Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Have had the Short's Huma a number of times... most recently out of a bottle in Grand Rapids at a tasting event.
A- The beer looks great in the glass. Pours with a real nice color and great head. The foam laces the glass nicely as you drink it.
S- The nose on this I.P.A. is almost all floral and pine. Wish it had a bit more citrus going on.
T - Taste is pretty extreme and very hoppy but hit's the spot that most I.P.A. drinkers are looking for.
M- This beer is a palate killer! But in a kind of good way. I love this beer but don't plan on tasting much after you've had the Huma. It is so hoppy and has such extreme bitterness that it does not lend itself to more than a few sips before your mouth is overwhelmed.
O- Overall I like the beer a lot. Better on draft I think as it seems to be a bit more balanced. I will certainly have it again, and again and offer it to friends.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2011 19:21:52 | More by MIBeerRanger4
4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a golden-amber color with a fizzy looking 1/4 inch head.
Very lovely lacing.
S - Big hops in the nose, mostly piney with some citrus backing it up. Lemon or orange zest comes to mind.
T - Bitter! This is an IPA that certainly doesn't skimp on the hops. Floral and not very heavy on the citrus. Simply amazing.
M - Very nice dry IPA finish.
O - This beer is unrelenting, and with dominate your palate if you'd just give it the chance.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2011 02:35:29 | More by madeofsteel
3.5/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
(Biggups to the Rhettroactive for this one!)
A: a sturdy clean white head splays out across the deep amber body. Thick lacing coats the edge of the glass, and the retention is O's firm that the silky smooth surface remains in place for the full experience. Expectations of superb carbonation and luxurious makes follow.
S: great interplay of deep malt and light, fresh hops from the get-go. The former offers up toast biscuity notes alongside thicker bready notes, while the latter provide super herbaceous notes of grass, pine, and layers of citrus to finish. Although the nose is awash with character, it remains modest in it's approach, and lulls you in gently rather than the bellowing commands so frequently found in other examples of this style.
T: Again, excellent collaboration between malt and hops result in a harmonious balancen of an almost Siamese nature. The malts express on the palate much of that which is displayed on the nose. However, the hops impart a waxy bitterness that goes beyond the usual resin resemblance to become akin to that found in green tea or - dare I say it - ear wax. Although this maybe a fetish for some, and despite the hop's commendable citric notes, this is not a flavor profile for my personal taste.
M: The carbonation certainly satisfies expectations set by its appearance: smooth, functional, well-integrated bubbles carry the bulk of this brew with elegant ease. The malts provide a pleasing weightiness to the body, and the relentless head imparts a velvety kiss upon its uptake.
O: I really want to sing this brew's praises - it ticks so many boxes, and yet the fact it falls almost flat on it's face when it comes to the most defining feature of an IPA - the hops - robs me of that opportunity. If only the Short's brewmasters had considered a more nuanced hop profile that didn't remind me of the "I'll eat anything" bets I made with my friends as a 7 year old, I'd be right back out there looking to scoop up every bottle I could find. Of course, if ear wax is your thing, then I say trade whatever you've got (baseball cards and all) to get your sticky little hands on bottle of this stuff.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2011 02:27:59 | More by SirRuss
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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