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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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1,507 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 212
Gots: 130 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-08-2014 02:12:28 | More by jemmihazeman
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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

08-15-2014 08:17:16 | More by Dustinjchapman
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3.52/5  rDev -13.3%

08-13-2014 23:53:30 | More by IndianaAndy25
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-26-2012 20:23:24 | More by onespartan
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-05-2014 22:54:59 | More by sholbert
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2013 18:36:37 | More by ryry887
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3.98/5  rDev -2%

Huma is from Shorts Brewery in Bellaire.

The best way to describe this beer is... Hops on Hops on Hops! The pour is a cloudy dark gold, and smells strongly of pine needles. Huma is a strong IPA, and deservedly is one of the best IPAs in the State of Michigan. The head lasts for a decent amount of time, and the finish is crisp and sharp. It is extremely bitter, but has a citrusy after taste. Huma Lupa is advertised as having a good balance with the malt, which I did not think at first, but upon second tasting it is a very well balanced IPA.

drinkability: As with most IPAs excluding sessions, I do not think I could drink more than two of these beers without a spinning head and burned out tongue. A great beer, in small quantities.

ABC 7.7%
96 IBU

04-29-2014 23:38:48 | More by MBbeerking14


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-31-2012 00:12:08 | More by BRUKOWSKI
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-21-2013 20:35:14 | More by syntax
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-18-2014 00:16:21 | More by hopsandmalt
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

01-26-2012 11:50:29 | More by erric
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-04-2013 02:50:30 | More by tonyseleski
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3.3/5  rDev -18.7%

Pours a nice golden color, beautiful for an IPA. Not much topper - maybe a finger's worth of foam. Leaves a light lacing as I drink.

Smell is slightly above average for an IPA. What everyone else is saying is true: citrus fruits, maybe some hints of tropical fruits like pineapple or starfruit.

Hits first with the fruit, then with the bitter. A malty backbone fools you at first - you think this beer will finish smooth and malty. But THEN the bitterness wallops once again. Fantastic hopiness for an IPA, so all you hopheads out there will like if not love Huma. It may be slightly TOO bitter and too little complex for my tastes.

Carbonation level is too high.

Overall, a nice, sessionable IPA, though if you're not a fan of hoppy bitterness, you will not be able to sip on more than one of these in a row.

09-03-2012 18:12:35 | More by BigTuna
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4.64/5  rDev +14.3%

Huma-Lupa-Licious is an IPA beer. This beer has alot of Hops in it.

7.7 % ABV
Dark golden yellow color
Smell: Fruity with the hops smell to it.
Taste: Hops with fruity taste
It is a smooth IPA beer
Overall a great IPA. If you like hoppy beer, than you will enjoy this beer!

Served on Tap

04-26-2014 19:54:15 | More by balcomjo7
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-03-2014 00:50:33 | More by Sgtfink
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-22-2014 01:21:30 | More by lmoberle
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4.97/5  rDev +22.4%

Here is another great reason to be in Michigan. This American IPA is one of the best and will challenge anything else I drink. The hops of this ale challenges the palate with strong full flavored herbal and citrus notes and becomes more complex and delicious with each drink. The aroma lingers in the mouth and nose and makes you want to drink more to see how the taste continues to deliver. Before this I believed the west coast was the only place that made exceptional APAs now I'm proud that this is made in my back yard. It will be hard to order anything else. Enjoy.

12-30-2010 01:23:59 | More by jahilgen
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4.1/5  rDev +1%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: pours a cloudy copper with an inch of head that dissipates quickly. Ambit of lacing on the top. Nice.

Smell: Hops and grapefruit are present on the nose.

Taste: if it were sweeter and had a higher ABV you think you were drinking an imperial IPA. Lots of west coast hops that last long past the swallow. Decent mouthfeel. This went down well with a couple of brauts.

Overall: i would have rated it higher if I liked hops more.

07-27-2011 02:33:26 | More by qua17
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-24-2012 14:34:41 | More by GuernzWeed
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

01-02-2014 02:05:09 | More by EDiamond
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4.7/5  rDev +15.8%

12oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Pours a light orange. Nice 1.5" head with good retention and a lot of lacing.

S: Citrus, pineapple, carmel malt.

T: Smacks of citrus/pineapple at first sip, but more complex than that, nice spiciness at back end...I swear I get radish flavor for a second, long lasting finish. Nicely balanced by the malt flavor.

M: Body is medium with good carbonation. Good lingering bitterness with slight alch warming.

D: Great IPA, drinks very well in warm weather, right up there with the other great MI IPAs.

08-21-2009 12:38:24 | More by MasonBeerMan
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4.1/5  rDev +1%

12 oz. bottle from Woodchopper. pours a cloudy orange/amber with a lasting frothy white head. aroma is a nice mix of pine and grapefruit. flavor is pleasantly bitter with loads of pine, orange and grapefruit zest and an interesting sweet caramel backbone. medium to full bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. this is damn tasty! I need to find more.

11-30-2011 23:06:31 | More by barleyPops
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-07-2012 23:30:57 | More by GeoffK
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4.61/5  rDev +13.5%

I love IPA's and this one is truly among the best I have ever tried. The entire experience consuming this wonderful IPA fulfilled all of my expectations. I'm sorry I have not sampled it before now.
This IPA has a crisp and clean mouth feel enhanced by the flowery notes of the hops. The aromatics from the unique hops used in this IPA satisfy from start to finish as the brew travels across your pallet. Huma-Lupa-Licious hits the IPA sweet spot with a perfect malt canvas to facilitate a wonderful hoppy experience.
This brew is an instant favorite for me to revisit frequently. Also, another Michigan quality brew.

05-30-2014 12:10:37 | More by William_B
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-01-2014 22:57:45 | More by jt354
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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