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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

1,527 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,527
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 213
Gots: 134 | 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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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

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!

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

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Louisiana

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

02-01-2012 05:40:08 | More by perrymarcus
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-27-2013 00:52:03 | More by ethanmc12
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richj1970

Alabama

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%

Poured on draft in Detroit airport.

A: Golden honey yellow with two finger white head and average lacing.

S: Grapefruit, pine, and a touch of honey.

T: Bitter hops mixed with some citrus and malt sweetness.

M: Medium body leaving some oily hop resin. Crisp dry finish.

O: Very good IPA, very much hop forward. I'm not sure this was the freshest keg, and would like to find a good fresh bottle.

06-13-2014 17:43:13 | More by richj1970
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clay23

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-22-2013 03:14:36 | More by clay23
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Mphis

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-13-2014 03:17:55 | More by Mphis
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scoobybrew

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

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

California

4.47/5  rDev +10.1%

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!

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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C2H5

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-15-2013 01:07:55 | More by C2H5
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Rons35

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-19-2013 22:47:54 | More by Rons35
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -2%

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.

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

Belgium

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

12 oz bottel poured into my tulip glass

raw honey-like orange and golden copper coloured body with a dense light tan head and a nice set of bubbles rising from the bottom - very good looking IPA!

Aroma of very strong, cascade and grapefruity hops, very nice - and a huge dose of pineapple, some yeast and a good set of malt - very nice again. Medium-bodied; Sharp biting hoppiness up front with a good piney and grapefruit taste, coupled with a good malt backbone, a nice apricot and pineapple sweetness and a nice balanced, yet obviously hoppy/ bitter finish. Aftertaste shows a lot of dryness from the hops, some sweetness and a good balance with a minor hint of alcohol. Overall, a very nice balanced IPA with plenty of hops, a complex flavour and a very nice amount of sweetness up front!
This is à very good IPA !

02-06-2011 20:57:50 | More by beerpirates
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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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RaulMondesi

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Well alright...Raul is diggin' this one quite well. Beginning thoughts are that it's gorgeous; like, it has the "pregnant glow" of a Victorias's Secret Angel. With that, are tropical layers of aroma and taste like Mozart on a Tahitian cruise, and it is balanced nice and well like Verde plucking malts in Malta. It isn't the most complex, and the main man would like a lil more bite at the end - we kind of have a two year old teething here - but Raul is into it well enough.

Hello, Michigan, welcome to the party.

12-27-2013 00:23:15 | More by RaulMondesi
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-03-2013 01:01:42 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-29-2013 22:11:59 | More by Moses_Malone
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Magpie14

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-09-2013 01:28:50 | More by olafphysics
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-09-2013 18:50:55 | More by Schmuckles
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-19-2013 00:44:05 | More by DruRho
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timmy2b

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

From a bottle into a pint glass. pours a little cloudy with a small head. The color is very orange. Smell is of citrus with a little bit of toasted malt. Taste is citrus up front, with a light pine touch. The toasted malt takes this one over as I get through the pint. Citrus has hints of lemon, grapefruit and something else I cannot put my finger on. The toasted malt taste is pretty strong after the first half of the glass. Very light and easy to drink with only a little aftertaste of the malt with a light amount of pine that does not last long.. Easier and a little smoother as it warmed in the glass. Decent IPA, I would like to try it on draft to see if more of the citrus flavor comes out in front of the toasted malt.

11-28-2013 18:20:20 | More by timmy2b
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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