also present. It finishes bitter with some earthy grass flavors. Once gone the citrus and caramel sweetness lingers on the palate.

A nicely well balanced beer that's a little funky in the flavor. Descent everyday IPA.

WanderingFool, Feb 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

No1Smitty, Feb 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

rpbuckeye, Feb 14, 2013
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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