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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

1,445 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,445
Reviews: 625
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 199
Gots: 104 | 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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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-18-2011 14:51:35 | More by Brew33
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-18-2011 11:35:07 | More by Bilco
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Yulles

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-18-2011 04:20:50 | More by Yulles
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-17-2011 07:01:09 | More by adamant1912
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-17-2011 03:31:18 | More by tclapper
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-17-2011 02:23:57 | More by MacStinson
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virinow

New York

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-17-2011 02:14:30 | More by virinow
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2011 08:42:23 | More by ej285701
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2011 18:56:01 | More by richbrew
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Deschutes snifter. Thanks to stickman1220 for this one. No bottle date listed.

A: Pours a hazy bright orange color. Half finger of bright white tight bubbled head. Some carbo bubbles coming up sides of glass. Nice lacing sheets.

S: Smells really sweet. Fruity and yeasty. Also, smells like the normal Short's strain. Some grapefruit and peachy notes.

T: Their beers are just really interesting tasting. This one is pleasing for sure. Good hop bite on the tip of the tongue. Met but the malt bill an yeasty notes in the mid tongue. Again, tastes like a Short's beer. Crisp finish.

M: It's light bordering on medium bodied. Good mouth coat of fruity hops.

O: A solid B+ on this one. In the Short's that I have tried, I like this one the best because it's more sessionable then some of the other strange varieties.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 16:22:13 | More by inlimbo77
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-15-2011 09:04:18 | More by ithinkimasofa
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moserine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-15-2011 04:55:23 | More by moserine
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2011 02:35:10 | More by jlb502
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Hokenfloken

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-15-2011 01:38:15 | More by Hokenfloken
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2011 01:17:10 | More by Exiled
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splax23

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-14-2011 21:11:02 | More by splax23
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-14-2011 20:52:33 | More by UncleJimbo
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nanobrew

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2011 20:21:09 | More by nanobrew
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-14-2011 19:32:11 | More by Adamostella
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dnh2

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-14-2011 17:49:20 | More by dnh2
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harrymel

Washington

1.45/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bottled: unk, thick yeast cake. A: golden copper with two fingers of light yellow foam falls slowly to a quilt of the same with spotty lace. Excellent clarity. (4) S: Yeast is the first thing I smell. Sharp chemical american ale yeast, then some malts followed through by a little bit of hop character. Poor rep for IPA. (1) T: Tastes like yeast - a blend of american and unibroue yeast. Then again a little hop character with some sweet malts. Poor. (1) M: Thick for the style with moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish. (3) O: Bad job. Looks good, but downhill from there. The yeast in the bottle tells me this is old, but I wouldn’t really know provided they don’t indicate date. (1.5)

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 06:57:51 | More by harrymel
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It pours a golden yellow with a generous amount of off white head.

S - I got citrus as soon as I popped the cap. I get fresh grapefruit, mango and pineapple. It smells like a citrus fruit salad.

T - It tastes more like juniper. The evergreen taste masks the citrus which comes though subtly.

M - It's pretty thin.

O - I had this beer on tap a year or so and wasn't impressed. I am a lot more impressed now. Tons of citrus and a pretty nice balance of pine.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 22:43:30 | More by buschbeer
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CHickman

New York

4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very cloudy bright orange color with a massive 3 finger thick foamy head that looked like a cloud and faded slowly and left excellent sticky lacing and rings as it went down; a perfect looking IPA out of the bottle. There was a ton of sediment at the bottom of each bottle.

Smells of big hops up front, with floral hops, citrus hops, piney hops, pine cones, grapefruit, tangerine, caramel, sweet malt, grains and a sugary sweetness like brown sugar or candy like Fun Dip. Wow, the hops smell fresh picked like wet hops, and the sweet malts add nice balance.

Tastes very hoppy up front, and then the grains slide in for balance; flavors include floral hops, flowers, citrus hops, piney hops, pine cones, grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, lemon, herbs, tea leaf, caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains, yeast and a very tasty sugary sweetness like brown sugar or Fruit Loops cereal; the grains and sweet malt tame the fresh hop oily flavor and make for a very smooth beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp, oily slick on the tongue, with high fizzy carbonation, a medium body and a sweet grainy finish that's slightly bitter like a grapefruit, and then it fades dry and clean.

A great beer from start to finish, this was an extremely pleasant surprise and a highly drinkable session beer that I will definitely seek out again. I am very impressed by Short's Brewing so far as the Ale La Reverend IPA was also an excellent beer. This beer was so good that 1 did not do the trick; I was so impressed that I drank 3 in a row. A damn good beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 04:49:34 | More by CHickman
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KELPAK

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I thought this was a great IPA. It just became available for our establishment to carry and the response has been exceptional.

Has a nice dry hop to it which is what i've come to look for in an IPA for my personal taste, truely is one of the better IPA's on the market available in a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 16:41:22 | More by KELPAK
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dbc5 for sending me this one.

A: pours a slightly hazy gold, bright white dense head, some lacing

S: nose starts with big time pine/resinous character, loads of bittering hops followed by grapefruit and mango, a little bit of orange on the finish

T: the taste starts of with a touch of caramel malt and is followed by in your face bitterness, the bitterness is strong and last through the finish, finish is a bit dry

MF: high carbonation, smooth body

O: my last few experiences with Short's have been a little rocky, but this one is quite nice. Huge assertive hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 07:02:33 | More by homebrew311
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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