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

Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPAShort's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA

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Ratings: 1334
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%


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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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer has a glowing orange body with a slight hazy to it. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles supporting a thick creamy beige head that last for most of the beer.

S- This beer has a fresh pungent hop pellet aroma with a slight fishy quality to the huge punch of hops. There are some nice pineapple weed aromas that finish the sniff.

T- The big pungent green hops masks a slightly sweet pale malt flavor that pops through as the beer warms. The finish is a big green pungent bitterness that lingers after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight fizzy finish that enhances the already big hop bitterness.

D- This is a nice big IPA. Not a lot of depth just big and pungent. It did have a nice freshness to it.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 13:47:54 | More by rhoadsrage
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by gford217 at the Brick Store Pub. Thanks Grant! Pours golden with a short head but nice lacing. Smells a good bit on the lighter side, but with a nice whiff of pine when you do capture the aroma. Nice blast of pine in the taste followed by a light malt sweetness. Not very integrated, but balanced, and the pine is clean and pure. Long bitterness in the mouth on top of the medium body makes this quite tasty, but I wouldn't call it sessionable. Very nice, glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 03:52:51 | More by Georgiabeer
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imagineiii

Vermont

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint tumbler. fizzes quite a bit. head is big and fluffy. hazy amber. impressive retention.

smell is piney and peppery. rye grains and honey from the malts. rather underwhelming, however.

taste is wonderfully bitter. malty breads and caramel are balanced by acidic, biting hops at the back of the palate. finishes very dry.

mouthfeel is light and effervescent. carbonation is rather odd for the style; too much.

not the most drinkable IPA Ive ever had at 6.5%.

not my style of IPA, but a great try for hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 01:03:35 | More by imagineiii
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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Portsmouth goblet. Date on bottle says it was packaged in March 09.

A - Pours a hazy, bright orange color. A creamy head forms with an off-white, slightly yellowish color, about 1 finger high. Head dissipates quickly and leaves a decent collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S - Smells of citrusy and spicy hops and bready malt. Well balanced, expected more hop aroma here. Beer is about 4 mths old, not too old but maybe like some others (Nugget Nectar, for one) the hops leave this one quickly.

T - Good full bitterness with lightly malty flavors underneath - bready, biscuity flavors. Bitterness lingers - some fruitiness appears as the beer warms and hops take on a sharper bite.

M - Beer has adequate body, slightly thin but appropriate for the style. Bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. Carbonation is on the higher side and gives a good prickly feeling in the mouth.

D - This is quite a good IPA with good flavor and medium body. Alcohol is present but not really overpowering. Feels pretty smooth going down...definitely could have another one or two of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 00:43:55 | More by portia99
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from AutumnalDave, cheers! Review based on notes

Pours a honey/bronze with 1 finger of pearl colored head. Very good head retention & lacing

S:Piney, leafy & floral hops & biscuitty malt. Starts strong but fades as it warms

T: Resiny & grapefruitty hops, plus breadyness up front. Flinty dryness, grapefruit, biscuitty malt & pineapple are all there as this warms. Finishes with leafy & grapefruit hops, dryness & slight astringency

MF: Semi-chewy with low carbonation, good balance

Very drinkable but astringency hurts this a bit at the finish

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2009 03:51:10 | More by russpowell
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BitterPachyderm

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

another birthday BIF present! 12 oz. bottle (no freshness) into SN pint glass...

a quick four finger head of creamy off white bubbles...good lacing and retention. hazed yellow body with some orange highlights...

HOPS, HOPS, HOPS, HOPS, HOPS ALL OVER THE FLOOR!!

loads of hops in the nose, but it still seemed like it was holding something back...some good citrus and malt, but it seems slightly muted, a soft pepperiness and tangerine...

strong bitterness hits throughout with loads of pepper...a definite "hop bomb", some citrus notes can be found amongst the pepper and bitterness...

a bit low in carbonation, yet still oily as all get out...a chewy ipa

the most self proclaimed "hopped out" ipa i've had to date that remains drinkable...

not my favorite, as it is a bit unbalanced, but i'll be damned if it was good and made me very "hoppy"!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 09:03:30 | More by BitterPachyderm
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sgoodship

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Buddy gave me some of these on a camping trip in Michigan - thanks John!

