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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

1,507 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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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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Giggy

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

BAM!

If you are a hop lover, this beer has to be on the top of your list.

A: Clear copper beer with an off-white head

S: Fresh evergreens and grapefruits

T: Sweet caramel and yeasty breads, bitter hops, and dry malts

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, zing on the tastebuds

D: Flavor wants you to drink more but they are filling

02-18-2011 00:58:50 | More by Giggy
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.5%

On-tap at the HopCat in Grand Rapids.

Slighty hazy orange-tinged copper, with a one finger head that sticks around for a long time. The lase is nice and sticky as you would expect from a good IPA.

Smell; initially citrus dominates with grapefruit and a little lemon zest. After this warms a bit the hops become a little more floral and earthy, with a little pine and hay.

Taste; spicy earthy hops, with some pine, dried grass, almost tea like. Grapefruit and lemon add a nice citrus flavor, and then a little sweet caramel malts creep through for a second before being overcome by the hops.

Mouthfeel/drinkability; mouthfeel is medium bodied, and oily due to the hops. Drinkability is good. The beer is pretty drying on the palate, to the point that it may become a bit hard to drink more than one. Good thing there were so many good beers to choose from.

08-18-2008 01:36:20 | More by RedHaze
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-30-2013 10:57:33 | More by GuttaMane138
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proc

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours out to a brownish-copper in the glass with a good-sized head. The aroma is that of citrus and pine. The taste is delicious. Grapefruit, pine and hops are definetely present, but are backed up nicely by the malt. It seems to have a very complex malt character, which is nice for an IPA to balance against the hops. Not as complex as Town Hall's Mama Masala, but still outstanding.

11-01-2004 14:12:49 | More by proc
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Illuminated tangerine body sits in tulip with a healthy dose of haze. Strong pour results in a strong three finger bone white head. Head slowly winds itself in leaving a plentiful amount of moth eaten lace.

Aroma brings juicy citrus hops and biscuity malt together in a glorious display. Grapefruit heavy hops stand tall with a subtle pine aroma to add to the complexity promised on the label. Malt is shows slight toasted character. Certainly hop forward but carries enough balance to be universally pleasing.

Even slightly less than fresh Huma provides a strong bitter bite. Pithy citric bitterness is accompanied by a sharp piny bite. Malt base lays low and lets the hop profile take center stage. Biscuit flavor is noticed but in a very complementary role. While not the freshest bottle the hops are still holding strong. While certainly still with in the acceptable time frame to enjoy, I enjoy Huma has a decent sized window before substantial drop off occurs.

Medium bodied with medium plus carbonation leaving a slight creaminess to the texture. Finish is just less then dry.

Michigan can add another IPA to its list in which are able to contend with anyone. The Third Coast can certainly compete with anything the West Coast can offer. If I had to choose between local IPA's Huma falls just shy of Two Hearted. Tremendously drinkable, could certainly go back for more. Another excellent beer from Joe & company.

01-20-2010 00:39:00 | More by kzoobrew
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Gtg642

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-19-2011 03:24:37 | More by Gtg642
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

Glows with various amber hues and a lacey white head.

Rich malt-hop dichotomy in the nose. Juicy fruits, minty pine, caramel, spicy flowers.

Impeccably balanced taste that instantly beckons for another drink. Chewy cheescake-like malts, florals mixed with stone fruits. The finish is gently bitter with spice. Enjoyable and delicious. Recommended fo sho.

04-30-2010 03:36:39 | More by brownbeer
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WakeandBake

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%

Draft @ Brew HaHa. A hazy copper/orange with a medium sudsy white head.Big grapefruit,orange zest aroma,some pine and floral notes too.Flavor is very fresh and crisp,bitter up front with a rye/pale sort of malt in the middle and bitter at the end,peppery,orangy. Nice lacing left down the glass.Very good all around,very flavorful and enjoyable.

01-20-2009 21:54:05 | More by WakeandBake
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denimdemon

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-30-2013 03:03:32 | More by denimdemon
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Bwagner1122

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2014 04:13:21 | More by Bwagner1122
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-02-2013 22:54:17 | More by mjw1200
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%

A- pours a pale slight amber with big head and a good amount of lacing.

S- nice and hoppy. tart sweetness, grapefruit and other citrus up in there.

T- medium bitterness up front that had a nice citrus taste. sweetness is twisted through each sip right before a medium piney finish

M- i have very little carbonation in this one. goes down very smooth. relatively light feeling id say

D- very drinkably. nicely balanced bitterness and sweetness thats easy to drink.

