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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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1,509 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,509
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 212
Gots: 131 | 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:
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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Photo of hoppymeal


4.47/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

09-29-2006 02:19:20 | More by hoppymeal
Photo of webmanspidey


4.33/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

02-24-2009 03:56:25 | More by webmanspidey
Photo of ferrari29


4.63/5  rDev +14%

Beer poured from bottle into Pint shaped glass

A - Body of the beer is a nice dark golden color; translucent; very, very active with bubbles; fantastic thick and solid white two finger rocky colored head formed; dissipated evenly and slowly and left behind a nice layer of sticky lacing on the glass

S - Nice citrus and pine hop blast to the nose; leaves a little bit of malt in the back of the smell, but my nose is still trying to get over the hop notes that hit it; some roasted and chocolaty malt scents; great scents

T - Wow! Hop bitterness all-around; I didn't even put the beer down and my mouth is screaming for something sweet; some nut - hazelnut is mixed in there; I also can't help but notice a slight taste of roasted malt or chocolate on the tongue and sides of the mouth

M - Retro-olfaction radiates bitter aftertaste and bitter mucus; frothy but very solid and well-built; nut flavors are also in the aftertaste

D - I really, really liked this beer; if you're a fan of IPA's, there is no reason why this isn't in your collection; great scents and a smooth, but harsh, hop flavor; packed with citrus pine notes that make your mouth crave for more hop flavored beer

06-17-2011 04:23:06 | More by ferrari29
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-25-2012 09:34:34 | More by zenithberwyn
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-30-2013 23:03:23 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-25-2012 19:34:40 | More by tpauer
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-24-2013 20:36:01 | More by BostonPhilly
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-12-2014 03:40:35 | More by Zonian1
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2014 22:49:11 | More by drdiesel9483
Photo of jmich24


4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A: Two finger head. Cloudy dark orange. Outstanding lacing.
S: Holy Hops! Very Strong smell of Grapefruit and Pine. Faint sweetness.
T: Starts sweet with grapefruit coming on strong. Finishes dry with a very long lingering bitterness (hoppy resin).
M: Smooth and Creamy. Overwhelming bitterness on the back of the tongue (in a good way).
D: Great the lingering bitterness makes you keep going in for another drink. Solid IPA.

Most definatly in my Top Five IPA's. Will be in my IPA purchase rotation for the future. Amazing when fresh.

04-18-2010 03:16:31 | More by jmich24
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-02-2013 19:07:13 | More by alelover
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-23-2013 00:15:19 | More by davemathews68
Photo of NittanyBeerFan


4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a cloudy coppery and orange-brownish color. I get a nice half inch of thick fluffy head. The foam starts to lace immediately as it begins to dissipate. As I drink, rings of foam are left on the back of the glass, with spotty foam spots on the front.

Smell is largely of floral hops, but I can smell some piney and citrus hop notes in there too. I can make out the sweet malt backbone, and the hop bitterness.

The taste is far less bitter than I expected. Just like the bottle says, this beer is a theme park of malts and hops swirling around in your mouth. The malts mix very nicely with the hops, mainly sweet with the hop flavor. Touches of caramel infuse in the mouth towards the end.

Sitcky malt sweetness sticks with you. The beer is pretty fizzy, with a medium texture. I think the laser etching in the bottom of my Duvel tulip helps retain some of the carbonation. The beer is really balanced, with a lot of character.

07-19-2009 21:52:21 | More by NittanyBeerFan
Photo of EricCioe


4.1/5  rDev +1%

This pours a very hazy orange with a frothy white two finger head that has decent retention and leaving light lace. On the nose there is a huge dose of pine resin after a swirl that really comes out after some agitation. Perhaps the most resinous IPA I've yet had, with the usual citric suspects hanging deeper in the mix. In the mouth the resin and orange ride atop a dry biscuit malt, with the pine flavor being absolutely gigantic, almost too big, but not quite. Later on in a long finish the orange burns through the resin a bit and leaves a nice combination of the two to linger on for a while. I like this beer a good deal, as the nose is pretty unreal and the flavor is just this side of too much.

04-19-2011 02:22:14 | More by EricCioe
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-21-2013 05:43:14 | More by Envelopes
Photo of Pellinore1


3.98/5  rDev -2%

Thanks to kdub87 for sending this bottle.

Pours light orange into a pint glass, with just a touch of haze, and produces two fingers of fluffy white head.

Bright, citrus hops, and just a hint of bread. This smells very nice, clean and direct.

The flavor, like the smell, is all about the hops. This beer opens bitter, has some bitterness in the middle, and finishes the same. Enough malt shines through to assure that it's there, but only just.

Medium bodied with some pleasant carbonation, this is nice on the tongue and quite drinkable.

01-23-2011 01:52:54 | More by Pellinore1
Photo of beachbum1975


4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

Thanks go out to newtonty to sharing this beer with me. 12 ounce brown bottle with a freshness chart, but not stamped correctly.

Pours a slightly cloudy, orangey to dark brass with a light tan, creamy ¾ inch head. Lacing is great, leaving thick webbing around the edges of my imperial pint. The remaining head settles to a 1/16 inch fizz on top.

Smells of pineapple, grapefruit and citrus hops. Light, caramel hops are in the nose, as well.

Medium to thick bodied and waxy on the tongue. Hops are scathing and assaulting on the tongue for the first few seconds - nice... After the rush of spicy, poignant hops, it mellows with a nice wave of semi-sweet malts.

Very drinkable, try this one!

05-02-2009 20:37:48 | More by beachbum1975
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

07-16-2014 03:06:56 | More by Alpar
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-31-2013 07:07:01 | More by martyl1000
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-26-2012 01:43:16 | More by mcdsports
Photo of minterro


4.1/5  rDev +1%

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.

08-10-2011 03:58:24 | More by minterro
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-26-2013 16:13:47 | More by harsley
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3.95/5  rDev -2.7%

Huma Lupa is an amber color with a moderate white head that dissipates to a collar. The aroma is grapefruit citrus. The taste is like licking the grapefruit skin, very bitter. If there is malt in there, I can't find it. The feel is medium bodied with sufficient carbonation. drinkability is good.

I'm fine with the bitterness, it's good, but there are a lot of better beers. And, to be honest, I like my beer a little more balanced (i.e. sweeter).

12-15-2009 06:15:02 | More by kegger22
Photo of larryarms847


4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

Appearance is golden yellow that pours a thin head. Slight orange hues.

Smells of grapefruit, orange, and lemon zest.

Oh my hops! Definite grapefruit and orange zest, wonderfully hoppy.

Mouthfeel is hop bitterness with slight citrus and it is wonderful.

Overall one of my favorite IPAs

10-13-2013 20:53:38 | More by larryarms847
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-08-2014 03:48:54 | More by mpenning13
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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