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

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2,218 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:
2,218
Reviews:
721
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
440
For Trade:
11
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Giggy
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BAM!

If you are a hop lover, this beer has to be on the top of your list.

A: Clear copper beer with an off-white head

S: Fresh evergreens and grapefruits

T: Sweet caramel and yeasty breads, bitter hops, and dry malts

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, zing on the tastebuds

D: Flavor wants you to drink more but they are filling

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Photo of mick303
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a mildly hazy orange amber gold, with a creamy white head, and really pleasant lacing and film. 4

S – a lively floral character out of the glass, with lavender, citrusy lemon and orange. Some bready malt background, some subtle spice, and a rich oily hop character. Comes through with a bit of herbalness, all about the hops. 4

T – a bracing hop character. Dry herbs, olive oil, pungent lemon citrus, and a big hit of resiny pine as well as tobacco. Not much fruity about this initially, but some melon and grapefruit emerge, to start a big kick of strong resiny hops, with bready malt to balance it out nicely to the long full finish with a spicy hop kick. Strong citrus but enough of a firm body to provide an amply counterpoint. Highly flavourful for sure but also tons of complexity. 4

M – an initial strong effervescence, then a slick hoppy oiliness takes over and coats the palate. A big slick dry finish which leaves a coating resinous pininess and hop character. Drinkable and a big oily hoppy character that lingers on nicely. Refreshing and the components are put together quite nicely. 4.25

This is a wild in-your-face IPA. Tons of hop character emerging in all forms, and it’s a bit of a hop-bomb initially, but has enough carbonation and malt body to work really well together, letting it warm up a bit is a huge reward as it becomes much more complex and rich. Worth trying for sure, this is a really solid IPA with resiny pine and complex intricacies everywhere. 4.25

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

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of granger10
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliant coppery color with a flourescent orange hue. Solid moderately sized head maintains well. Some lacing. Smell is quite resiny and intense. Reminds me of piney juice, if there is such a thing. There also seems to be lots of grapefruit flavors and a touch of a nutty toffee crunch. Taste doesn't match appearance or aroma. Really sharp hops and quite bitter. The flavor is decent but skewed. Malts seem fruity but never truly find their way. This is solid but a bit too sharp and a bit too watery. I liked the first half of my pint, the second half wore on me.

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

Serving type: 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance : golden color brew with a two finger head that has nice retention. Pleasant lacing clings to my glass.

Smell : lots of wonderful pine resin and evergreen aroms abound on the nose. Very inviting aroms.

Taste : Big flavors here and lots of hop bitterness that lingers aroud on my tongue for a long time. The malts take a back seat to the hops in this brew.

Mouthfeel : A medium bodied brew with medium carbonation

Overall : I very much enjoyed this brew. Definitely does the style justice. Worth seeking out

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of albern
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

If you live outside the Great Lakes area, this beer may be a bit difficult to find. The brewer's website shows a map where the beer is distributed, and it is a fairly local beer. It helps to have friends who bring you beer samples of the local craft beers. The beer pours a slighly hazy orange amber color from a thick, slightly syrupy pour. There is a slight foamy white head, that doesn't retain long after, and a touch of lacing. The nose on the beer is the high point. This beer has a very enticing aroma. The estery hop oils really pop through, there are orange bursts from the hops, some nice florals, in the pine and grapefruit families, with some biscuity malts coming through underneath.

This IPA is a fine beer, but it lacks some of the estery and oily hop character present in the aroma. The hop is quite drying, very leafy and grainy, more bitter than bittering, and the nice florals just don't come through as one would have hoped. It is a good IPA, and there is a nice acerbic and biting grapefruit like mouth puckering tartness. The balance is a bit off, and the biscuity malts that should underlay this IPA are a touch thin. The 7% ABV is well hidden, with no residual throaty burn, nor an oily mouthfeel. This is a refreshing IPA, not perfect, a touch imbalanced, with I am sure a very substantial IBU rating. Worth getting that friend in the Great Lakes area to bring you a sample. L'Chaim.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Photo of ckeegan04
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tyson for the chance to finally sample some Short's beer.

A - Clear dark orange in color with a two finger foamy off-white head. Head quickly fades and leaves a thin cap on the beer.

S - Tropical hop aroma dominates the nose. Lots of pineapple and maybe even a little papaya. Candied fruit sweetness strengthens in the nose as the beer warms.

T - Pure hops straight off the bat. Lots of tropical tastes mixed in with a hint of citrus fruits. Pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. Just a hint of biscuity malt sweetness. I was expecting a little more malty sweetness due to the darker color, but this is all hops. Tasteful bitterness.

M/D - Medium bodied with great drinkability. Carbonation is on the lower side. Alcohol is well masked and bitterness is present but not mouth wreking.

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Lovely. Orange body, some haze. A off-white pillow of a head. Persistent. Great lacing.

S - Pine, stone fruit, a bit dank. Hop and more hop.

T - Smacks you in the face with dank, bitter hop notes. Hints of the pine, fruit, and pleasure, a bit of creaminess in the middle, but the close blows things out with a strong uppercut.

M - Sticky crunch open, dry and building back. Punishing.

O - Super hop American IPA, with huge and bold flavors. There are great notes here, but the close is brutal. Nothing is surprising, and it hits the marks you'd expect. But oh my is this one a wrecker.

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3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Cresant
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was hazy and the color was yellow/butterscotch. The head was modest despite a vigorous pour. Creamy yellowish/tan that settles to a fine film.

The smell was sweet citrus and gritty organic leafiness. Pungent earthiness. Yummy.

The taste was slightly sweet and citrusy up front but finished with a nice biting bitterness. Green and drying. I have wanted to try this for a while and it does live up to the hype. Very well made and very drinkable. Classic AIPA.

The mouthfeel was medium to light in body. On the light side in the carbonation department.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 2,218 ratings.
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