A: Orange marmalade with a slight haze. Small off white dissipated almost immediately to a thin ring and was gone by a third of the glass.

S: Nice, fresh citrus hop. There is a touch of sweetness and breadiness from malt but bitterness shows through.

T: It starts with a refreshing citrus and moves swiftly into an aggressive piney hop bite. Some sweetness from caramel malt and fruitiness sneaks in but it is quickly dominated by the orange peel and piney aftertaste. The finish is dry - makes you want more.

M: Light side of medium body. Medium carbonation adds fuel to the bite on the palate.

D: This is a great IPA and I'd be happy to drink it at any time. If I am nit picking, I'd say that the pine dominance is not my favorite aspect of IPA's. Nice one Short's - I'd like to try more of your offerings.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 02:09:03 | More by sgoodship
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chilled and poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer pours out a semi-clear dark golden color with a ¼" off-white head that recedes to a small ring around the glass and a patch of foam in the middle. Sipping leaves a sheet of lacing with lots of small speckles and a few legs. Even when the ring is gone, sipping leaves behind some sparse lacing.

Smell: The aroma is soft and contains both floral fruity hops (grapefrut, tangerine and lemon) with some nice rich caramel from the malt and some hints of pine. The aroma of this beer is like a complex, finely woven tapestry with no single strand more dominant than the others.

Taste: The aroma predicts the flavor but not the finish. There is strong bitterness from the hops showing off their orange zest, grapefruit peel and piney character. The underlying harshness is well balanced by the soft light toffee/caramel sweetness in the background that supports and carries the mix of hops forward across the palate.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and soft with very light carbonation. The finish is medium-long and begins with some sweetness present. That sweetness quickly fades out leaving a strong bitterness throughout as everything just fades slowly away. Interestingly the bitterness is neither all grapefruit nor all pine, it seems to be both at once and just takes over and then fades.

Drinkability: Very good drinkability and I could make an evening with this one. I surely will seek out and have this one again when I have the chance. BTW: Don't drink this one too cold as it will be all bitterness if you do.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 01:57:40 | More by drtth
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden, minimal head, some lacing.

Smells nice, lots of piney hops.

Pine and grapefruit heavy in the taste, supported by a malty base.

Mouthfeel somewhat resinous. Medium carbonation.

Strong pine bite on this one; nice and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 01:07:32 | More by Strix
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy coppery and orange-brownish color. I get a nice half inch of thick fluffy head. The foam starts to lace immediately as it begins to dissipate. As I drink, rings of foam are left on the back of the glass, with spotty foam spots on the front.

Smell is largely of floral hops, but I can smell some piney and citrus hop notes in there too. I can make out the sweet malt backbone, and the hop bitterness.

The taste is far less bitter than I expected. Just like the bottle says, this beer is a theme park of malts and hops swirling around in your mouth. The malts mix very nicely with the hops, mainly sweet with the hop flavor. Touches of caramel infuse in the mouth towards the end.

Sitcky malt sweetness sticks with you. The beer is pretty fizzy, with a medium texture. I think the laser etching in the bottom of my Duvel tulip helps retain some of the carbonation. The beer is really balanced, with a lot of character.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 21:52:21 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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association330

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with a label that boasts an image of a hop flower and the statement "A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth".

A - Pours a rich, cloudy golden color, similar to a half-aged apple cider. A pinky of creamy off-white head fades to a bubbly cap with sticky lacing.

S - Intensely hoppy, with grapefruit rind the dominant aroma here. Some pine sap comes through as well, with a balancing note of caramel malt. Overall it's fresh, floral, and spicy.

