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

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1,649 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,649
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 215
Gots: 166 | FT: 6
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

sorens59, May 13, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received from Tony412

A- Pours a nice, murky golden yellow into my DFH glass. A one finger bright white head that fades rather quickly and leaves a decent amount of lacing dripping down the glass.

S- Pineapple, sweet caramel malts, orange zest and honey are the first things I pick up. Some zesty notes of pine and sweet candied lemon peel come in after, along with some subtle notes of fermenting compost from the yeast.

T- Bitter orange zest, pineapple, pine sap, some sweet malts creep in along with some candied lemon and hints of yellow grapefruit. The yeast shines thru just enough.

M- A decent blend of bitter and sweet. The hoppy/piney bitterness hangs on and dominates though. The sweetness of the malt fades at first but comes back on the finish. Not as carbonated as some IPA's.

O- A really nice IPA! Very well balanced between citrus/pine/sugar and yeast. I wish I could get this near me in NY. Probably the best brew I've had from Short's so far. Easy to drink on a warm east coast spring day. Thank you Tony!

Thickfreakness, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

seeswo, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

bonez05404, May 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

danp14, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

chrisbokmuller, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

tulipcitybob, May 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

gueuzegossage, May 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

CheapBeerBuzz, May 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Supergenious, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

pschul4, May 05, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a slightly hazy honey color with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: loads of pineapple on the nose with notes of caramel malt, grapefruit, and orange. Nice.

T: unfortunately the flavor does not match the aroma. Bitter grapefruit rind and pine dominate with a dry finish that is overly bitter.

M: medium body and carbonation, this beer could use a bit more carbonation.

O: unfortunately this beer does not taste as good as it smells. Still, it's an alright IPA.

n2185, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Billakowski, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

smutty33, May 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

mugsy62388, May 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

outsider, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

antoines15, May 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

millerbuffoon, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

sennin, Apr 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

leweascoba, Apr 28, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I could smell the hops eminating from this guy as soon as I cracked the bottle cap. Beautiful golden pour with a slight bit of haze. Sweet up front with a strong floral scent and flavor that almost immediately gives way to a fairly intense bitterness, which lingers on the palette for a bit before subsiding back to the sweet. Just the right amount of carbonatino, but in the end, the bitterness of the hops is a bit much for my tastes.

bigkingken, Apr 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

countchunkula, Apr 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

beer4brian331, Apr 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jawneyt, Apr 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MTUskibum, Apr 21, 2012
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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