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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
outstanding

1,421 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,421
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 201
Gots: 100 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,421 | Reviews: 624 | Display Reviews Only:
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syntax

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-21-2013 20:35:14 | More by syntax
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JVoyager

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-21-2013 17:55:17 | More by JVoyager
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.1%

03-21-2013 03:43:43 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-20-2013 01:30:43 | More by Stinger80OH
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-19-2013 00:44:05 | More by DruRho
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Dshep1340

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-16-2013 22:34:51 | More by Dshep1340
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SimcoeJoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-16-2013 13:04:14 | More by SimcoeJoe
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-16-2013 06:01:10 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-11-2013 18:05:40 | More by lunarbrew
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-10-2013 04:34:28 | More by alamode
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kleinhanscs

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-08-2013 00:33:27 | More by kleinhanscs
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bunique686

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-08-2013 00:14:51 | More by bunique686
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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No Date on the bottle

A - Pours out dark golden with a haze accompanied by a slight white head that dissipated rather fast.

S - There is a earthy, grassy hops with a nice strong biscuit, hay, woody, nutty malt presence. This bottle could be old but am unsure with no date but the hops are really not present here.

T - The taste more powerful then the nose with malts then hops to follow. It has a strong bitter bite with floral, grassy, earthy, nutty, and biscuit notes. Definitely hoped forward, and does not leave your palate un-harmed. Slight alcohol in the back and perhaps some saltiness, as the hops die off.

M - Medium bodied and soft with a good amount of carbonation to keep the bitter bite moving. On the dry side and leaves mouth wanting more. Bitterness bites into your taste buds here so watch out.

O - A nice local IPA that is relatively easy to find with a good price. Its one of shorts better beers in my opinion. Has a very bitter bite for you hop heads and will not leave you disappointed, and one I turn to when I want a hop bomb. Not the best tasting beer but it has a Bite to remember, Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 23:31:33 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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jtdolla911

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-07-2013 02:46:21 | More by jtdolla911
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birwulf

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at DTW airport in nonic pint glass - slight haze, but nice floral and spicy aroma. Taste is bitter and dry, but appropriate for style with pleasant mouthfeel. Light lacing and head retention - this may partially be due to how clean the glass was. No off flavors detected. Positive overall impression.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2013 02:27:00 | More by birwulf
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-06-2013 22:25:38 | More by fullmoonbeer
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Tchfunkta

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-05-2013 17:43:39 | More by Tchfunkta
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at Table & Vine in West Springfield, MA.

This one seemed like it was pretty fresh. It poured an unfiltered light orange/amber color.
lacing in carbonation, and a fresh smell of hops.

Lots of flavor in this one, so much going on. I got the taste of this grainy, almost dry taste, and then a sappy, grassy taste as well in the back end.

Overall a solid beer from Shorts, it makes me want to try other Shorts beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 22:31:15 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, no visible bottling date, but there is a code on the bottom that I am unable to discern. My buddy just brought this back from MI, so I am assuming, one way or the other, that it's relatively fresh. Pours a really bright and hazy creamsicle orange with an equally bright white head. Head disappears pretty quickly, to almost nothing on the surface, but the lacing on the glass is decent, lots of little bubbles and interesting looking webbing.

Smells almost tart, with loads of malt and citrus up front, almost too much malt for my liking, but still good. It's super effing hoppy, for sure. I get a bit of sweetness as it warms up a bit. There's also some natural grassy/wheat aromas that become noticeable after a few minutes of warming up.

Taste is similar, very hoppy, very crisp, tart even, with malt dominating. Pine plays a small role, but overall I get a really hoppy pulpy malt/citrus flavor. I also get similar natural flavors of grass and wheat as well here. It's good, for sure.

Feels very crisp, but resinous as well. It's sharp and carbonated, biting and lingering. Basically what the label says: A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth, which is a bit overbearing, yet still enjoyable.

Overall this a very hoppy IPA with a huge malt presence. It's big, but at 6.something percent ABV, I could prob enjoy a few of these, but likely not much else.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 03:43:26 | More by rodlavers
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-04-2013 03:23:48 | More by FlyingHellfish
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-02-2013 02:05:59 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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maxk

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2013 00:49:05 | More by maxk
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%

03-01-2013 00:33:49 | More by KC9LDB
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - hazy dark yellow or light orange, a thin white head that fades to a ring quickly, no visible carbonatio.

S - nice big hop profile, citrus, grapefruit end of the hop scale, A supreme candied sweetness in the backgrounf make for one of the more balanced aromas I have experienced in an IPA

T - THe hops come to the forehground and dominate the flavor,and drown out any sweetness, the hops skew away fromt he citrus/grapefruit end to equal amounts piney-ness. A big hop profile, maybe a little sweetness in the finish. Nice job.

M&D&O - not as balanced as the smell indicated it would be, the hops are killer, a great piney profile and a nice IPA. Never noticed such a dichotomy in the smell and taste in a standard IPA.

I was told this, along with a couple other Short's beer is their first foray into New England and is a litmus test of the region. Hey Shorts - COME TO NEW ENGLAND PERMANENTLY!!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 01:28:43 | More by sinstaineddemon
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The bottle says 01/09/13. It pours amber with a little orange glow and a little lacy white head. There is balance in the aroma between sweet malt, caramel and biscut, and soft pine, a little earthiness, and rich grapefruit hops. The balance is excellent between the the rich malt and the acidic hops. A big burst of bitterness rounded out by a fairly tick mouthfeel and a lingering taste of grapefruit and almost copper bitterness. This is really one of the nicest bitternesses I've had on an IPA in a while! I quite like this one for the balance of the malts, the bitterness, and the acidity. It's not going to knock you out with aroma hops like some IPAs might, but there is something nice to be said about a rich bitterness and a great malt character.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 03:40:56 | More by Groulxsome
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,421 ratings.