T - Hops, hops, and more hops. Some juicy sourness. The resinous pine flavor really comes through here, with the grapefruit rind more in the background, and almost no balancing malt presence, which I find unfortunate. I'm not looking for a lot, just a little, and the brew suffers from a lack of it. Nice dry, bitter finish. Just the slightest touch of alcohol at the back of the throat.

M - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice and refreshing, not filling.

D - A hophead's dream brew. This one seems to be all about the hops, with very little malt balance. I love hops, but I personally feel the drinkability is affected by the lack of a subtle, balancing malt backbone.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 00:16:25 | More by association330
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sonicdescent

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one as an extra, I wish I kept a log. Thanks to whoever that was.

Appears cloudy but bubbly in my Sam Adams Sensory glass. Not much in the way of head or retention. Apple cider look.

Smells very fruity. Excuse my smell sense, I haven't reviewed in a while so I can't get much more specific than that. It is an enticing smell.

Taste is a bit subdued compared to the smell, definitely some bitterness and a good taste, just a bit more mild than I would prefer.

Mouth is thin and bubbly, a good mix, though I have been shown a thicker IPA and it was damn good.

Another goodie from Shorts.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 23:55:07 | More by sonicdescent
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bfields4

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden straw color. Hazy but translucent. Nice big head at first that fades into a lace.

Floral hops very herbal smell.

More floral piny tastes with a nice hop bite. Spicy crisp finish. Not picking up much of the malts.

Nice amount of carbonation very smooth and refreshing IPA to go with the highly floral tastes.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 17:06:38 | More by bfields4
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apiccirilli

New York

3.2/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured a beautifully promising amber color - some nice head at first, but that faded away quickly. Fresh, raw nose of some very American hops - big whiff of pine, bit of grapefruit, bit of citrus. Couldn't get any malt characteristics on the nose.

The taste matched the smell - the hops are HUGE on this one. The bottle says that it's a "complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth," but I think that the hops beat up the malt and hid it around back. It has a really wonderful hop profile - starts out sweet and fruity, transitions into grapefruit and pine and ends in a prolonged deep bitterness. Unfortunately, there's really no malt backbone to it, and I find the drinkability suffers because of that - the bitterness is wearing, and I'm just longing for a bit of malt to take off the edge. The mouthfeel is wonderful - thick and oily from the hops, and the carbonation is gently prickling.

All in all, there are so many other wonderful (and much more balanced) IPAs out there that really satisfy. If you really just love hops, here's a chance to taste them quite isolated. If you're looking for the whole package, look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 00:15:58 | More by apiccirilli
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tr4nc3d

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to JordanEllwanger for this one

Poured into my pint glass from a 12floz bottle

Pours a pretty dark copper like color with a slightly off-white three inch frothy head. Good head retention that leaves slight lacing on the sides of my glass.

Smell is of oranges, tangerines, lemons, floral type hops, grass and very earth like, herbal. Very interesting and something that I cant wait to anticipate to taste.

Bitterness upfront that can catch you a little off guard if you are new to hops. Smooths out a little with very mild sweet malts, but the hops just dominate on this. Be prepared for bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation and a dry bitter finish.

Pretty good brew but there is plenty other IPA's out on the market that are better then this.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 21:46:30 | More by tr4nc3d
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This little beauty came along for the ride with some of the other tasty midwest treats I got in the mail today. I am pretty excited about this one!

Pours a hazy, unfiltered-looking, deep, golden orangey yellow-y color. I ran out of adjectives so that is all I've got for the color of this beer. The head is BIG and fluffy white and clings nicely to the inside of the glass (always a good sign).

I could smell this as I was pouring it, strong citrus and pine notes really came on strong as soon as the beer left the bottle. Once in the glass I get some sweetness like orange or pineapple but lots more of that super piney, fresh hop goodness. Wow, that is a great smelling beer!

Lets drink this! First sip is a blast of hop bitterness, tongue is dry in seconds. Lots of lemon and orange flavors along with some of that nice sweet pineapple. I believe they describe a beer like this is resiny, as far as the piney flavors go. Its intense. Absolutely delicious and would definitely qualify as the proper fix for any total hophead.

