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
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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:
#3,353
Reviews:
732
Ratings:
2,278
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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230
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467
Trade:
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Photo of DaneBramage
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GFish
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 9/13/17

Amber color, clear, with a huge, sticky, foamy head and tons of lacing.

Pine and lemon hops for miles on the nose.

An enormous amount of bitter, hoppy pine with a small, sweet malt presence.

Medium mouthfeel and slightly high carbonation.

Overall a bit too much pine resin flavor for me but decent beer.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrutherford87
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mparrish85
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled date of 07/03/17

Appearance - Pours slightly hazed and burnt golden in color with a rocky, off-white, near two-finger width head. great retention, resulting in a thin, consistent layer of suds on the surface and building to a thick ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Citrus and floral hops with a big caramel malt undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange and floral hop flavor upfront and throughout. Caramel malt belly gives it a bit of a candied citrus taste. Backend gets bitter with a big pithy bite and some earthy wood character that lingers well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with slightly tingly carbonation. Kind of a bland texture with a dry finish.

Overall - Solid IPA but nothing particularly noteworthy. Certainly worth an occasional buy, especially if variety is limited at your place of purchase.

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

Photo of Eammon1920
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tankg
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lance_Pearce
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drh88
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crbnfbr
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brokenbarrel
3.26/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Isoruku
2.18/5  rDev -46%
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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Photo of Lahey
3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden color, quickly dissipating head on this beer. Smell isn't very pungent, like a lager with slight hop smell. The flavor is much more hoppy than the scent. Very crisp and butter, just lightly dank. Not much fruit, mostly pine flavor. I don't mind this beer, but I won't go out of my way for it. A nice lady at a store bought it for me after we talked about beer, so I'll cherish every drop. Overall, I just don't think I like shorts beer that much. I'm always open to have my mind changed though.

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Photo of SFNC
3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,278 ratings