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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

1,558 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,558
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes when we were so lucky to receive a shipment of Short's for GABF 2011 :)

Poured from bottle to pint glass. The beer pours a golden amber orange color that is mostly translucent though slightly hazy. Nice 2 finger white head with good retention and lacing throughout. The aroma is earthy hops: pint, herbs, along with a mild citrus character. Backbone of grainy malt also prevalent. The flavor brings a gush of hops: pine, grapefruit, mint, pineapple, nice. Medium bitterness. The biscuit malt flavor provides a pleasant background. Finishes a bit dry. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a good beer. Really enjoy the hop character! Nice solid American IPA!

hopfacebrew, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of senorscientist
4/5  rDev -1.5%

senorscientist, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to TurdFurgison for this extra.

A. Pours a very cloudy orange with a finger if white head. Head dissipates to a quarter finger with very good lacing.

S. Pineapple, grapefruit, some orange zest. Also a peppery scent, almost like Belgian spice. Significant pine resin in there too. The individual notes are nice, but something in the overall bouquet seems off to me. Decent, not great.

T. Bitter, sticky pine resin. Grapefruit zest. Biscuity malts. Pretty malty for an IPA. Bitterness drowns out a lot of the citrus notes. Not the smoothest of finishes. Solid, nothing more.

M. A little undercarbed, giving it a cloying, heavy feel. Lacks crispness.

O. Not bad by any stretch, but it has some noted herbal flavors and a malt build that is a little heavy for style. Almost a medicinal taste due to the herbal bitterness on display in the finish here. Not a beer I'd feel the need to revisit anytime soon.

siege06nd, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Jefe73
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jefe73, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of oldvines
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

oldvines, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of erric
3/5  rDev -26.1%

erric, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of jbierling
4/5  rDev -1.5%

jbierling, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. Reviewed from notes.

A: Golden-orange with a slight haze. Huge, foamy white head has excellent staying power. Clumps of foamy lacing cling to the glass in rings.

S: Pine, mint, herbal scents. Mango, orange, pineapple. Faint whiff of a biscuity malt backbone.

T: Intense, oily hops. Quick flash of pine, mango and tropical fruits. Bitterness starts out a bit modest, but builds in intensity and becomes formidable. Catty hop tastes. Hops turn herbal toward the end with an intense cigar-like tobacco flavor. Dries a bit toward the finish and finally discloses malt tastes of dough and biscuit, along with sticky bud and tobacco.

M: Medium bodied. Full and creamy. Moderate carbonation.

O: This beer is a hop bomb. Short's promised some complex malt tastes here too, but didn't really deliver, as the hops never let up enough for them to get through. As with some other aggressively hopped beers I've had, I found some of the hop flavors to be distracting or offensive. In this case it was the strong herbal/tobacco edge that really turned me off.

Notes: I don't think this was a bad beer; just not for me. Most hop-heads should be able to appreciate it.

ryan1788a5, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of heff316
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

heff316, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev -1.5%

rwilde, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -1.5%

imperialking, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of msuspartan22
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

msuspartan22, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Mfred94
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Mfred94, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Ohiovania
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Ohiovania, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear copper-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - The aroma is full of citrus hop with a touch of pine and a nice backbone of sweet caramel malts.

T - The flavor kicks off with big kick of citrus hop with pineapple and grapefruit hops with some good bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle some light pine hop and lots more bitterness comes through. The caramel malt is still in the background, but the hops are front and center here. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel hops with lots of citrus hops and bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with nice dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Big hop profile with some nice bitterness from start to end. Not quite balanced, but the big bold hop is really nice.

ngeunit1, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of auroracrisis
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a tulip, bottled on 10/21/11

Hazy golden straw colored with a short lived head that dissipates into a ring of foam around the edges. A bit of lacing as it is drank down.

Grapefruit and lemon zest greet your nose with a touch of fresh cut grass. After the initial aroma, it moves into graham crackery sweetness with a touch of caramel and is then rounded out with a bit of citrus as well.

Opens with fresh cut grass and grapefruit zest on the tongue which lingers a bit. Behind that we have plenty of sweetness and even more of that citrus zest. Lemon, lime, tangerine are all represented and accounted for. Good stuff.

Soft and medium body with low carbonation.

Great citrusy hop notes with a touch of malt sweetness. I love the citrusy IPAs so there is no question why this is scoring a little high with me. Seek this out if like those citrusy, west coast style IPAs.

auroracrisis, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of katan
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a brown to light brown color. pearly white head formation that initially stuck around, but then broke down to a film. Very clear.

S - A solid hop nose, full of citrus and a little bit of pine. Malts are hidden.

T - Starts off light malt flavored, a little bit of nuttiness. Midstream is some hard hitting hops, lots of earthy tones , pine, and resin. Finishes with a hefty bitterness and a bit of retained citrus notes.

M - Solid body and stronger carbonation. Huge bitter film sticks to the tongue.

O/D - A very good IPA for the hop lovers. ABV is on the strong side, but managable. A little bit filling. Huge bitterness starts to dominate your palette in a hurry.

katan, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ygtbsm94, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

cracknovak, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Steimie
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Steimie, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of schultzm
5/5  rDev +23.2%

schultzm, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

toyfull1, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jeffoatess, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Jstark5150
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jstark5150, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of BRLockwood
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BRLockwood, Jan 02, 2012
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,558 ratings.