Great stuff, I need more!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 00:00:45 | More by indiapaleale
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kohoutek

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle with no date information.

A: Nice tight, rocky head that appears to be persistently sticky and present. The beer is an apricot golden orange with slight opalescent chill haze.

S: One of the things I like about HLL is its wonderful aroma. Chlorophyllic greens, geranium, asparagus, a slight cattiness, fresh grass, lemon peel. When fresh, this beer literally smells like a fresh hop flower. Despite the statement, " a hop and malt theme park for your mouth." I discern little in the way of maltiness other than a slight wheat, graham cracker quality. This is a very hop forward style of IPA.

T: Virtually all aroma qualities exist in the flavor profile. A long lingering bitterness persists well after the flavors disappear. I personally find the IBUs up front to be a tad bit too much.

M: Nice medium body that is neither too thick or thin for the style.

D: Great! A fresh and refreshing IPA with great flavor and aromatics.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 23:51:09 | More by kohoutek
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carlborch

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dense amber color with hints of cloudiness. Thick off-white persistent head. Distinct hoppy nose with strong pine forest notes with hints of citrus (grapefruit?) peel and pith. These notes are somewhat ephemeral and diminish if you let the glass sit. The beer has a medium body. On the palate the initial bitter notes were a bit on the feisty side. This also diminished, or was it acclimation and anosmia? I like bitter brews but found the initial bite rather strong and single layered. The hops camouflage any malty notes. The bitter notes linger and add to the moreishness of the beer. Additional sips do not quench this and the bitterness becomes a bit tiring. Evident Belgian lace. Very good palate cleanser and food accompaniment. I'd try it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 20:15:34 | More by carlborch
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle pours courtesy of Viggo and an awesome trade. Cheers! Pours a slightly hazy golden color, a shade darker than your average apple juice. A finger of light caramel head that drops down to a film that leaves a sticky lacing down the glass.

Nose is pineapple, oranges, pine resin, almost a hint of spiciness - not much sweetness in the nose.

A burst of bitterness from the get go here. Bittering hops hit hard with a dash of grapefruit, pine resin and a light swirl of sweet caramel in there, some pale malts peeking through - all finished off with some more bittering hops and strong resin. Pretty straightforward hops attack with only a slight nod to balance. Slightly oily mouthfeel with a strong drying factor.

I love me some hops (and this brew is that) but if it's going to be a full-out hop assault I'm looking for a little more complexity in the hops, a little more liveliness - perhaps a little less focus on the pine. That said, while not world class, this is a fine, hoppy IPA and at 6.6% I wouldn't mind having a couple of these in an evening. Beats the crap out of all these lightly hopped English IPAs around here. Cheers for the great beer Eric!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 16:01:49 | More by ritzkiss
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap during the short's throwdown at the roadhouse, in brookline, ma, on april 24, 2009, the week of the craft brewers conference.

pale amber, almost clear with very faint haze. thin foamy head fades to wispy layer and ring. very good lacing.

aroma: piney and citrusy hop, but biscuity malt shows up right away, albeit in the back. fresh hops have fruity tones, as yest esters peek through as well.

taste: malty sweet caramel base, but the showcase is the hops; freshly citrusy and piney. boldly bitter but balanced with the malt. faint apple esters peek in. resinous finish.

medium body. otherwise moderate carbonation seems to give quite a prickly tingle upfront, almost too fizzy, but calms down after. resinous finish in the feel as well.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2009 11:01:07 | More by tai4ji2x
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, the 12oz bottle reads: "A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth." Let's hope so!

Huma Lupa Licoius pours nicely, with a hazed orange sun body that fires to a bright tangerine hue in the light. A few trails of bubbles supply a small, but long-lived head of light custard foam. Very solid aroma of fresh hop cones and juniper needles. Mandarin orange slices and white pepper drift about. Crisp pale malts add a hint of sweetness to the background, but the hops are the main showcase here.

