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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

1,452 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,452
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 202
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-19-2011 05:35:42 | More by cosmonick
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-19-2011 03:46:01 | More by JDizzle
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-19-2011 03:24:37 | More by Gtg642
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madeofsteel

Michigan

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
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SirRuss

California

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
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-19-2011 00:55:39 | More by Gatordaddy
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vasdef42

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-18-2011 19:29:09 | More by vasdef42
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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
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,452 ratings.