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.
140 IBU

Added by arizcards on 06-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,237
Reviews:
727
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
449
For Trade:
10
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1.48/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bottled: unk, thick yeast cake. A: golden copper with two fingers of light yellow foam falls slowly to a quilt of the same with spotty lace. Excellent clarity. (4) S: Yeast is the first thing I smell. Sharp chemical american ale yeast, then some malts followed through by a little bit of hop character. Poor rep for IPA. (1) T: Tastes like yeast - a blend of american and unibroue yeast. Then again a little hop character with some sweet malts. Poor. (1) M: Thick for the style with moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish. (3) O: Bad job. Looks good, but downhill from there. The yeast in the bottle tells me this is old, but I wouldn’t really know provided they don’t indicate date. (1.5)

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1.5/5  rDev -62.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.72/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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2/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

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2.06/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a very chill-hazed gold. The aroma seemed fine with pine notes and citrus. Then the first taste revealed this "whang" that I will not be able to properly identify but it definitely isn't nice. I think of dirty mop water or even sewer gas. Rotting vegetables, perhaps. It's bitter for sure but I could take that if it was clean-tasting. Drain pour for sure. This will be my last Short's. Too many misses for the few hits.

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2.18/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Yuck. A very nasty, unpleasant beer that in no way is like any IPA you have ever experienced - which, as you may have deduced, is not a good thing in this case. Huma-whatever is an IPA that should never have been brought to market.

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2.23/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Gold amber, moderate frothy head, with lacing like an ancient castle's worth of cobwebs.

Smells like raw broccoli, body odor, and pine. As it warms, it even starts to smell like cooked peas with salt and pepper.

Tastes like asparagus covered in resin.

This sucker is very bitter. I can see this satisfying an elite few who have survived many generations of consuming poisonous plants. I, however, find this to be a very disturbingly off-putting beer.

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2.3/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. No bottling dates.

Bright, golden body with a one-finger, off-white head. Settles to a patchy cover with some lacing on the glass.

Sweet aromas of brown sugar and honeysuckle, with some pine resin in the background. Some citrus as well.

Light lemon and spice up front. Cracker malts with lots of carbonation combine for a dry mouthfeel. Biting hop bitterness with lots of astringency. It completely dries the mouth out, leaving a lingering metallic and medicinal taste.

The finish is pretty nasty tasting. There is way too much astringent bitterness here, with no balance. Not a well made IPA.

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2.34/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.39/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This was a big disappointment for me. The nose is rotten mint with hints of malt - unfortunately the taste follows: an odd mix of mint, celery, and malt. Feel is on the thin side. I tried two different bottles to see if I just got a bad one - nope. Not for me.

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2.44/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Honey golden, 2 fingers.

Lots of tropical hop, albeit maybe a bit spoilt. Some odd sweetness, and cracker, banana.

Quite a bit of herb and spoIiled tropical hop. Tough biscuit and cracker malts. Hard to finish.

A bit thin on the feel. Mild carbonation.

Not a good ipa. Yick.

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2.48/5  rDev -38.2%

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2.48/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.49/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

One of the worst IPA's Ive had. It's a little too sour for me, and it tastes like grass. The beer has a hard tough finish that's just blahhh. Not a very pleasant beer to drink with the other options on the market. I could barley finish it, and contemplated pouring it out with every sip.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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