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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

1,419 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,419
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 200
Gots: 99 | 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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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great IPA here--pours a very pretty spun copper color with thick white head that laces nicely. Smell is largely citrus hops, but also some pine notes and caramel malt sneaks in there too. Taste has a strong kick of hop bitterness, with some big pine notes. Floral and citrus notes play a bit of a supporting role to the hop bill here. Nice pale and caramel malt too, though this one is definitely a hop monster when fresh. MF is medium bodied, dry on the finish, and a nice amount of carbonation keeps things moving. An easy drinking IPA, I might lump it in a group with Two-Hearted. Glad to try it!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 14:40:17 | More by LordAdmNelson
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minterro

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed at Kalamazoo beer exchange. Rating from notes.

A & S: hazy orange colored beer. Small off-white head. A bit of lacing. Strong grapefruit (my work collage says it smells like yellow/white grapefruit vs pink grapefruit), and floral hops scents.

T & M: mid taste is a piney hop explosion, it has a great kick. finish is semi dry and bitter. Not a lot going on as far as I can tell as far as malt profiles go. On the sweet side of the IPA. Not very complex, but its what I look for in IPA’s. Medium to full bodied, with medium carbonation. It has that great combo of smooth but crisp.

O: Overall a damn good beer. No huge problems with this one, and my favorite out of the Short’s beers I’ve tried thus far. To explain more about some of my rating selections, I’m only giving it a 4 for taste because I didn’t think it was well balanced. I look for this kind of beer to drink, however if I were rating without bias I would say that there are a few parts of this beer that don’t make it world class (balance and complexity). So that’s my reasoning behind the 4 instead of something higher.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2011 03:58:24 | More by minterro
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mcdsports

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-26-2012 01:43:16 | More by mcdsports
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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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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Scoot1969 for the bottle!

Poured into a Russian River tulip. Just over a finger of creamy white head. Slightly hazy, light, burnt-orange body. Leaves some nice lacing. Looks like a solid IPA.

Hoppy, resiny and piny with a bit of citrus in the aroma. Tangerine malt and a hint of grapefruit.

Pine-laden hops and light citrus on the tongue. Some sweet, resiny malts in the background. Good hop bitterness throughout. Well balanced between bitterness and maltiness upfront, but then finishes with a nice wave of hops.

Mouthfeel is essentially spot on for an IPA. Sticky, somewhat resiny, hop juice with a good serving of bitterness. ABV is unnoticeable. This is fairly crushable in terms of drinkability.

Overall, this is a really solid single IPA. Short's has a done a great job of packing a lot of flavor into this beer, and on top of that, it's highly drinkable. For a regular IPA I would definitely recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 01:51:50 | More by sisuspeed
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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Shorts Huma Lupa Licious IPA
on tap at the Holiday Inn in Alpina, MI

Appearance: amber-brown, medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: pinecone sweet hops and malty goodness.

Taste: lots of yummy hops and bitter grapefruit with a malty touch at the end.

Mouthfeel: medium and bitter.

Overall:
This is a good IPA. Loads of good fairly malty flavor. It is a must try for IPA fans.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2012 05:17:19 | More by megahurts4
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.
thanks to abanton for the opportunity.

pours a clear medium amber tone while yielding a finger, finger and a half of foamy off-white head. decent retention and lacing all over the place. pretty much nails what my expectations are for the appearance of an IPA.

fairly aromatic nose offers citric hops in abundance. secondary notes of pine and some florally characters with the hint of a sweet, malty backbone present in the background.

taste delivers on the nose, maybe even exceeds it. the citrus headlines the show with the pine and floral hoppiness and some biscuit-y malt rounding out the supporting case. fairly bitter. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, i'm digging this IPA a lot. very tasty. while i wouldn't necessarily put it up with the best of the best, i could see it earning a spot in my regular rotation... if only short's distributed to the boston area.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 05:40:08 | More by perrymarcus
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stoutman

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THIS BEER IS HUGE!!! LOVE IT! Tons of Hops, so beware if that’s not your bag. Lots going on with the variety of hops used along with the pine and citrus, so it kicks you in the teeth and makes you think at the same time. Tastes great in the bottle but if you see it on tap jump on it. One great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 01:55:37 | More by stoutman
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Roguer

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-10-2014 20:09:08 | More by Roguer
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, no visible bottling date, but there is a code on the bottom that I am unable to discern. My buddy just brought this back from MI, so I am assuming, one way or the other, that it's relatively fresh. Pours a really bright and hazy creamsicle orange with an equally bright white head. Head disappears pretty quickly, to almost nothing on the surface, but the lacing on the glass is decent, lots of little bubbles and interesting looking webbing.

Smells almost tart, with loads of malt and citrus up front, almost too much malt for my liking, but still good. It's super effing hoppy, for sure. I get a bit of sweetness as it warms up a bit. There's also some natural grassy/wheat aromas that become noticeable after a few minutes of warming up.

Taste is similar, very hoppy, very crisp, tart even, with malt dominating. Pine plays a small role, but overall I get a really hoppy pulpy malt/citrus flavor. I also get similar natural flavors of grass and wheat as well here. It's good, for sure.

Feels very crisp, but resinous as well. It's sharp and carbonated, biting and lingering. Basically what the label says: A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth, which is a bit overbearing, yet still enjoyable.

Overall this a very hoppy IPA with a huge malt presence. It's big, but at 6.something percent ABV, I could prob enjoy a few of these, but likely not much else.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 03:43:26 | More by rodlavers
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-12-2014 03:40:35 | More by Zonian1
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scoobybrew

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - slightly hazy (from bottle conditioning) copper color with a nice head and good retention, nice lacing as it drains

S - strong American hop aroma characterized by citrus and pine like scents, malt is noticed; yeast fruitiness blends well with hop aromas

T - rich malt and hop flavor profile from start to finish; moderately strong hop finish balances out the caramel flavors in the malt; yeast fruitiness present, but subdued compared to the hops and malt

M - medium to full body, moderate-to-high carbonation

D - This is quite an outstanding American IPA. It delivers all the great factors of the style in the right proportions that hit the spot - very enjoyable and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 22:59:23 | More by scoobybrew
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treyrab

California

4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big, Big thanks to Mike for sending this Short's beauty over to me. Split into two small snifters between jac5084 and I.

A: Pours a hazy, glowing orange with a small head. The small yielding head may have been due to my prudent pour. Nice orange, copper color though without too sticky of a head.

S: Unimaginably good. Tons of citrus blasting hops right in your face. Mostly citrus, though a touch of grass and pine creep in to let you see their presence. Nice mango, pineapple and orange coupled with a touch of caramel sweetness.

T: Wow, top 5 IPAs hands down. Tons of mango, pineapple and apricot with a touch of residual sweetness. Not overly bitter, but on the finish some pine and grass comes in to balance the sweet fruit flavors. The caramel sweetness on the finish is just right to balance out the hoppy bitterness throughout the beer.

M/D: Spot on. Nice, moderately low carbonation for a creamy feel. Not too sticky, but you can feel this enveloping your tastebuds the whole way.

Thanks again Mike, this was a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 12:24:00 | More by treyrab
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Lukafer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2014 06:46:36 | More by Lukafer
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a one finger head, that is a bright white, and sinks into a small layer. The body is a hazy, golden orange. Lacing is left in a foamy pattern.
S: A hop forward aroma, that has a nice complex aroma of citrus hops. Not too much on the malt side, but the hops make up for it.
T/M: A dry front, that is hoppy and great smooth, silky mouthfeel. The body shows a layered effect of different hops, a bit piny and some herbal notes. The finish has a prolonged effect and does release other hop notes.
D: Great all around flavors, that are key in an IPA. These flavors could make this a sessionable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 01:45:22 | More by GDBEERMAN
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pschul4

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-05-2012 18:56:31 | More by pschul4
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C2H5

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-15-2013 01:07:55 | More by C2H5
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2014 22:49:11 | More by drdiesel9483
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-26-2013 16:13:47 | More by harsley
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Magpie14

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: heavy orange with the addition of golden hues and a dash of burnt yellow bronze color. Bleach white foam is above average, as well as the lacing. Some large sheets of lace exist and are clinging to my glass, loaded and laced

S: soft biscuity malts with an intensely strong citrus edge. Fruity orange notes run amuck with whiffs of pineapple. Some spiciness is hidden at the back of each continued whiff. All in all this possess a mighty hop presence in the nose

T: imagine a car. In the trunk the contents are toasted pale malts, caramel, some nuttiness, and maybe a sugar cookie. The passengers are all hops (oranges, pines, and grapefruits) while the car is fueled by oily alpha sticky goodness. Overall this is a potent hop vehicle. Continually bitter and snappy, a near tongue destroyer. Leave it to Short's to produce something so tasty and raw

M: medium body and ample bubbles proved perfect support for the wonderful palate of flavors. This is quickly turning into one of my all time favorite IPAs

D: simply wonderful

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2010 18:28:03 | More by Magpie14
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2013 21:57:49 | More by dcbeers
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-19-2013 00:44:05 | More by DruRho
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-21-2014 00:14:11 | More by bccrosley
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-14-2014 18:38:45 | More by Flabbyjandro
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-17-2013 06:30:16 | More by ChrisKayler
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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