Nice complexity to the hoppiness, something you don't always taste in American IPA's. The hops start off juicy and fresh, with a healthy dose of floral and citrus notes, turning more pine-like and bitter on the finish. The IBU's linger long into the aftertaste, as notes of raw pine resin coat the far reaches of the throat's taste buds. Unfortunately, the pale malt backbone is more of an afterthought, and although I wouldn't call this an "unbalanced" IPA, it could stand to have a bit more of a body. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, with a high carbonation level that adds some spiciness to the hop notes. Overall, a solid IPA with tons of hop flavor, but the balance could stand to be adjusted a bit...maybe that's just my "east coast IPA lover" shining through.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 02:23:37 | More by wagenvolks
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m2paulun

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a copper/orange color with a 1-inch fluffy head. There is good retention and lacing on the glass.

S - There is a strong hop aroma. Citrus hops are really present. I can pick out oranges the most.

T - Again strong citrus hops. Oranges and maybe pineapple are present. There is a little bit of pine as well. The caramel malts really compliment the hops.

M - Perfect carbonation for a medium/light bodied brew.

D - Great drinkability. Perfect for this 85 degree weather in Michigan.

This was my first beer from Short's and I am glad I live in Michigan because I will definitely be buying more.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 21:33:03 | More by m2paulun
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tyson for the chance to finally sample some Short's beer.

A - Clear dark orange in color with a two finger foamy off-white head. Head quickly fades and leaves a thin cap on the beer.

S - Tropical hop aroma dominates the nose. Lots of pineapple and maybe even a little papaya. Candied fruit sweetness strengthens in the nose as the beer warms.

T - Pure hops straight off the bat. Lots of tropical tastes mixed in with a hint of citrus fruits. Pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. Just a hint of biscuity malt sweetness. I was expecting a little more malty sweetness due to the darker color, but this is all hops. Tasteful bitterness.

M/D - Medium bodied with great drinkability. Carbonation is on the lower side. Alcohol is well masked and bitterness is present but not mouth wreking.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 16:25:53 | More by ckeegan04
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treyrab

California

4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big, Big thanks to Mike for sending this Short's beauty over to me. Split into two small snifters between jac5084 and I.

A: Pours a hazy, glowing orange with a small head. The small yielding head may have been due to my prudent pour. Nice orange, copper color though without too sticky of a head.

S: Unimaginably good. Tons of citrus blasting hops right in your face. Mostly citrus, though a touch of grass and pine creep in to let you see their presence. Nice mango, pineapple and orange coupled with a touch of caramel sweetness.

T: Wow, top 5 IPAs hands down. Tons of mango, pineapple and apricot with a touch of residual sweetness. Not overly bitter, but on the finish some pine and grass comes in to balance the sweet fruit flavors. The caramel sweetness on the finish is just right to balance out the hoppy bitterness throughout the beer.

M/D: Spot on. Nice, moderately low carbonation for a creamy feel. Not too sticky, but you can feel this enveloping your tastebuds the whole way.

Thanks again Mike, this was a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 12:24:00 | More by treyrab
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CoolJosh

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Generously traded from Mikesgroove and generously shared by my good friend treyrab.

Poured in to a snifter. This beer pours a radiant hazy golden orange with pink tones in the center. It looks very nice despite the lack of head (I blame the glassware more then I blame the brewery).

The smell is magnificent, it's like sticking your nose into a fruit basket. Tons of tropical fruit including but not limited to Mango, peach, orange, ripe banana, and lemongrass. There is also a floral component that really complements the other scents well.

The taste is sublime, and matches the smell scent-for-taste. Great caramel backing adds a near perfect balance. The carbonation is perfect for the style, as it adds a sharp feel that I find refreshing and desirable in an IPA.

Great beer, really thankful to those mentioned above that were generous to share and I will be seeking out more of this in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 01:56:25 | More by CoolJosh
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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