03-12-2011 00:28:08 | More by Gushue3
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%

03-01-2013 00:33:49 | More by KC9LDB
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev -2%

Thanks to ncketchum for the bottle. I poured this one into a CBS snifter. It was served slightly chilled.

A) Hazy orange brew with virtually no head. Perhaps I could have been more assertive with the pour. A little spotty lacing on the snifter.

S) Tropical fruits, light pine, and just a little alcohol. This was a nice aroma...

T) Ripe pineapple, citrus zest, bready/malty sweetness, a little alcohol warmth, finishes with a little orange rind.

M) Solid medium body with a fair amount of carbonation. This was quite smooth. The rind and alcohol cling a bit, but it works.

O) Enjoyable... Easily my favorite Short's offering, at least from what I've been able to try thus far. I have no reservations about recommending this brew.

09-30-2012 18:20:22 | More by RoamingGnome
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-18-2012 06:03:45 | More by Beezee
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

08-16-2013 00:15:04 | More by Ri0
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sendsilk

Florida

2.73/5  rDev -32.8%

I was really excited to try this beer as I always am with Shorts. Or as I like to call them, the brewery that makes some really weird-ass-hit-or-miss-push-the-envelope brews.

This one was a total miss for me. Seriously, nothing redeeming in it at all. I'm hoping I just got an old bottle because reading the recent reviews, this isn't the same shit I'm drinking. Even the PB&J which was extremely tart and sour, I could find some good qualities in it.

Time really makes quite a difference in an IPA to me. It can take a great beer and just add syrupy fecal notes to it. Hopefully I'll get another *fresh* bottle of this and re-review from that.

06-05-2011 03:49:51 | More by sendsilk
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours a nice yellow/orange color w a nice two finger head. Good carbonation and lacing on this beer. Nose is that of malt, hops, grapefruit and maybe a little orange. Taste is good- almost really good. Very bitter, and continues to shred your taste buds the more it warms up. Very good example of the style. Feel is medium bodied, and definitely has a bite to it. Overall, this is definitely one to pick up if you can find it- I enjoyed it.

09-07-2011 17:00:19 | More by jayhawk73
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-23-2011 01:33:30 | More by mmcnaughton
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%

Many thanks to crazynelson for the extra!

Poured from bottle into a pint glass, showing a finger of foamy head -- IPAs seem to have the most attractive head. Golden oragnge with just a little copper, a few strands of tiny rising bubbles. A nice looking beer. Leaves some impressive lacing.

The smell hits me with grapefruit first, then mixes with a sweet graham cracker-y malt presence. The taste is much more dominated by a strong bitterness that hits the salivary glands, as well as a little bit of a peppery taste toward the back of the tongue. This is a hoppy, bitter mother! That graham cracker note in the smell is nowhere to be found here. Maybe as it warms a little...

Mouthfeel is intense in a few spots, but it doesn't coat the mouth like some IPAs. Don't know if I'd want more than one. Not bad, but I just find it so out of balance with hops that I doubt I'd seek this one out.

04-14-2009 21:57:52 | More by OneDropSoup
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.06/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: a orange with yellowish hues. pretty hazy. a small white head that fades fairly slowly

Smell: strong grapefruit bitterness. fairly strong sweet and bitter contrast

Taste: again with the strong grapefruit. quite bitter, but fairly juicy.

Mouthfeel: very bitter and sticky. the juiciness falls away

Overall: a good juicy hop ipa. not the most refreshing ipa but has a good lasting taste

06-19-2013 04:05:29 | More by SportsandJorts
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-17-2011 07:01:09 | More by adamant1912
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

07-29-2013 01:32:02 | More by mwbrady12
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

01-16-2014 13:10:44 | More by anticipation23
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -14.3%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a peachy golden yellow color with an off-white, soapy head. The nose is definitely hoppy yet has a strong malty biscuit presence also. The flavor is similar with the hops being quite bitter and the malt coming out more like victory malt (not a fan). Decent flavor but lingering bitterness that doesn't help the beer. Mouthfeel is a light medium body with minimal carbonation. Overall a decent beer but probably wouldn't go for it again due to the undesirable taste; there are much better AIPAs out there.

It is worth noting that this bottle was not fresh, the hop presence may have faded some but the bitterness had not. I also recall it being astringent when first starting the six pack.

05-23-2011 03:01:34 | More by gmfessen
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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