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
Ranking:
#3,003
Reviews:
729
Ratings:
2,258
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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230
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Photo of Derek
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this at the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Fest.

A: Deep golden colour; off-white head, little retention, hints of lace.

S: Grapefruit citrus with a little dark toffee.

T: Grapefruit juice, very light malt (bready). Alcohol is well-hidden by the hop flavour. Nice, but not a lot of depth/flavour. I think it could use some more bitterness.

M: Light to moderate carbonation. Very well attenuated, body is on the light side of moderate.

D: Quite quaffable! Alcohol could be trouble.

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Photo of king75
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-golden amber with an inch of rocky foamy head looks awesome.

S- Can smell hops, pine and citrus

T- Definitely more citrus than hops coming through. A light bit of pine in the taste, but very a lot of citrus with faded hops.

M-Smooth at the front bitter at the end

D- Could drink several of these without complaint.

Notes: Not the most impressive IPA I have ever tasted. However, I have a feeling that this one may have been old although it is impossible to tell with no freshness date.

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Photo of martinpfal
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Color good and cloudy light Amber. Smell of, get this....peanuts and dress grass. Taste hits you in the hoppy section of your tongue. A hop-explosion to the maxx. Very well crafted. Not over powering or under whelming. Shorts has piqued my interest.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MHoe
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPDOG
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aerozeppl
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light copper color with a quarter finger of white head with some sticky lacing.

S: The nose has that nice hop sweetness that reminds me of Alpha King. A touch of grapefruit but the nose does not really jump and and grab you though it is enjoyable.

T: The taste is nice and super balanced. The malt comes across nicely but the hops just are not there like you would want them in an IPA. More sweet than anything else. There is some bitterness in the finish. Don't get me wrong this is a good IPA but it lacked that wow factor for me.

M: A little on the thin side for me. Carbonation was nice.

D: Glad I grabber a sixer of this out in Boston. This is a solid IPA but it is the most boring IPA I have ever had because I know what they can do. They almost should not even make an IPA. That being said this is solid.

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Photo of nickfl
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewskis
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden orange color with almost no head. Leaves a thin ring of lacing with moderate carbonation. Smells of citrus fruits like grapefruit and tangerine, some dankness to it, some pine, an herbal spiciness, light carmel and bread. Taste starts with lots of grapefruit, little tangerine, some pine, and grass. The middle bring a tiny amount of malt characteristics to somewhat balance it. Light carmel and some grain. Then it finishes very resinous with notes of pine, grapefruit rind, maybe blood orange, light carmel. Pretty spicy finish actually with a lingering bitterness. High medium body with a very oily and creamy texture. I’m a hophead, so I’m really glad I got to try this. It was not as fresh as I would like, but it is still a really solid ipa. If I lived in Michigan, I would definitely have this more often.

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Photo of torwart94
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 321jeff
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle provided by Ben, Thanks!

Pours a murky golden brownish color with about a finger of white head that fades quickly but leaves some nice sticky lacing.

Aroma is some dank and piney hops with hints of orange rind in the background. A pleasant aroma, but somewhat unique for an IPA.

Taste is some piney hops with bits of caramel in the background. Not quite as interesting as the aroma would suggest.

Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation. It's drinkable, but doesn't stand out above other IPA's like Two Hearted. I'd like to try it fresh on tap though.

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Photo of Chappy-88
3.84/5  rDev -5%

Photo of MCJiggles
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mickmanhattan
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stigs
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from the brewery, served in a standard pint glass

A - pours with a very small amount of filmy white foam, some floating shorts mounds of bubbles form a ring around the glass. the beer is mostly clear, dirty gold in color.

S - assertive whiff of biscuity, lightly sweetened malts. peaking in slowly are some citrus and wet grassy hops.

T - hops strike first here, taking an earthy, grass form. bitterness slowly builds up at the back of the tongue, all the while being balanced underneath again by crisp, biscuity malts.

M - medium bodied with carbonation slightly on the light (yet good) side. very oily throughout each sip, cut into sharply and turning into a lingering grassy, dry and bitter aftertaste.

D - another "eh" beer from Shorts. balanced, though a bit one sided in the hop profile. drinkable though, and does a decent enough job of curing that nightly hop craving.

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Photo of dipso123
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle
L: hazy, nice fine head - if short lived, a bit of lacing but not much
S: surprisingly there is little aroma considering the amount of hops it must have taken to get to 140 IBUs
T: all grapefruit and not very complex - some pith, a lot of zest and no juice
F: finish is more harsh that I would prefer
O: Not bad but not worth making a trip for.

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Photo of gigaknight
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A bright copper body with licks of green at the edges bubbles energetically under a solid finger of clean white head. Good lacing and reasonable head retention stick around the rims of the glass.

