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Short's Bourbon Huma - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Bourbon Huma
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 07-25-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a pint glass on 10-18-2012

When served, a nice half inch of creamy, white head balances atop a rich, golden hued basin of brew. It looks magnificent. A small amount of lacing is visible due to the small amount of head.

I'll admit, I have the remnants of a cold but the aroma here is still strong, of sour berry and sweet cream. I sense a tad of dryhop, to be expected--as this is Huma--but in contrast to the original beer, the hop character on the nose takes a backseat to a nice fruity tone; unexpected and enjoyable.

This beer tastes great. Definitely not overbearing as other bourbon barreled brews can be at times. The dryhop bite that HUMA is known for is toned down a bit, but moreso blended in with flavors of butterscotch, vanilla and a slight marshmallow/mint flavor which I believe to be the combination of hops and sweetness from careful aging. I can say that compared to other barreled beers, this stands alone for an IPA.

On the sip, the beer is very similar to the original, not mellowing too much from a nice nap on wood. As the original is somewhere between 6-7%, the bourbon barreling acts as a nice compliment to the flavor without changing the texture. It doesn't seem to be any more syrupy than its original counterpart, which is nice.

Overall this is a great beer. I remember the first time I had it, I had a pint at the pub and immediately got a growler, which was wonderful, even 4 days after I cracked it. A year later, this is still the great beer I have sought after and will continue to do so for as long as Short's continues making it. They seem to have the barreling process down for not going overboard on how many beers they barrel. Anyone who bashes this beer is basing it on their elitist pride. This beer is as balanced as a bourbon-ed beer gets, and may be the easiest drinking barrel aged beer I've had. It's a great beer that I would recommend to anyone, novice or pro, as far as tasting goes.

Fanhitter, Oct 19, 2012
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Had this a couple different times and I'm a fan. It starts like a fresh IPA and segues nicely into a smooth, soft aged beer; interesting. So many barreled beers have that unmistakable mellowed character from sitting in a cellar for however long, but this is a classic mullet. Crisp up front, long and smooth in the back, dipped in bourbon. The vanilla and oak at the tail end of the drink leave a nice aftertaste, making drinking a breeze. Can't hate on the price either, I think it was $4.50 or something for a tulip at Hopcat when they had it.

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Short's Bourbon Huma from Short's Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.