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

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1,643 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,643
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 214
Gots: 160 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mobilarz85, Sep 13, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Cheers to Spartan13 for this excellent extra!

A: Pours a hazy copper color. A semi-vigorous pour yields an initial finger-and-a-half of bone-white, frothy head, which subsides fairly quickly to a stubborn sudsy collar. Spotty but strongly retentive lacing. Light amounts of visible carbonation.

S: ...not what I was expecting at first, to be honest. The initial nose is quite malty--bready sweetness, caramel, even a touch of honey. This malty character is quickly eclipsed, however, by the expected wave of citric hop assault: bitter orange, grapefruit, and POWERFUL pine. Spicy hop flavors rear their head as well. Some sweeter notes display themselves alongside the bitter citrus and spice, but they are very subdued.

T: Powerfully hoppy. As many others have noted, bitter piney hops are the star, with lighter notes of grapefruit and lemon accompanying the piney hop assault. The middle of the mouthful offers the slightest touch of bready malt for balance before the finish brings the pine center-stage again. The piney bitterness lingers long after the beer itself is gone.

M: Medium-bodied, oily and resinous. A pleasant level of carbonation prevents this beer from becoming tongue-coatingly slick.

O: The hoppiest and bitterest beer I've had to date, for sure. A bit one-dimensional on the surface, perhaps, but notes other than the initial pine pungency ARE there, and they greatly enhance the character of this beer when they can be found beneath the assault of bitter pine. As noted, the nose is also fairly unique among IPAs that I've consumed. A very solid beer, and definitely a must-try for hardcore hopheads.

Ljudsignal, Sep 12, 2013
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Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,643 ratings.