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

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90
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2,238 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
Ratings:
2,238
Reviews:
727
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
449
For Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,238 |  Reviews: 727
Photo of JustinSparks
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bufleraj
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber colors with a hint of light brown in it. Head was around 1/4". Very floral hop aroma, they went big on the bittering stage so much I think it crept into the nose.

Taste just amps bitterness up. Not all grapefruit, there is some pine and something else that gives it a little more levity, combined with not dripping it all over with crystal malt. They call it complex, perhaps there is something to that. There's a bitter burn to it for sure.

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Photo of tmcarter23
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VTEno17
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev -4%
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 leantom
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You know, I was beginning to sour on pale ales and IPAs. It's not that I don't like the styles; it's just that so many neophyte brewers have been putting out so many half-assed offerings that I'd just about given up. But Short's has restored my faith somewhat. Here goes:

A: Good. Very turbid, but the effervescence - both in the body and in the head - is good. Lacing is good, too.

S: Lots of pine mixed with lot of grapefruit. Also a fair amount of caramel malt. The malt serves as a good compliment to the hops. I like it a lot. Very good hop:malt ratio.

T: Fairly dank, but not overpowering. The beer is very well balanced between malt and hops. Can taste pine, grapefruit (more so in the taste than in the scent), and honeyed malt. Very well balanced.

F: Excellent. Thick and sticky.

O: A great American IPA. I guess I won't have to stick to Sierra Nevada and Firestone Walker after all.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-spiegelau ipa glass. A complex malt and hop theme in your mouth.

A: Oxidized orange, with a dense nature, has a frothy, peanut shell colored head of 0.5 inches. Good holding pattern, but provides a weak lacing display on vessel. Slow and steady rise of macro-bubbles.

S: Sugary grapefruit on the nose, with some pine support and sweet malt backing things up. Spicy tangerine and tropical fruit hops, with some dank herbaceous notes and tart orange. Raw citrus with an overall decent level of awareness.

T: The flavor had the support of sugary malt balanced by a tart grapefruit and dry orange offering. Tart tropical hop fruitiness, with dank herbaceous mention and pine hops. Floral grapefruit comes in mid-palate and provides a nice lingering effect on the finish of moderate bitterness. Dry flowery bite coats the tongue after each swallow.

M: Good crispness, some sticky malt and pine hop resins coat the tongue. Dry and bitter feel, mid range body weight.

O: The bitterness and enjoyment increases deeper into the drink demanding and keeping your attention to the last sip. Nice spectrum of hop flavors from tart tropical to your grapefruit-pine west coast influence. Sticky malt residue with a nice flavor upfront finishing with a big dry hop wallop. Easy outstanding mention.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My neighbor brought this to my moving party. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is bitter hop. The taste is English leaning...very bitter through. The Mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer and worth a try.

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Photo of djgustafson
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pandarus
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbobkilla
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jp32
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The malt backbone is very prominent in this IPA. Enough so that the ale has a sweet, slick mouthfeel, and it leaves sticky lacings throughout the glass. I would almost think they brewed it with honey. It's hop profile is very present as well. Pungent, earthy, piney, bitter hops. It's a unique IPA. It's not like the rest of 'em. And I like that about it. It's more malt-forward than I was expecting it to be, but it still has all the hops I want.

Very solid offering from a very underrated brewery!

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Photo of Eeroomnhoj
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a regular pint glass and a small amount of foam was to be head. The beer was tasty but a little bitter. Not sure I could drink more than one of these bitter bad boys. Bitter bitter bitter.

I'd drink it again. Did I say it was bitter?

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Photo of Slarson7
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilsPils
2.06/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a very chill-hazed gold. The aroma seemed fine with pine notes and citrus. Then the first taste revealed this "whang" that I will not be able to properly identify but it definitely isn't nice. I think of dirty mop water or even sewer gas. Rotting vegetables, perhaps. It's bitter for sure but I could take that if it was clean-tasting. Drain pour for sure. This will be my last Short's. Too many misses for the few hits.

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Photo of djchrismac
4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hillind
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MCJiggles
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,238 ratings.
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