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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

1,503 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 210
Gots: 127 | 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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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%

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!!

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

02-26-2013 03:40:56 | More by Groulxsome
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-25-2013 14:00:27 | More by ortie
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.76/5  rDev -7.4%

A- Medium amber body with a thin white head that fizzles into a ring of bubbles. Some lacing around the edges and some transparency in an otherwise cloudy body.

S- Lots of pine and citrus with a strong biscuity malt aroma. Smells like a balanced IPA rather than a hop bomb.

T- I taste a nice balanced IPA with lots of biscuity malts coming through to balance out the intense piney hop flavor. Very balanced, very drinkable.

M- Sting on the tongue, medium body, medium carbonation.

O- This one was a good, but not great IPA. Very balanced and drinkable.

02-23-2013 00:47:09 | More by stephenjmoore
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-22-2013 21:45:50 | More by JohnnieNepal
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LiquorsInc

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-21-2013 18:37:13 | More by LiquorsInc
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PattyMelt

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-21-2013 07:48:16 | More by PattyMelt
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alphaacid9000

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-20-2013 04:29:02 | More by alphaacid9000
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Rons35

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-19-2013 22:47:54 | More by Rons35
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Michigan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-19-2013 05:04:14 | More by Michigan
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-18-2013 22:14:36 | More by kaelingirl
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Danielr26

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-18-2013 19:04:07 | More by Danielr26
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-17-2013 13:00:36 | More by ChrisMon02
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-17-2013 06:30:16 | More by ChrisKayler
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-16-2013 03:57:51 | More by Psychmusic
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-16-2013 02:23:29 | More by ElGallo
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-13-2013 17:35:48 | More by wtkphoto
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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