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
Ratings:
2,237
Reviews:
727
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
449
For Trade:
10
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 09/10/2014

A- Light orange, slightly hazy, two finger white head.

S- Floral, orange, some grapefruit, light sweetness.

T- Floral, bitter orange peel, some light toasted malt, pine, pretty big bitterness for a single IPA.

M- Medium, typical of the style.

O- This beer really reminds me of a more bitter version of Two Hearted. That's too bad though as I think the balance from Two Hearted is what makes it one of the best single IPAs in the world. Still this one has a great aroma but suffers in drinkability due to the bitterness, but if you know Short's than you know they like a big piney bitter presence in many of their beers, even apart from their IPAs.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle into a pint glass. pours a little cloudy with a small head. The color is very orange. Smell is of citrus with a little bit of toasted malt. Taste is citrus up front, with a light pine touch. The toasted malt takes this one over as I get through the pint. Citrus has hints of lemon, grapefruit and something else I cannot put my finger on. The toasted malt taste is pretty strong after the first half of the glass. Very light and easy to drink with only a little aftertaste of the malt with a light amount of pine that does not last long.. Easier and a little smoother as it warmed in the glass. Decent IPA, I would like to try it on draft to see if more of the citrus flavor comes out in front of the toasted malt.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy Orangeish with a nice head and lacing

S: extreme! Citrus floral and grassy smell

T: a complete hop bomb. Taste is dominate by a taste of weed. Mixed with grapefruit pine grass and the slightest caramel malt backbone.

M: full bodied and chewy

O: I usually like more balanced beers... But this was a unique hop bomb and I enjoyed it.

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Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,237 ratings.
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