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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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1,721 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,721
Reviews: 642
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 224
Gots: 211 | 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:
Beer added by: arizcards on 06-13-2004

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
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet.

The beer that got me into IPA's,

Smell: Pine, grapefruit and good weed. I've never picked up on the latter until recently.

Taste: Hops. The taste really grows on me from the beginning to the end no matter if I drink it out of a bottle or on-tap.

Overall, a fantastic IPA. Medium body but with a huge bite to it. This beer is definitely for the IPA lover.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this brew as an extra from heliosphann. Thanks a ton Scott!

Pours a hazy orange amber into a Darkness tulip. Nice tan head with decent retention, with a creamy consistency. Leaves a little lacing here and there.

The nose is surprisingly malty. There is a nice piney bitterness going on, but the malt backbone sticks out.

The taste department is much more bitter than the nose leads on. Piney and resiny hops dominate and the bitterness takes over, almost completely covering up the malt backbone. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice bitter bite. Appropriate carbonation level. Nice lingering bitter aftertaste. Drinkability is good.

A great introductory brew to Shorts. I'm impressed. It's not the best IPA in the world, but it's definitely a tasty and easy drinking one. Maybe not the IPA for someone who is just starting out with craft beer, but if your a hop head you'll like this one.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Deuane for the trade, I poured this 12oz into a taster, shared w/ tenderbranson69.

A - beautiful apricot shade w/ 1/2 inh white cap thatt is bubbly. The head becomes lace that sticks well. There is light haze and the beer is fine

S - A fruity citrus hop aroma w/ orange-like odors and a nice grapefruity nose w/ light nutty malt scent

M - A moderate carbonation mixed w/ med high bitterness and subtle malt under acidity of citrus hops juicy feel w/ a dry overall texture

T - Very high bitter flavor from the hop taste eases into a spiced green pepper and citrus essence followed by toasted taste and piney high alpha flavor. The malt adds a great sweet base for the herbal and mildly grassy taste as it finishes

D - A great IPA, interesting hop usage and the malt is not neglected keeping the hops from outshining the beers overall flavor and making it too bitter. This is a beer worth returning to.

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,721 ratings.