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
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:
#6,126
Reviews:
737
Ratings:
2,292
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 2,292 |  Reviews: 737
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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

Photo of barnzy78
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, no apparent freshness date. Thanks to my friend, Derek, for giving me a can to try - I think it's been about 8 years since I had this one last! Huge rocky ivory colored head slowly fades atop a slightly hazed copper colored ale. Pine and citrus nose with plenty of bready caramel malt. Pungent and dank citric and piney hops punish the palate with intense bitterness; heavy caramel malt backbone adds some sweetness; grapefruit, orange, and bread crust round out the bold flavors. Sticky & resinous medium body sticks to the palate creating bitterness that builds with each sip; semi-dry finish with pine and grapefruit zest lingering. Good just as I remember. If you like a bitter old school IPA with a hefty malt presence, this is worth a try.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CoolmoJ
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Description: Copper, apple juice color with a bright, white head. Slightly hazy, clouded appearance. Smell is primarily dank, with melon and fruit underlying. Taste is intensely dank/pine with strong notes of mature, or overripe citrus fruit, like white peach. It's almost cloying or too sweet and not bitter at all. The finish is likewise sweet and has hints of honey. Body is medium to light with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not drink it again) Very middle of the road. Not bad but not great. Just kind of meh. Very dank and piney is probably the most memorable feature of this beer.

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

Photo of c014572
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Coho11
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

Photo of Dillinger
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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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

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

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