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

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale AleShort's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.04/5
2,248 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
Ranking:
#2,831
Reviews:
728
Ratings:
2,248
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
455
Trade:
10
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of RuckusDu
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Minimal head, about 1/4 finger. Maybe slightly off-white in the yellow. Body is a great slightly cloudy, perfectly balanced wheat colored.

S - Smells like a good IPA. Nothing crazy, but solid. Hops, grapefruit, and orange. Smooth and simple.

T - Again, nothing crazy but good. Hops are moderately harsh and then some orange rind and slight sourness.

M - Decent carbonation and body. Slightly drying.

O - Simple and good. Could see drinking a lot of this on a regular basis if it was cheap and available.

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

This poured a nice dark golden color that was a little hazy. It had a big frothy white head on it that left a good amout of lacing on the glass. It smells of hops, citrus, and maybe a little bit of orange. The hops hit you right away with this beer. They are nice and strong. There is some maltiness in the middle that cuts some of the hops, but it still leaves a bit of a lingering bitterness on the tongue. The mouthfeel is good, its nice and creamy with good carbonation and a medium body. The drinkability is very good on this beer, I finished my growler with ease. Looking forward to having another growler filled with this hoppy goodness.

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Photo of carlmoberg
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jmich24
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A: Two finger head. Cloudy dark orange. Outstanding lacing.
S: Holy Hops! Very Strong smell of Grapefruit and Pine. Faint sweetness.
T: Starts sweet with grapefruit coming on strong. Finishes dry with a very long lingering bitterness (hoppy resin).
M: Smooth and Creamy. Overwhelming bitterness on the back of the tongue (in a good way).
D: Great the lingering bitterness makes you keep going in for another drink. Solid IPA.

Most definatly in my Top Five IPA's. Will be in my IPA purchase rotation for the future. Amazing when fresh.

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

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My boss was nice enough to grab a couple bottles for me while in MI.
A - Pours a clear golden color with a nice white head.
S - Very strong, hoppy aroma.
T - The flavor is grassy and floral and somewhat bitter throughout.
M - A little sticky, medium mouth feel.
O - I'm liking it. A different IPA without any hint of citrus. A very good beer.

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Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Skillz
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Waveoff
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of HopDerek
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kegatron for this bottle.

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with thick frothy off-white head into a shaker pint glass. Nice retention and some decent lacing cling. Smells of citrus, pine, caramel, and biscuit, definitely an IPA. Tastes of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, and pine up front, like someone shoved a whole slew of citrus fruit salad into your mouth all at once. What follows is some caramel sweetness and biscuit notes for balance before some earthy tones and a very bitter grassy finish. Medium in body with good carbonation. Crisp and citrusy, fairly balanced but the grassy finish seems to linger a little too much for me. A great IPA nevertheless, definitely a hop lover's dream.

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Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of brn9000
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFNC
3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dd43
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Egg shell white head, laces well, beer is fairly hazy in the glass and tangerine orange in color. Very attractive.

Unsure of the age of this bottle but hop aromas are quite assertive. Some citrus aromas cling to my nose, grapefruit and orange among them. More interestingly, there's a pretty substantial sweet malt aroma. Anyone that has smelled wort will know what I'm talking about. Not surprised to see the IBU number for this beer at a ridiculous 140, given the robust malt base used here. Malts have a toffee note as well, more pronounced than just about any other regular IPA I can think of. It kind of smells like an imperial, to be honest.

Flavor is not necessarily sweet but there are residual sugars here that are juxtaposed by the big citrusy hop bite. Some pine in those hops as well, which makes this easier to drink than it would be otherwise. Finishes pretty dry, thankfully the sweet ripe fruit aroma and malty front end don't have the sticky sweet finish that double IPAs can often have, this is a sub-8% beer after all.

Very tasty, recommended for IPA fans that want a more substantial than is typical IPA but don't want the ABV overload of a double. Would love to try a double from Shorts Brewing to see what they do with that.

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Photo of Lettsgo3
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of jamie2dope
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to heliosphan for sending me a couple of these. Pours the way an IPA should, Color is a bright murky orange, with about a finger of white heading. Big whiff of metallic and citrus juice from the hops. I get oranges, grapefruit, lemon and tea. Wow, when I taste this beer the only thing that comes to my mind is the color green. The hops are very bitter, and really rush in in a resiny, oily way. Specific tastes I am picking up are mint leaves, pine, grapfruit, earthy tones. Medium body on this one, and as far as drinkability is concerned, be warned. The amount of hops in this takes it damn close to being a palate destroyer. Still, I could go through a six pack of this easily, and I am sure any hop love would say the same thing. Hopefully this is one of the offerings available at the Road House towards the end of this month. Cheers

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Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

Photo of brew3crew
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

UrbanCaver brought this back for me from MI. Thanks Cam!

A-Pours a hazy, burnt orange color. Looks nice
S-Stong hop smell. More citrus than anything
T-Nice bitter hop flavor. Some citrus hops and slight grapefruit. Hop bitterness really lingers
M- Not balanced at all really. just straight hops.
D-Bitterness remains in your mouth. I love that part of it.

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Photo of RAFH
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got my first sixer at Meijer's in Stevensville, Michigan on 5/3/16 on sale for $8.49. Drank the first one that night. Very solid India Pale Ale. Could be considered an excellent daily drinker if I could it for that price every time.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,248 ratings
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