1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA - Short's Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPAShort's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,459 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,459
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 204
Gots: 110 | 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
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,459 | Reviews: 626 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jkeffer13
jkeffer13

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-28-2013 20:18:35 | More by EL48823
Photo of baybum
baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-27-2013 13:22:37 | More by baybum
Photo of Rifugium
Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-27-2013 01:29:49 | More by Rifugium
Photo of SerialHiker
SerialHiker

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep golden orange…fairly transparent, there is some bubble action in the middle…whitish head about a finger width formed, a thin layer hung around…(3.75/5)

Smell: A tempered earthy hops, like a damp, dark forest in the fall…some breadiness…also some citrus hops, I am getting faint orange whiffs…very earthy and grounded…(3.75/5)

Taste: A hop explosion initially…rich, robust earthy hops dominate early and linger throughout…bready, robust toasted malts present themselves in the middle phase, really only adding more flavor and robustness…it’s a full flavored brew, that’s for sure…the finish ends way milder, I really get the piney/earthy and a bit of citrus hops flavor…the robust toasted malt flavor lingers into the after taste combining with earthy bitterness to leave a strong flavor well after I swallow…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body…robust, chewy feel…nice carbonation for such a full flavored beer, it shows a softer side to this ale…finishes a bit wet and tart…(4/5)

Overall: This is a solid brew…the hops is strong, earthy and robust…I realize I’ve used “robust” about 8 times in this review and that really is the best word to describe it…it’s like a swift kick to the chin this ale…the hops is surprisingly balanced by the malt which is why it’s so full flavored...i think one or two of these in a night would do me fine...(3.75/5)

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 01:39:24 | More by SerialHiker
Photo of Jsmitty1967
Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-16-2013 22:48:29 | More by Jsmitty1967
Photo of Winger911
Winger911


3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A hopped up kick to the moth. Very bitter, but full of flavor. If you love IPA's then give this beer a try. The hopiness/bitterness can be overpowering, one and done kind of beer. Love Shorts brewing company. blah blah vlah blah blah blah blah blah blah gsfnsfn

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 20:36:32 | More by Winger911
Photo of schmityl
schmityl


4.75/5  rDev +17%

01-14-2013 00:10:05 | More by schmityl
Photo of bryseitz
bryseitz


3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-13-2013 04:10:16 | More by bryseitz
Photo of SometimesIfart
SometimesIfart

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours golden amber with a one finger head. Left good lacing.

S - Grapefruit, pineapple, malty, moderate pine. Grapefruit really dominates the scent.

T - Apples, a bit of rotten banana, quite malty, pineapple in the middle, and a slightly resonous finish. Juicy as well.

M - Medium somewhat creamy body with almost no carbonation.

O - Overall, I've had a few too many IPA's tonight. Perhaps I have gotten sick of them tonight. I don't know. This one was good, but not a whole lot different than the other's i'kve had earlier.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 02:11:14 | More by SometimesIfart
Photo of SpongeRuiner
SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

01-12-2013 03:01:56 | More by SpongeRuiner
Photo of BlissJunkie
BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-10-2013 21:19:41 | More by BlissJunkie
Photo of Davepoolesque
Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

01-08-2013 14:38:55 | More by Davepoolesque
Photo of sjanowiak
sjanowiak

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-06-2013 22:26:47 | More by sjanowiak
Photo of tonyseleski
tonyseleski

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-04-2013 02:50:30 | More by tonyseleski
Photo of randylangford
randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-31-2012 02:27:04 | More by randylangford
Photo of stoutman
stoutman

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THIS BEER IS HUGE!!! LOVE IT! Tons of Hops, so beware if that’s not your bag. Lots going on with the variety of hops used along with the pine and citrus, so it kicks you in the teeth and makes you think at the same time. Tastes great in the bottle but if you see it on tap jump on it. One great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 01:55:37 | More by stoutman
Photo of jaybags
jaybags

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

12-28-2012 14:42:11 | More by jaybags
Photo of visualmartyr
visualmartyr

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-25-2012 13:51:19 | More by visualmartyr
Photo of GuernzWeed
GuernzWeed


4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-24-2012 14:34:41 | More by GuernzWeed
Photo of yamar68
yamar68

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to shamrock for sending this my way!

Great looking IPA - hazy honey gold body with a creamy finger of paper white head that laces perfectly, tons of tiny beading from beginning to end.

Some dank citrus type hops, sweet corn malts, faint conifer presence, nice and balanced.

Not as rich as the nose would suggest... hops are muted to an abstract bitterness, malts are pleasant though and actually do fine with the citrus peel bite, which makes for a clean finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 20:04:08 | More by yamar68
Photo of beergorrilla
beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-21-2012 15:31:24 | More by beergorrilla
Photo of derricksmalls
derricksmalls

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-16-2012 17:38:52 | More by derricksmalls
Photo of Johnnyramirez
Johnnyramirez

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-16-2012 03:40:49 | More by Johnnyramirez
Photo of Singlespeedmtb
Singlespeedmtb


5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-16-2012 02:21:47 | More by Singlespeedmtb
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,459 ratings.