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

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1,562 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,562
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 213
Gots: 143 | 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)
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Photo of mactrail
2.98/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

mactrail, Nov 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

MGoBlue93, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

David-Jones, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

DCgolfpro, Jan 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Trent, May 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

kynap55, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of jegross2
3/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

jegross2, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of BillDineen
3/5  rDev -26.1%

BillDineen, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

AndyEdgar, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Mikeluzzjr, Saturday at 03:50 PM
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Ohiovania, Jan 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

twkirkby, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

DelicateDelirium, Mar 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

thomseye, Jun 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

erric, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Pelletben, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Mscarpen, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

fredmugs, Apr 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

rflips86, Mar 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Alpar, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

buddyvelt, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Bokonon, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

BigJaws, Jun 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Rimbimhoot, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of n2185
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
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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