Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale AleShort's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale
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Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale AleShort's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

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.

70 IBU

Added by arizcards on 06-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,888
Reviews:
735
Ratings:
2,285
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
469
Trade:
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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRFounder
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from undated 12 oz. bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a hazy, golden-orange color with a half finger of foamy, bright-white head and lots of soapy lacing. Its smell is mostly sweet malt, caramel, pine needles, and fragrant hops. There is only a faint whiff of citrus. This IPA is one the sweet side with an opening of caramel malt followed by a strong dose of bitter, biting, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, and Palisade hops that leave a strongly bitter after taste. There's not a lot of thrills; just the malt and hops with notes of pine needles and just a hint of citrus rind. The flavors work well together. This ale has a medium body with a pleasant level of carbonation, and the 7.7% ABV gives it a nice pop. Overall, for Short's "flagship" IPA, Huma Lupa Licious is well-crafted and works at all levels. If you enjoy an IPA that lets the malt and hops battle it out for supremacy without trendy adjuncts, then you'll enjoy this!

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersampler6
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Delicious IPA from a great local brewery, enjoyed on tap. Nice golden color with some fluffy white head that slowly dissipated, and some great lingering lacing. Smells of citrus hops and a little floral hops. Tastes of great citrus rind hops, less potent herbal and floral hops, and then some grain, biscuit and a great malt backbone. Very nice and smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel, great carbonation. Just a trace of bitterness on the aftertaste, very pleasant feel. Outstanding beer from a solid brewery.

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2.81/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a lightly hazed amber with a two finger creamy white head. The head leaves tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is grapefruit rind and caramel malts.

T - The taste is orange peel, grapefruit, caramel malts and stong piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice soft finish.

O - A very solid west coat inspired ipa. Short's flagship beer for a reason. Very nice.

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Photo of redsoxjim
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tommypickles
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not all of what it’s cracked up to be. Smooth piney taste, but not much more than that hitting me

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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HouseofAleRepute
3.26/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Didn't get the theme park, it was more of a hike through a pine forest while drinking a can of grapefruit juice after chewing an aspirin. Pp

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3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.89/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorites

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,285 ratings