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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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1,556 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 211
Gots: 142 | 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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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Shaunwell, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jmrybak, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BBlov, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BobbyQ, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ryanpj, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

captainbearcat, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MIbeer27, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

stephensinner, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

roger617, Jul 26, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +6.2%

Last of my beers courtesy of Newman

Brilliantly clear, on the gold/amber bolder, but fairly pale. Pours a nice tight head, creamy and with nice retention.

Rich hop aroma, more on the pine side. Has some malty notes in support to balance out the aroma. Sampling fairly cold, but feel like their might be a little alcohol just out of reach in the nose.

Wow, hops! Big, solventy but not overpowering hop flavor, a piney/earthy flavor with a hint of nuttiness. I know the malt is there, but it is buried under the hops. Hop bitterness in the finish is intense yet somehow smooth.

Borderline tongue scraper in terms of hop bitterness on the tongue, but not overly astringent. Some definite warming, not out of line for the style. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.

A really expertly crafted beer. How it could be so hoppy without much in the way of harshness was impressive to me. The nature of the hop flavor isn't my personal favorite, but they used the hops to maximum advantage.

mpyle, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

AmeriCanadian, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

amalburg, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Oidmoe, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Travitten, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

SoxFan, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

taospowder, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

flynn1648, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

GrizXTKEX519, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

JIMTRK16, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

lmoberle, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ElyseMichelle, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ThatsStout, Jul 20, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev 0%

12 oz. bottle picked up as a single in Port Huron; no apparent freshness info. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a murky brownish-amber colour, topped with one finger of soapy white froth that dissipates over the next few minutes. It eventually thins into a lumpy cap and collar, with some loose bands of lacing scattered around the glass. Very enticing aroma - citrusy grapefruit and mandarin orange are quite prominent, in addition to notes of mango and pine sap, underlain with a malty caramel sweetness.

A good, strong IPA. The backbone consists of toasted malts and toffee, providing just enough substance to keep the (far more aggressive) hop bill in check. Lots of pine and grapefruit pith notes comes through, with a candied orange flavour toward the finish, as the citrusy and boozy elements begin to blend. Bitter, resiny aftertaste that lingers. On the more viscous side of medium-bodied, with a somewhat oily, slick mouthfeel in spite of the moderately assertive carbonation. This is a full-flavoured, bitter IPA with a modest alcohol kick, which limits its drinkability.

Final Grade: 4.06, an A-. I enjoyed this bottle of Short's Humalupalicious IPA, certainly enough to consider picking it up again in the future. Working under the assumption that this is a fresh bottle (since it doesn't taste off or otherwise stale), this is an excellent, hoppy strong ale that all hopheads within Short's distribution range should consider well worth a look. Great stuff.

thehyperduck, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Alpar, Jul 16, 2014
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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