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

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
2,219 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:
2,219
Reviews:
722
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
442
For Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,219 |  Reviews: 722
Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.44/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Honey golden, 2 fingers.

Lots of tropical hop, albeit maybe a bit spoilt. Some odd sweetness, and cracker, banana.

Quite a bit of herb and spoIiled tropical hop. Tough biscuit and cracker malts. Hard to finish.

A bit thin on the feel. Mild carbonation.

Not a good ipa. Yick.

 278 characters

Photo of AlexManiacDrunkard
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MargotDarko
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tend to not like Short's. I find them a little too "out there" at times. This though is a super tasty bitter but balanced IPA. Smells so good and the taste mostly follows. The aftertaste is nice as well though a little overpowering. An appealing head formed and stuck around for a while in my tulip glass.

 307 characters

Photo of muchos
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDJersey
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GWalk612
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Caveworm
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale | Short's Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a BBC pint glas, the head on this beer is three fingers thick and off-white, with spotty lacing, and an opaque medium-to darker gold body.

I smell an abundant smattering of juicy, citrus-y, and slightly pine-y hops set among an admittedly inviting malt complex.

Tastes like a refreshing, not-too-bitter version of the scent with a tremendous honey biscuit malt finish. Nice to have it the other way around. You know what I'm talkin' bout ;) Naw, but seriously this is one of the better balanced IPA's I've tasted in recent memory.

The mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale | Short's Brewing Company with a 4.5. A good choice in a myriad of IPA's.

 842 characters

Photo of SeanVonMorrison
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fern22
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jman69
4.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The taste is amazing not too hoppy but a Lil bite the color is a golden orange not alot of head at all the smell is very fruity an tangy I smell grapefruit an hops for a first time tasting it I have to say it's a very tasty beer :) :)

 234 characters

Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tjb14
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jesterr44
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought the bitterness was too harsh & unbalanced & the mouthfeel was not full enough for my liking when compared to some of the other fine IPAs I've enjoyed.

 160 characters

Photo of Tbone2131
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy copper in color when poured. The nose is very hop forward and the taste is super hoplicious. Their is a bite at the end afterwards I cannot put my finger on. Decent hoppy dank beer.

 192 characters

Photo of warpig372
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tyauch3
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NonicPanic
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HabaJohn
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdoggg
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 2,219 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe