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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

1,559 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,559
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 212
Gots: 142 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,559 | Reviews: 629 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kzoobrew
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"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.

kzoobrew, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of brownbeer
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

brownbeer, Apr 30, 2010
Photo of WakeandBake
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WakeandBake, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of denimdemon
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

denimdemon, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +23.2%

KC9LDB, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of adamant1912
4/5  rDev -1.5%

adamant1912, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Beezee, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Gushue3
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Gushue3, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of Oidmoe
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Oidmoe, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of jayhawk73
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

jayhawk73, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of target88
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

target88, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of mmcnaughton
4/5  rDev -1.5%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of alelover
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

alelover, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of OneDropSoup
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

OneDropSoup, Apr 14, 2009
Photo of Mphis
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Mphis, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of tpauer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

tpauer, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

teamwiggum, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of mwbrady12
2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of BostonPhilly
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of anticipation23
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

anticipation23, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of gmfessen
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

gmfessen, May 23, 2011
Photo of webmanspidey
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor.

Copper orange with a floral hoppy aroma and taste. Citrus and grapefruit flavors as well. A good balance as this is not overly bitter but very smooth and drinkable. Could qualify as a session beer. A very decent IPA.

webmanspidey, Feb 24, 2009
Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

zenithberwyn, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of martyl1000
4/5  rDev -1.5%

martyl1000, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of hoppymeal
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky peach color with a small white head. Aroma is a nice citrusy hoppiness with some tangerines and grapefruits, malt backbone combines to include a sweet peach aroma. Flavor is big citrus esp tangerine with some grapefruit. Peach also comes thru but lighter in the taste than in the aroma. Big size bitterness in the finish with some pepperiness and decent amt of dryness. This beer is big for the style, alcohol isn't too over the top, but hop aromas and taste are big and bold and the bitterness is on the same level as some dipa's. Great beer that can fortunately be had locally, hopefully Short's other beers will see larger distribution in the future.

hoppymeal, Sep 29, 2006
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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