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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

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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Photo of OGBoozin
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

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

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

The appearance was a nice golden amber color with a decent transparency about it and a nice moderately carbonation rising at a nice pace to feed the one fingered white foamy head. There is a nice somewhat trickling stringy lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell had a nice bitter to sweet hoppy (citrus-like to malty-like) flavoring running about my taste buds. There actually was no aftertaste but there was a dry bitter finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation had a nice assault on my mouth and tongue as a good AIPA should. Overall, this was a good AIPA well worthy of having again. There’s no disappointment here. This one delivers as it should.

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Photo of Hemlock4888
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

My favorite beer.

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Photo of bushbeer75
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Short's Huma Lupa Licious poured a medium gold color with a short but thick off-white head that faded slowly. The nose was dominated by flora hops and citrus. The taste begins with citrus and grassy hop bitterness. The malt then shows its self and helps balance the 5 different hop varieties. The aftertaste is hoppy but not 'overboard' thanks to the malt. The mouth feel is crisp, clean and smooth with a medium body and carbonation.

For this non-hophead, Huma Lupa Licious is tasty and quite drinkable thanks to the malt that helps balance all those hops.

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Photo of DubiousGopher
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeRose
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours slightly cloudy, amber colored, with a healthy head that gets replenished for a while by the bubbles. It is a good looking brew.

The aroma - the first hit is overwhelmingly citrus rind, grapefruit specifically. A little pine, a little earthiness. Underneath is a malt presence, but it is pretty well-subdued.

To my taste buds, there is a nice sweetness at first, followed by a sledgehammer of pithy/rind-like grapefruit citrus, and a disproportionate bitterness way too late to blend with the other flavors. The malt is a backseat driver here - present as a very slight, sweet biscuit flavor. There is a hint of herbal/floral flavor but it barely registers.

The feel is drying, and the bitterness borders on the unpleasant to me,

Overall, while I like the flavors they feel disconnected and the beer, for my taste, is quite unbalanced.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmiller2162
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent IPA! It is my go to IPA love the bitterness and the hop flavor is the best I've had. The only problem is the high alcohol content and the calories can only drink one or two before switching to a session IPA.

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Photo of mpmsu2003
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has some toasted malt and classic, resiny hops. Some bittersweet orange peel in the back. Taste starts bitter up-front with nice orange peel flavor, pine resin and earthy hops. Bitterness is quite intense but doesn't really feel harsh. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. A classic style of IPA but executed really well.

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Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%
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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Photo of drstalker
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Grupatre
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cjgiant
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle, no data:
Pours hazy to almost cloudy gold, and if I had to choose a hue, I'd say yellow. Sustaining head, splotchy vertical streaks of lacing.

Nose is a lightly floral accented grapefruit, pith included.

Earthy opening that is mostly void of malt, but not completely. Medium light pin-pricks of carbonation. A little lemon rind note ends the suspense. The lemon doesn't leave, but a more typical pith and pine follows, and takes center stage. There's perhaps a light herbal note here, too, but it might be the greenness of the pine.

This beer improved, as many do, with warmth. The bitterness at the end gained more definition, luckily in a good way. The opening gained just an ever so slight extra malt presence, as well (still a hop forward beer, to me). Sure it would be a regular purchase if I could get it regularly.

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Photo of Makena_Johnson
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: hazy, arm-and-hammer-orange-mixed-with-sunflower-petal color, half-inch beige head, solid lacing

S: citrus, raw brown sugar, pine tar

T: Balanced! Bitterness on the back of the mouth reminiscent of good boot leather whiskey flavor. Sugary and thin on the front of the tongue. All of that in the best way. A favorite.

M: thick, hearty, satisfying

O: this wasn't brewed by wannabes, that's for sure. a perfectly balanced, yet unique, favorite

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle on April 14, 2017. Lots of bitter hop aromas and flavors in this one. Feel is medium in body with a dry finish. If you like high IBU beers, I would recommend trying this.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of milwaukee512
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gravewalker
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,255 ratings
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