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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

1,642 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,642
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%

tommy5, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

nkeckhar, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mjpolzin, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mc4z, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

JonBrand, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

beerhast, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

davemathews68, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

marcngin, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Paul_Apsley, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

waston, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

JoshuaWagy, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Drs3, Aug 20, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass

A: A golden copper color and a touch hazy. Pours to 1-2 fingers of thick head settling to a frothy collar and leaving behind a good amount of lacing.

S: First notes are of sweet malt (the nose has a big malt character); next are those wonderful American bittering hops (spicy and floral) with a bit of fruit in the background but not much.

T: Again, the initial flavor is dominated by malt, sweet and caramel, followed closely by a big punch of spicy and floral bitter hops with a bit of pine. The finish is very long and very, very dry. For my taste, there was too much emphasis on the hop profile and as one nears the end of the beer, my palate is feeling beat-up from hops.

M: Medium body and carbonation; full, creamy, round.

O: Nice malt character in the nose and taste but the finish is overly bitter, to the point of biting and ultimately pulls the beer out of balance. Some see this as a positive and to you hop-heads I say, this Huma’s for you!!

mtomlins, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

fgilbert2, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MgoJohnStamos, Aug 18, 2013
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6thstreetbrewpub, Aug 17, 2013
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elevatedgreens, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

sblanton83, Aug 17, 2013
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drbenderdo, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ranokmai, Aug 16, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into snifter

A - Hazy light copper orange with a 1.5 finger white head. Minimal retention and a few spots of lacing.

S - Bitter pine hops with floral and earthy hops. Hints of citrus can be found, but they take a back seat to the pine. I get some light bready malt.

T - Starts off with a punch of oily, piney, bitter hops. Buried under all those hops are notes of citrus, earthy, and light bready malts. Finish is, surprise, bitter.

M - Slick and oily with a medium body. Carbonation is light. Bitter lingers for some time on teh palate.

O - A bitter, piney, hopped up IPA. Good, but not unique.

Ri0, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Kam, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MSandahl23, Aug 12, 2013
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,642 ratings.