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

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1,688 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,688
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 219
Gots: 192 | 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:
Beer added by: arizcards on 06-13-2004

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
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Photo of HarrySTruman
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours bronze/amber and cloudy. Small white head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is minimal.

Smells of hops, slight smell of malt. Piney, not so much citrus, but a typical IPA smell.

Tastes slightly more bitter than most IPA's, but the balace is just about right. Certainly a "hopmonster". Slight taste of malts and sweet citrus flavor, but more bitter than anything. The flavor was bold and complex.

Finishes pretty dry, but it drinks easy.

This is a bitter IPA that is just above average imo.

Photo of Cody_Mac
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rka758
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into SA perfect pint glass.
~$12/6-pack at Whole Foods in DC
Bottled 5/16/11

A: Pours a deep, almost burnt colored amber. Frothy head which quickly dissipates.
S: Almost like a sweet nectar aroma.
T: I think I may be eating hop cones. This is serious stuff and for a single IPA it's pretty remarkable what they've been able to do with the taste.
M: Thick.
D: I like this. I've heard a lot about this beer and I'm very happy to have had the opportunity to have a few. While it's not my favorite IPA, I think that it is a stand-up beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Borgs
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of jdb288
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from trade. Amber pour with white head. Aroma is pungent pine, citrus. Taste is nice balance of traditional hop flavors - resin, orange, grapefruit. Malt helps to balance the sweetness. Lingering bitter finish.

One of the better Shorts offerings in my opinion. I look forward to this one every year.

Photo of nsiergiej
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ribby
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank on tap at Rose's, did not see the pour. The head faded to a thin lacy layer of white. Color is a nice light brown, almost clear. The aroma and taste are heavy on floral hops, as one might expect from an IPA, and they are very good hops, not overly bitter. There is enough malt to balance the hops. I have been impressed by other Short's, and this keeps the winning streak going.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.