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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

1,524 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,524
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 214
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-25-2013 05:59:12 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-02-2013 02:05:59 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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hopswap1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-11-2012 15:47:41 | More by hopswap1
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willjschmidt

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-21-2011 01:21:34 | More by willjschmidt
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.34/5  rDev -17.7%

Barely legible date on the bottle of 1/17/13. Here's hoping that's 'bottled on' and not 'enjoy by.'

Appearance: A nice bright orange and completely opaque. Poured a two finger marshmallowy off-white head that has dissipated some leaving nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet sugary barley notes as well has a somewhat dank hop aroma. Like a mixture of pine and earth with citrus/grass buried underneath it all.

Taste: Starts with a building bitterness that has moments of high intensity (120+ IBUs is actually believable here). Mostly a grassy hop flavor that leaves something to be desired. The sweetness from the aroma is nowhere to be found in the taste which really lacks the balance to rein those hops in. That being said, it's really not bad. At 6.9% ABV there is definitely some malt involved in the making of this brew but it is very hard to detect under the massive dose of bitterness. Slightly dry finish and a quinine-like bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium in body with average carbonation and good drinkability despite the hop coma it inflicts on your palate.

Final Thoughts: As a hop head I'm always looking for the most bitter and flavorful IPAs out there. Huma Lupa Licious delivers on the bitterness without a doubt. I wish I had a fresh bottle to find out if it has more hop flavor to give than the grassy character I experienced. Would I drink it again? I'm not seeking it out.

04-28-2013 22:10:44 | More by JamesMN
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Rborre321

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-20-2014 03:05:05 | More by Rborre321
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-24-2012 05:48:23 | More by Stockfan42
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Tracker83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2012 23:04:55 | More by Tracker83
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dipso123

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-27-2013 23:15:20 | More by dipso123
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-31-2014 01:44:17 | More by BeersAndBears
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jemarent

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-24-2013 23:22:45 | More by jemarent
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-21-2011 04:04:00 | More by Skye1024
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-16-2011 16:57:23 | More by johnhenryconway
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Ohiovania

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.1%

01-16-2012 23:48:27 | More by Ohiovania
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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2013 23:27:05 | More by atoulouk
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rwilde

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-21-2012 23:54:10 | More by rwilde
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-24-2013 18:15:53 | More by BEERschlitz
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2011 08:42:23 | More by ej285701
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DudMan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-03-2013 22:13:56 | More by DudMan
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77apm

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-06-2014 00:29:58 | More by 77apm
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robertjskelton

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-28-2014 18:52:50 | More by robertjskelton
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Bright orange pour. Smallish white head fades fairly quickly. Decent stickage.

Nice grapefruit/orange peel hoppy nose overpower the biscuity malt. Very pithy. I can tell this one's going to be pretty damn bitter. Bring it on.

Well, the malt character was faint in the nose, but it's essentially non-existent in the flavor. This bad boy is all hops, all the time. So, aside from the pith/peel from the grapefruit/orange, we've also got a big resinous finish. I'm no expert, but I have a hard time believing this is only 76 IBU. Regardless, it's good stuff. I'm not huge on overly bitter beers that lack flavor, but Huma-Lupa-Licious has plenty of tasty hop flavor to go along with the bracing bitterness.

Good bit of heft to the body. We're talking at least medium here, and I like that in my IPA's. The carbonation appears to be perfect. Hard to believe such a bitter beer could be so drinkable.

05-08-2010 02:21:29 | More by Gyle41386
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gopens44

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-17-2012 23:59:41 | More by gopens44
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-23-2014 13:23:18 | More by Chuffbomb
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%

A: Orange color which is inviting to the eye, and a good tan head. Slight lacing down glass.

S: Aromas of citrus and floral burst to the nose.

T: Bitter and inviting floral hops with slightly citrus background.

M: Great medium body, nice carbonation level.

D: Very smooth and drinkable, great with some aged sharp cheddar and wheat crackers.

03-06-2011 05:16:33 | More by nukem5
Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA from Short's Brewing Company
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