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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

1,502 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,502
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 210
Gots: 127 | 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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beals

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +18.2%

12oz bottle, poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

managed to get two bottles, thanks to @craftbeercellar.

A: poured vigorously. 1 finger white head, minimal lacing. organgish/red, much deeper than it looked during the pour.

S: whooooah, hops. smells just like cracking open a foil pack of fresh hops while homebrewing! traces of malt, but that nose of hops runs the show. not a hop bomb, though -- just a really pleasing smell.

T: all hops up front, bitterness and a bite in the middle leaves your taste buds and salivary glands on alert through the finish. mix of hops, definitely American... not quite the usual "C" hops, though. the label claims complex malt, but i just taste the malt as a supporting structure for the hops. good balance for a hoppy IPA.

M: low carbonation, would have expected a tad more. malt gives the right amount of body to make this an IPA, not a hoppy PA.

D: definitely could only handle one of these in a session. palate is left a bit blitzed (not from bitterness, though).

overall: great beer. tastes just like opening that packet of hops on brew day... mmm...

03-19-2011 16:06:24 | More by beals
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Baileyuk

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +18.2%

This beer was one of my first craft experiences and I thought the industry was nuts! That was 2003 and I was not put off and allowed myself to experience some lighter beers.
Skipping through to now where I am craft only and an IPA lover this beer is top of my list. It is so well balanced as to not just have a hop presence for the sake of it. Its first taste is powerful but then a leveling off into a pleasant taste. The aroma is interesting and reminds you of the hops relation to "other" plants.

I cannot wait until bottles are out in May and I can drink it any time.

02-13-2008 23:20:57 | More by Baileyuk
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danp14

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-11-2012 17:39:33 | More by danp14
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MSEGUIN

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-03-2012 02:57:17 | More by MSEGUIN
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Lovey75


4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-29-2014 21:27:25 | More by Lovey75
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Gardmark59

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-11-2013 20:32:04 | More by Gardmark59
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cestlavie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-25-2012 02:26:58 | More by cestlavie
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JDbullodg


4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-22-2012 19:32:49 | More by JDbullodg
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dirtydisk

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

01-03-2014 04:38:41 | More by dirtydisk
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schmityl


4.75/5  rDev +17%

01-14-2013 00:10:05 | More by schmityl
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Cutty

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-26-2013 02:18:51 | More by Cutty
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tedingr

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

GREAT BEER. If you like hoppy beer this one is for you. Enjoyed it and will go out of my way to get it. Shorts Brewery does a lot of "interesting" with their beers. I enjoy this beer every time I drink it and recommended to anyone. As longs as the like a hoppy beer. Love the smell, appearance, and after taste.

02-22-2011 22:43:53 | More by tedingr
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zahara15

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-10-2012 02:43:38 | More by zahara15
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dchabala


4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-29-2012 17:07:36 | More by dchabala
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EDiamond

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

01-02-2014 02:05:09 | More by EDiamond
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claminat420

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

A- poured a slight amber golden color. the slightest off white thick foamy head. medium lacing.

S- just hops. earthy and citrusy

T- just how it smells but with a caramel malt backup blended just right.

M- medium light bodied. nice carbonation.

D- could try to drink a whole 6. on my 4th right now and feelin pretty good(abv).

Overall- this beer is how a michigan ipa should be made. this goes in the pack of bell's two hearted and dark horse's crooked tree even tho the crooked has more of a malt blend. if you're an ipa fan and like the bitterness you should totally try this brew.

02-13-2010 06:25:59 | More by claminat420
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Mizorie

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +17%

10-15-2012 20:59:25 | More by Mizorie
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MattBreight

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-23-2012 14:17:07 | More by MattBreight
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jdcgchicago

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-07-2013 19:12:52 | More by jdcgchicago
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phillysteak07


4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-05-2014 20:48:24 | More by phillysteak07
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Big78CJ

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

09-10-2013 00:28:11 | More by Big78CJ
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mgroothuis

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-17-2012 11:31:30 | More by mgroothuis
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brewlover517

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-07-2014 23:16:20 | More by brewlover517
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markeyri

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-18-2012 22:47:40 | More by markeyri
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HopHeadHerman

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

12-30-2013 17:58:01 | More by HopHeadHerman
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,502 ratings.