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

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale AleShort's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
84.3%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 2,244 ratings
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:
#2,808
Reviews:
727
Ratings:
2,244
Liked:
1,892
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
11.14%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
452
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,244 |  Reviews: 727
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received in trade with leafsj - thanks buddy!

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with an average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, grapefruit, pine

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with caramel. There is also quite a bit of bitter resiny pine and grapefruit peel and pith. It ends with a bitter hoppy malty aftertaste.

Overall - A good dose of bitter hops but lacking in the fruity juiciness department. Still a great beer that I would drink again. Reminded me a bit of a Finest Kind IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Selling the beer with high praise, the brewery makes some big statements on their label. The focus on the hop flower yields the gripping citrusy bitterness of the cone with supple support.

Medium to dark gold in color, the beer boasts a mild hoppy haze and a frothy white head of great staying power and broken rings of lace as the beer fades. It's a fine looking IPA that doesn't steer from the visual path very much.

The forefront of hops is evident in the nose. Grapefruit, oranges, and fresh-cut grass allow for an citrus and herbal display that seduces the olfactory senses with sharpness and mouth whetting effect. A brief search for malts yeilds a light scent of baking bread and mild caramel.

The one-sided balance that the nose promises is met with taste. Hop flavor starts juicy and citrusy as the supple sweetness of malt gives the fruit flavors a plumper and juicier impression of taste. As the beer traverses over the middle palate, the sharpness of citrus grows, the malt sweetness recedes further, and the grassy herbal notes rise. A malty-dry finish of muddled grasses, pine resin, and citrus pith spearhead the throat-gripping bitterness that the label suggested.

Medium in body at first, the carbonation and crusty malt lift and the dryness of hops, alcohol, and malt memory deliver a quick and fleeting finish except for a lingering citrus bitterness that crispens heading into the next taste.

If I were a craft beer enthusiast of ten years ago, this would have likely been the showpiece for hopcentric beers, similar to Goose Island's IPA and Anderson Valley's Hop Ottin'. But in today's combative IPA world, this one may get lost in the shuffle.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed blind, thanks to abraxel...

A: Pours a translucent gold with yellow hues. There is a full two fingers of head that take forever to settle. Massive lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is pine, malt, and a lot of vegetal funk. It smells like an old IPA. I even get a touch of onion in here. It's a bit off-putting.

T: This beer is sweet to start but then it turns to onion and old vegetation. It tastes muddy and funky. Honestly, this is pretty unpleasent. It sweetens back up in the finish and nothing lingers for too long.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and weird to start. It gets a bit nasty in the middle and finishes sweet again.

O: Not a fan of this at all. Either this is old, or it's just bad. There was way too much old vegetal taste for my liking.

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

poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy orange/gold color with a nice head.

fresh with resiny aromas of pine cones, hops, navel oranges and loads of citrus. Nice depth to the aromas as well.

medium/full bodied with a very good feel. Balanced with very good flavors of hops, citrus, navel oranges and some resin flavors on the back end.

This is a real quality IPA. The hops are certainly there, but it's well done in a hop forward style.

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Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.3% out of 100 with 2,244 ratings
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