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
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1,672 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,672
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 218
Gots: 177 | 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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2.95/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready caramel malts and melon with some piney resiny hops.

The flavor is a little oxidized malt and a touch of fruit followed by a huge harsh tarry bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and watery.

Overall, a bitter IPA, but not that great. Didn't care for the oxidized notes, the watery texture or the harsh tarry unbalanced bitterness.

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2.98/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A mouthful of hops with a totally bitter aftertaste. Pours an orangey amber in the glass. Hugely fragrant with a variety of hops, from flowery to piney.

Serious hop overdose. It's hard to rate this, since it seems so extreme. Resins and something medicinal. This might actually be a good hop concentrate to spice up that case of macro brews. A little oily and sharp in the mouth. Acidic, really. Hot and all hops, all the time. I have to go back to the old "Drinkability" rating and call it "not." Strictly for the those seeking the lash of the Hop Mistress.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewing the Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
Score: 73

01/09 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 01/19/12. Thank you to minterro for hooking me up with this one

Appearance: Pours a translucent orange-yellow color with a half finger of foamy off-white head that settles into a bubble ring around the glass. Solid lacing for a headless IPA. 3.5/5

Smell: Sharp honey and a "quick" lemon scent (it's quickly there and gone) mixed with a "floral" aroma. A little cocoa nib and milky malt. The nose is not very bitter, but it is a little "earthy." 3.5/5

Taste: Not much flavor here. There is a malty hops and light citrus flavor upfront, but it quickly mellows into an acidic and bitter, otherwise flavorless, creamy mouthfeel. A little stainless steel sweetness towards the "finish." At least it's drinkable. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-minus carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitter finish. 4/5

Overall: The mouthfeel is solid, but the rest of the beer falls far below expectations. This is the second disappointing beer that I have had from Short's in the past 10 days. Hopefully the Uber Goober Oatmeal Stout that I have in the fridge drinks better. I am glad I tried it, however.

Recommendation: This is an OK, but skip-able IPA.

Pairings: Greek-style french fries.

Cost: $8.99 for a six pack.

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,672 ratings.