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

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1,601 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,601
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 213
Gots: 153 | 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)
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2/5  rDev -50.7%

garuda, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ScottyG, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Bigtwin, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

MMBrew, Jul 14, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Russian River stemmed snifter today, 7/12/2013. Thanks to Benish.

Aroma: Very piney, citrusy notes. Perhaps orange. Has a nice, seemingly sticky caramel sweetness that hangs in the nose. Very strong and pleasing nose.

Colour: Pours a hazy dark copper body with a 1cm white head that leaves a sticky lacing as the beer disappears down my gullet. Retention is solid, nothing special.

Flavour: Hoppy as hell. Very bitter pine complemented by a little bit of orange, nectarine flavour supplemented with a strong bit of caramel sweetness. It's a bit of a one-dimensional beer but this is what the name of the beer advertises.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, resinous and almost sticky. Aftertaste is a stinging piney bitterness that lingers quite a while and gets spread all over as I move my tongue around my mouth. Carbonation is good. Drinkable, slight hint of heat.

Overall: A very bitter piney IPA. Not the best IPA, but it is a very good one that is sure to satisfy any hophead's lupulin cravings. Very bitter and piney if that's up your alley.

Stevedore, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Arsenal0328, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

TypsiYpsi, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mjm47, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ltltony, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

radiofish, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

DanGeo, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Schmuckles, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Kunstman, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Bockerdoppel91, Jul 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

librariangela, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

linnymtu, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JMurphy41, Jul 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

MLFrank, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Honus1, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Ragnarok88, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

marcb105, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

GuttaMane138, Jun 30, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Updated 8/23/13

Another in the series of reviews of Michigan beers obtained on my recent visit to the state in June. I bought two bottles of this one and saved the second bottle for later in the summer.

Poured into a tulip glass from the 12 oz. bottle. Second one was into an Alchemist shaker pint.

a: Yummy translucent light amber. Finger wide head melted to an even surface foam and clingy ring.

s: Immediately on pouring, orange/tangerine notes even without sniffing close. Wow. The best-smelling IPA I've had yet. Second one was not nearly as strong, perhaps because the hops had been muted by eight weeks of aging.

t: Strong citrus hop bitterness quickly asserted itself and dominated. Powerful but too citrusy-bitter for my taste. Left a long lingering bitter aftertaste similar to and perhaps even stronger than unsweetened grapefruit juice. Second one was only moderate strength and the citrus was not nearly as evident.

m: Mouth-puckering bitterness overshadowed everything on the first occasion. Two months later, it was much easier drinking. Not what was intended perhaps, but definitely a better experience. OTOH I have had lots of different IPAs since my first Huma, and have gotten far more used to and even enamored of hop bombs than I was in June.

o: The second go-round was a much better experience than the first, a medium strength and more balanced bitterness which went well with my grilled burger and potato salad.

scotorum, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

duceswild, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jschott75, Jun 27, 2013
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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