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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
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:
#2,909
Reviews:
729
Ratings:
2,252
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
457
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 2,252 |  Reviews: 729
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 chippo33
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rab53
5/5  rDev +23.8%

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 rolltide8425
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is earthy, floral, and piney. Taste follows, with some citrus notes in there as well. Pretty malty for an ipa bordering on imperial but still a nice hop bite.

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Photo of SadMachine
2.49/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of imbibehour
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Fairly recent pick up as well.

Appearance out of the bottle on the pour is really odd, it almost looks gray! However after a simple white foamy small one finger head is made, the body color reveals what I can only describe is a cloudy rust. Looks a little lifeless, but I'll give it points for a unique color. Minimal lacing also.

Muted light airy and somewhat sweet hop on the nose, with sugary citrus.

A very tolerable and balanced mix of strong pine hop and bread baked dry finish. Slightly wet mouthfeel, but super easy drinking for this style. Feels almost a little borderline herbal tea English style IPA with some black oolong character in the palate also.

Overall it's a very balanced style but lacks punch and power that I sometimes like to have. The nose seems also a little muted and isn't very distinct. I do give it good points for easy drinkability, but I am not so sure on my desire to want to have it again. It is though a very easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ouncer, purchased at Spirit Haus in Amherst Ma. No freshness dating to be found.

Pours clear medium golden. moderate of white head, stays well, respectable fine strands of lace.

Citric hop nose, grapefruit and resiny goodness.

Full hop crunch in effect here. Grapefruit, piney resins and bitter fruity goodness. From Michigan, but tastes like its straight out of San Diego. More then worthy and quite enjoyable AIPA.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

I've been trying a lot of "okay" beers lately, so I'm pulling out the huma in the hopes I'll get something powerful. Plus I want to see how it is compared to the draft I had.

Decent. Still has some strong hop tones, but the subtle hop characteristics seem to have departed us. Seems to lean more towards a one dimensional ride. I mean, in all fairness, the pint I had on-tap was so fresh it had probably been kegged a week or even a few days prior. I mean, how can you beat that.

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

Poured on-tap and served in a snifter, the beer is a bright, hazy, orange-gold coloring with a clingy, filmy, white head. Nose of orange and grapefruit, with a big follow of resinous, dank, cannibus, with highlights of pine and pepper. Flavors are resinous and citrus forward, heavy on orange and weed, with more grapefruit and melon notes developing. The body is smooth and dry, with a vinous and resinous lingering aftertaste. Dry, smooth finish. Good beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong floral hops, slight sweet malt, Euro malt, slight piney hops, alcohol, and citrus (grapefruit). Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. There is also a dryness and the bitterness level is rather high. Tastes of strong floral hops, slight piney hops, hint of citrus hops, alcohol, hint of yeast, slight sweet malt, and hint of earthy malt. Overall, a good appearance and aroma, the dryness hurts the feel, and good body.

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Photo of aasher
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My aunt and uncle from Midland, Michigan know I like Shorts so they always have some waiting for me whenever we meet up for family events. My dad recently saw my uncle and brought back a mixed six pack. No way, it was quite the surprise! This beer pours a nice honey gold in color with nice clarity and a two finger soapy white head. The aromas are of fresh and crisp citrusy, fruity, and piney hops with a mild sweet caramel malt backbone. It's somewhat floral. The flavors presented consist of crisp, piney, citrusy, and dry hops with a honey like sweetness. It's a nice mix but it's giving me some pretty hardcore cotton mouth and drying out my palate. Overall this is a fine beer but with the heat, I could've used something that made my mouth water, not dried out my palate.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Dicers
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Revisit: 9 Nov 17

12 oz. Bottle

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice slightly hazy dark golden orangey color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), with some nice little dank. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), nice dank. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew, nice little different take on the style. Nice to see this one around here in GJ!

Thanks goes out to SaucyA for this brew.

Pours a nice hazy dark golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is pretty hoppy, with some malts, nice touch of citrus, very nice pine notes. The taste is hoppy, alittle malty, some citrus, really liking the pinyness on this brew. Medium body, very chewy, bitter brew. Very drinkable, this one is a joy to drink, thanks Adam.

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Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,252 ratings
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