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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

1,562 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,562
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 214
Gots: 143 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

CanisMajor, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Ncpogs, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

runfoodrun, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

dcbeers, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

aztraz, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

laxer8811, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of csparace
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a road trip to MI. Seems pretty fresh. It was a little steep for a sixer (11.50) but its pretty good overall. The only thing I've had from Short's Brew and it definitely makes a good impression on me.

Smell (4.00) - Big hop aroma right off the bat. Slight sweetness reminds me of honey. You can almost taste the bitterness in the smell. Maltiness is coming across as well.

Appearance (4.25) – From a 12oz to a Matilda glass. One finger lemony white head. Deep yet hazy golden yellow with tons of carbonation coming to the top. You can see slight amounts of sediment swirling around. Lacing is pretty nice overall.

Taste (4.00) – Huge hop crunch right on the front. Bitter grapefruit and lemon are prevalent but pine is definitely the main attraction. Bitterness lasts well into the finish where slight caramel notes make an appearance. I don't get a ton of malty complexion like advertised on the bottle.

Mouthfeel (4.00) – Bitterness and carbonation zonk the thirst out of you. If you swirl it in your mouth you can get a slight alcohol bite, but otherwise the alcohol is well hidden. The beer kind of lays in the back of the throat after the finish.

Overall (4.00) – If you're a hop nut like myself and want a satisfying crunch, this one delivers. It leaves a bit to be desired in terms of complexity but is still very pleasing overall. The main thing with this beer is the heavy pine taste that lasts throughout. Satisfying and I'm glad I have a sixer to enjoy.

csparace, Apr 16, 2013
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2.93/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from Fall 2012

A: Amber in color, quite cloudy from accidentally pouring in the bottle sediment. Fairly creamy looking white head on top. Lacing is quite good.

S: Some pine and maybe some buiscuty malts in there. Not much else going on.

T: This is a beer taste experience quite unlike anything else ive had before. Not in a good way either. Upfront, i basically get no taste. Like the beer is using some sort of cloaking device to pass over my tongue and get down my throat without leaving any delicious hop goodness behind. All that is left for my dumbfounded taste buds is an aftertaste flavor decoy consisting of raw IBUs and some resin.

M: Not that great. Fairly thin and sort of bubbly

O: One of my biggest beer disappointments to date. From this bottle I cannot understand its high rating. I love hop bitterness, but there must be good flavors to accompany that. Perhaps the sediment through the whole beer out of whack, but I feel like there really wasn't enough of it to accomplish that. A let down overall.

CMUbrew, Apr 14, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Starts with a modest head and settles to a thick ring with some inconsequencial minute bubbles in the center. Leaves ring lace after each sip. Mild haze on the golden color.

Mild starting aroma. Shows good balance.

The flavor is surprizingly bitter given the smell. Highly carbonated with a strong white pepper swallow. The body is as one might expect for an IPA. Long lingering bitter aftertaste.

smcolw, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a stein.

A-Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a slice of creamy white head that quickly fades.

S-Melon and sweet caramel, light roast biscuit, faint hops and floral notes.

T-Taste does not follow smell. You are hit with fresh hops followed by citrus zest, biscuit roast and very light caramel sugary sweet. The after taste is all bitter hops so beware to those among us who are not hop heads.

M-Light to medium body with smooth resinous feel and lightly carbonated.

O-Very solid IPA. It stays true to its name and gives you a very hoppy experience without any other overwhelming flavor distracting the palate. I definitely recommend to fans of IPAs.

MeneerBeerSnob, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BeerBuddy2122, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

DaPan, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

RayOhioFelton, Apr 09, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first glance and smell I was not impressed and was waiting for a dud. Looks like a dark apple juice with some suds and there really isn't much of a hoppy smell upfront. The taste is a whole different story though. It took a few sips to get a grasp on exactly what this beer wants to be. Not all that hoppy but definately enough there to know its an IPA. Full disclosure I'm not a hop head so if someone really likes hoppy beers this will not be it. But there is a decent malty taste that hits you as the hops taste starts to peek. Interesting beer. Not great but definitely a very drinkable beer that is worth picking up if you can get it.

sjones5045, Apr 06, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at HopCat. Served in a nonic pint.

A: Pours a solid orange color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a solid ring that leaves some sticky lace down the glass.

S: A little melon and fruity berry on the nose. Some caramel malt sweetness with a hint of biscuit.

T: The taste is like the nose, but a tad sweeter. Candied melon with fresh picked strawberry. Some light grass with some caramel sweetness and a biscuity malty.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Easily drinkable with a sweet fruit finish.

O: Really easy drinkable with a solid balance of flavors. Definitely the best Short's beer I've ever had.

Treebs, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

nzerbe, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

IPAchris, Apr 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

rkf1976, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Evan, Apr 06, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2013-04-05 in Warsaw, IN

A - Moderately hazy golden-orange with a 1.5-finger offwhite head and good lacing.

S - Crushed hop buds, floral, orange, light malt.

T - Hop forward orange zest bitterness, which mellows momentarily for some orange flesh, lightly roasted grain, pine and a smidgen of caramel before the bitterness comes roaring back; refusing to let go as the sugars and other flavors dry away. A hop bomb for sure.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Very prickly, resinous.

O - Quite enjoyable. Reminded me a bit of a Fat Head's Head Hunter although this is not as dank by any means. A nice surprise while travelling in the midwest. Will have this again.

Tucquan, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

bman_85, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BColton1, Apr 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Lurkerson, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up a six at WFM P Street NW, DC

a: served in a piraat chalice, the beer is a medium orange-amber in color, sporting a thin layer of carbonation and light ring

s: the nose melds big citrus and pine pulp hops, heavy grapefruit, lightly toasted biscuity malt, and a pleasant caramel malt aroma that provides a light-moderate sweet note, slight esters and just a touch of alcohol

m: carbonation light to moderate, smooth, body on the lower end of medium

t: a base of biscuity pale malts and a grainy caramel sweetness - not too much though, and balanced as the style goes, big citrus pith and pine hop flavors and a huge resinous bitterness that powers through the finish, rustic and a little unrefined, but in an intriguing way

o: a very aromatic and flavorful ipa that doesn't betray just how hugely hopped it is until that monster bitterness hits in the finish, dig the grainy character as well, plenty of malt to even things out, like

blackie, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

DudMan, Apr 03, 2013
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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