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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

1,457 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,457
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 203
Gots: 108 | 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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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Huma Lupa Licious pours a clear amber with a two-finger creamy white head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass.

The aroma has notes of caramel malt, bread, orange citrus and pine. It's not a very strong aroma and leans toward the malt side.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma. It begins with orange/grapefruit citrus and a little pine. The hops are balanced with some sweet caramel malt and a little bread. A touch of tropical fruit is also present. It finishes bitter with some earthy grass flavors. Once gone the citrus and caramel sweetness lingers on the palate.

A nicely well balanced beer that's a little funky in the flavor. Descent everyday IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 19:38:07 | More by WanderingFool
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No1Smitty

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-15-2013 00:25:13 | More by No1Smitty
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rpbuckeye

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-14-2013 15:47:19 | More by rpbuckeye
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-14-2013 14:59:27 | More by aorloski
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-13-2013 17:35:48 | More by wtkphoto
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TheConnMan

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-13-2013 02:45:29 | More by TheConnMan
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-12-2013 05:43:08 | More by hoppymcgee
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garrisonp

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-12-2013 01:49:51 | More by garrisonp
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-11-2013 23:54:14 | More by Massbmx
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Gardmark59

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-11-2013 20:32:04 | More by Gardmark59
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GetMeAnIPA

California

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

About 2+ months old from the bottle date, so please take that into consideration.

Pours a nice dense orange with 1 finger of head. A lot of streaming bubbles, and a lot of lacing.

I can smell the hops with only a crack of the cap. Smell is citrus and grassy. Get a dank, grassy, weed like smell.

Taste is very bitter. It get nice citrus hops taste that quickly gives way to bitterness. The bitterness almost takes away from the overall taste because its too lingering.

I was looking for an over the top hoppy beer and this delivered.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 03:57:27 | More by GetMeAnIPA
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noremac423


4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-09-2013 15:45:08 | More by noremac423
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, MI.

Appearance: A very hazy orange color. Lacing is very nice on this one.

Smell: Dominantly pine aromas, though there is some citrus in there as well. A pleasant IPA, but not the best smelling one I've had.

Taste/feel: Much like the smell -- a lot of the piney, earthy aromas come through in the taste, and there's very little citrus. The finish is also pretty intensely bitter, I found, and there's no real balance. There's some malt there, but this is an IPA for the hopheads, no doubt. The feel is probably the stand out, as it is very smooth, and quite creamy. I had this straight out of a fresh, just-put-in keg, so I feel like I had this beer as fresh as possible, basically.

Not my favorite IPA (just a bit too bitter and unbalanced for my liking), but I'd most definitely have it again, as it's an extremely solid Short's beer. One of their best year rounders, without a doubt.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 04:21:07 | More by Alextricity
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avalonct

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-08-2013 01:17:08 | More by avalonct
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homebruontap

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-06-2013 12:01:37 | More by homebruontap
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a hazy orange in color with a finger of head which left behind some sticky lacing all over the place. a piney, grapefruit malt heavy sweet scent. the flavor, much like the smell is malt heavy. i believe this is because it was sitting at my friend's house for a couple months. a nice earthy bitterness with a huge citrusy grapefruit punch. medium body with high carbonation, very sticky on the lips. overall, this is a SOLID beer. i'd love to try it fresh, but as is, it's a wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 01:36:57 | More by facundoCNB
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DragonzBreath

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA...
WOW another great IPA..bam to the mouth with flavor..
Grapefruit/Malt/Pine/did i say GRAPEFRUIT..
Fizzy, sharp, smart with a nice swallow and no linger of hops..
YUM and FUN!
I was the only one at a super bowl party that liked it...IPS Haterz!
Abv 6.9

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 23:01:07 | More by DragonzBreath
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StoutIrish

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-03-2013 23:09:10 | More by StoutIrish
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runner440

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-01-2013 03:34:02 | More by runner440
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rjcoy06

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-31-2013 22:47:57 | More by rjcoy06
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-31-2013 00:42:38 | More by Kerrie
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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2013 23:27:05 | More by atoulouk
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Sturdley

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-30-2013 23:19:23 | More by Sturdley
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jkeffer13

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2013 23:17:31 | More by jkeffer13
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EL48823

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-28-2013 20:18:35 | More by EL48823
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,457 ratings.