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

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a murky golden color with reddish hues and a smallish head and decent lacing on the glass., very nice floral citrus aromas predominantly of grapefruit and tangerine, as well as piney hops.
T-The citrus aroma carries forward to the taste of sweetness up front followed by the bitter piney hops at the finish.
M-This beer has a moderate feel and mild to moderate carbonation.
D-Very drinkable and pleasant overall. Refreshing and crisp.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been trying a lot of "okay" beers lately, so I'm pulling out the huma in the hopes I'll get something powerful. Plus I want to see how it is compared to the draft I had.

Decent. Still has some strong hop tones, but the subtle hop characteristics seem to have departed us. Seems to lean more towards a one dimensional ride. I mean, in all fairness, the pint I had on-tap was so fresh it had probably been kegged a week or even a few days prior. I mean, how can you beat that.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Great puffy foamy head. Murkey orange. Nice little lacing remains.

S - Very malty with lemon and ginger scents... Not your typical IPA. Very light aroma.

T - Very unique IPA flavor profile... Very wet and sweet at the front and extremely bitter and dry at the end...

M - Very foamy and light bodied. Perfect carbonation! Carbonation is well done for an IPA.

D - Difficult. Not the most flavorful and smooth, but very unique. Different taste for an IPA, yet still enjoyable! Much different on-tap then bottled. Recommended forsure.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Short's winner! This lovely AIPA does it all.

It's a thick yellow with a fine but pronounced head. The aroma is a thick hops and malt smell. Any thick would be stanky.

The taste is a bitter malt flavor. Big on both hops and malts, this is a lot of flavor for the price!

Shorts has shown me that they are a quality brewer.

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