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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

1,720 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,720
Reviews: 642
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 224
Gots: 210 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: arizcards on 06-13-2004

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
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a composite rating compiled from the couple times I bothered to take notes for this over the past few years. I would just like to put up here rather then in the notes that the 140 IBU rating in the description is incredibly misleading, this is less hoppy then two hearted or centennial both of which are around 70 IBU. Based on all the (I)IPAs I've had I would put this about 60 if I had to guess.

A - Pours a pleasant golden color with a rather quickly dissipating two finger white head. Surprisingly opaque for the lightness of the color.

S - Not much on the nose at first pass, perhaps a bit of general greenness.

T - The hops are certainly present as should be expected for an IPA with a name like this. There is a bit of malt presence but not a whole lot. The hops have a (not unpleasant) grassy / slightly-piney characteristic with a hint of lemon zest, although, the hops flavor is not quite on the level of Centennial/2H.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit fuller then filtered IPAs given the cloudy nature. Taste was not off at all so I'm just assuming its unfiltered/they bottle condition. Still light enough to be sessionable and it is relatively dry as a lot of IPAs are.

O - Certainly a decent IPA; I think in dryer (IPA wise) parts of the country this could easily beat the local offerings but being from Michigan and having access all of the time to brews like Two Hearted and Centennial makes me a bit pickier then most. I would put this in the high B+ category for Michigan made IPAs along with the likes of Mad Hatter from New Holland. Not bad by any means but the competition is tough in Michigan when it comes to standard IPAs.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: Light, clear copper; head settles quickly, some lacing; good retention of a thin layer of head throughout the taste.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit and malt. Strong hop smell on this one.

Taste: Lots of floral and pine flavor up front. BItter citrus, like lemon mixed with bitter orange dominates the wash.

Feel: This is a strong single IPA, and has little bit of a syrupy mouthfeel, but not heavy. Definitely a medium on the body.

Overall: A very assertive IPA that bunches above its weight in hop power. I think it's very good, but rated it just short of outstanding (I should have taken 2 weeks away from IPAs after the Heady Topper). In smaller doses this works well and satisfies, but for more than a pint the bitterness could get in the way (or maybe not…).

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,720 ratings.