S- Lots of herbal hop flower up front with some mild citric sweetness and a bit of earthiness followed by light alcoholic tones.

T- Soft citric sweetness greets the palate and segues into a refreshingly sharp bitterness reminiscent of grapefruit or lemon rind. Bold and just barely saccharinr, a strong and earthy bitterness hangs on the tongue for quite some time, a welcome quality from such a hop bomb.

M- Just enough carbonation to carry the flavors and support the lengthy aftertaste, and even a bit of good chewiness. Right on for the style.

O- A very full-flavored and full-bodied IPA from a brewery I had previously only associated with dessert beers. Definitely recommended for hop heads who don't like their IPAs strong and not too sweet.

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Wow thats a strong punch of hops in the mouth. HELLO! Ok, so... pours very nice hazy golden with a nice off white head that settles to a skim on the surface of the beer thru out. Sticky lacing also very nice. Smells of strong Hops and a Citrus/pine combination. Taste is defintly a bit heavy for me, bitter. Yet still I keep drinking, getn into IPAs little by little. But this ones a strong sucker WoW. If u like strong hops and tasty beer, go get you one of these bad boys!
CHEERS!

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Photo of mrmanning
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Milos, thanks buddy! Pours a hazy shade of peach, with a thin ring of white foam. The aroma here is all hops. The dry hopping has done wonders here. Lots of pine and spruce, like being in a boreal forest, some biscuit, quite floral, loads of spice too. Flavour is one dimensional and I love it. Hops, hops, hops. Pine and grapefruit, peppery floral flavours too. A bit of tropical fruit sweetness towards the end. Dry and hoppy finish. Excellent stuff. Thanks Milos!

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Pours a semi hazy brownish gold color with a half inch of head. Fair amount of lacing. The aroma is floral with crackery malts and pine. A bit earthy. The taste is floral and herbal hops. Bitter pine towards the middle with bready, toasted malts and more pine bitterness at the finish. Floral aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel with some mild alcohol burn. Overall, a bitter IPA I'd have again.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Parkbrau Pils glass on 6/13/12

Many thanks to beesy for sharing this and several beers he acquired from Michigan.

This is a cloudy beer, which casts a deep appearance through the golden orange colored beer. An aggressive pour resulted in but a finger's worth of foam. Patchy, soapy retention and lace.

Ripe notes of lemon and orange peel take hold of the aroma, backed by piney hops and oily notions. A faint herbal presence seems a bit at odds with the lemon. Tangerine juiciness as the beer opens up. Clean cracker and a hint of sugar cookie make up the malt side of things.

The flavor is titled toward piney hop crackle, at least up front. Some zesty citric tidings are in there, too. The middle finds modest sweet biscuit and a hint of dusty yeast way in the back. The finish turns very dry and bitter; it's like grapefruit bitterness, without grapefruit flavor.

The feel is in medium territory with ample, pointed carbonation that accents the snappiness of the hops. There is a resinous feel, too. Lingering residuals are fairly brief.

Overall impression: Aside from whatever that herbal twinge is, I rather like this one. I picked up a six pack several years ago, but I don't remember much about it. I'm happy to have a chance to give it a proper shake.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3/7 and just distrubuted to Ohio this week.

Fantastic looking beer. A clear, orange tinted gold. Huge Dawn dish soap head hangs on forever, and clings to the glass everywhere.

Aroma is nothing to write home about. Some pungent, spicey citrus hops, and a stale biscuity malt base.

The taste is much more impressive. Seemingly different levels of malt grains from biscuit/bready through pale, and caramel. Very distinct flavors an very needed because the hops are super assertive. Grapefruit, a bit of orange rind, but much more in the way of green pine. Very, very bitter, but sharp/clean then gone for the most part. I would guess this to be in the 100 IBU range.

Body flirts with the imperial category. Not real drying for what I would have guessed based on flavor.

An interesting and fairly unique balance of flavors. This beer is kind of Jeckyl and Hyde for me. Although it is nicely balanced, it seems to be all over the place. So are my scores. Not a typical American IPA, but a very good one.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

891st Review on BA
Bottle to Pint

12 oz.

Couldnt find bottle date

Thanks to Spdyfire83 for this.

App- A good hazy orange with some soft yellow floating downwards. On a 1/2 in head that was off white was there with only a small amount of cling.

Smell- Fairly balanced amount of malt and citrus. A little bitter on the nose with with some dampness behind it.

Taste- Wow. This is a small bottle but has some huge flavors with it. A lot of bitter behind this one and a bit dry on the flavor. Only a fraction of the citrus from the nose comes on the profile.

Mouth- A medium body with a medium carbonation that is a bit dry with a nice big bitter flavor.

Drink- This is not as bitter as some of the other American IPA's but still has a strong presence behind it. A nice beer but this profile is not for me.

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Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,258 ratings
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