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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

1,672 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,672
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 218
Gots: 176 | FT: 6
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 -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$8.99 6-Pack
Short's Brewpub - Bellaire, MI

"A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth"

Huma Lupa Licious is copper, hazy, and turbid with some tangerine highlights. The head rises easily to a respectable cap that becomes craggy and has a dirty white eggshell sheen. Intricate, scrub-your-glass, chunky lacing gets left behind after each drink. That's purty.

Candied orange and grapefruit peel are the dominant hop characters with orange overtaking. A touch of pine that borders on herbal runs through the middle and random citrus pops up here and there. The hop profile is slightly muddled but mouthwatering none the less all over the top of a dry biscuity base. A touch of toast maybe but biscuit dominates.

The flavor is more substantial than the aroma. Biscuity malt lies down a base for a big, bitter, citrus and pine hoppiness. The grapefruit and orange, bitter in this case as opposed to sweet in the nose, run from beginning to end with some herbals and pine sneaking in for show. There's actually a large malt presence, although pale, but the bitterness is so large that it obliterates the malt.

Again, big hop bitterness. My lips are halfway numb. The body is moderate and has a nice silky feel with mellow carbonation that's not noticeable pushing the beer along. The bitterness continues to grow.

This beer came to the Chicago market for a couple months back in the day and I bought it constantly. This is the first time I've had one in a year or two and it's as good as I remember. Bold flavor and bitterness but still manages to walk the line of drinkability.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is golden yellow that pours a thin head. Slight orange hues.

Smells of grapefruit, orange, and lemon zest.

Oh my hops! Definite grapefruit and orange zest, wonderfully hoppy.

Mouthfeel is hop bitterness with slight citrus and it is wonderful.

Overall one of my favorite IPAs

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

LOOK: Pours a light copper color with a white soapy froth that retains very well. Good clarity and impressive lacing on the pint glass.
SMELL: Grapefruit is heavy on the nose. A hint of biscuit and herb and floral. Mainly grapefruit. Toasted malt.
TASTE: Earthy and piney upfront with a rooty hop profile. Lemon zest and herb dial in strongly. Green tea and citrus. Pale malt backing.
FEEL: Medium bodied feel, high carbonation, with a dry grapefruit bite.
OVERALL: A delicious IPA with big grapefruit notes. Solid brew all in all.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,672 ratings.