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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
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1,670 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,670
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 218
Gots: 175 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cap label says July 3rd. Glowing orange, high clarity. Nice crown of thin, intricate lacing. About a finger of foam that maintains at least an unbroken skim on the surface.

Resiny, touch of alcohol, fruity citrus in the nose, orange if I had to pinpoint it. First whiff was pretty dank, but it seems to have mellowed in the last 5 minutes.

Big caramel malt flavor with candy orange slices, and bitter grapefruit pith in the aftertaste. More malt forward, but still a balanced IPA with the citrus I crave. Medium bodied, even feel that serves as a vehicle to showcase the hops and underlying lmalt flavors. Could have a couple in a sitting, but not a heavy session beer. Thanks to Jimmy Two Hands for this one.

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

poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy orange/gold color with a nice head.

fresh with resiny aromas of pine cones, hops, navel oranges and loads of citrus. Nice depth to the aromas as well.

medium/full bodied with a very good feel. Balanced with very good flavors of hops, citrus, navel oranges and some resin flavors on the back end.

This is a real quality IPA. The hops are certainly there, but it's well done in a hop forward style.

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Poured in to Founder's tulip glass.
Bottled on date is very difficult to read and appears to be 1-10-11, so approximately 3 months old.

A - Poured a medium orange colour - very cloudy - almost opaque, with one finger of bubbly cream coloured head.

S - Sweet toffee/caramel malts and some pine and citrus hops provide for a well balanced nose. Some bitterness is apparent but not overly abundant. Not an overly robust nose but very pleasant and very well balanced.

T - A good sharp bitterness up front with some pine and floral notes coming through from the hops. The hops seems to provide more bitterness than flavour but the flavour contribution from the hops is still evident. Some sweet caramel comes through from the malts to provide some balance and the bitterness returns in the finish and lingers slightly. The apparent balance from the nose is not as evident in the palate as the bitterness dominates this one.

M - Medium body, light to moderate carbonation.

O - A very good IPA but seemed to be missing something to put it over the top. Would love to try this fresh and on tap.

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,670 ratings.