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

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90
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2,230 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:
2,230
Reviews:
725
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
446
For Trade:
10
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle
L: hazy, nice fine head - if short lived, a bit of lacing but not much
S: surprisingly there is little aroma considering the amount of hops it must have taken to get to 140 IBUs
T: all grapefruit and not very complex - some pith, a lot of zest and no juice
F: finish is more harsh that I would prefer
O: Not bad but not worth making a trip for.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

From a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: Light, clear copper; head settles quickly, some lacing; good retention of a thin layer of head throughout the taste.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit and malt. Strong hop smell on this one.

Taste: Lots of floral and pine flavor up front. BItter citrus, like lemon mixed with bitter orange dominates the wash.

Feel: This is a strong single IPA, and has little bit of a syrupy mouthfeel, but not heavy. Definitely a medium on the body.

Overall: A very assertive IPA that bunches above its weight in hop power. I think it's very good, but rated it just short of outstanding (I should have taken 2 weeks away from IPAs after the Heady Topper). In smaller doses this works well and satisfies, but for more than a pint the bitterness could get in the way (or maybe not…).

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of joe1510
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$8.99 6-Pack
Short's Brewpub - Bellaire, MI

"A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth"

Huma Lupa Licious is copper, hazy, and turbid with some tangerine highlights. The head rises easily to a respectable cap that becomes craggy and has a dirty white eggshell sheen. Intricate, scrub-your-glass, chunky lacing gets left behind after each drink. That's purty.

Candied orange and grapefruit peel are the dominant hop characters with orange overtaking. A touch of pine that borders on herbal runs through the middle and random citrus pops up here and there. The hop profile is slightly muddled but mouthwatering none the less all over the top of a dry biscuity base. A touch of toast maybe but biscuit dominates.

The flavor is more substantial than the aroma. Biscuity malt lies down a base for a big, bitter, citrus and pine hoppiness. The grapefruit and orange, bitter in this case as opposed to sweet in the nose, run from beginning to end with some herbals and pine sneaking in for show. There's actually a large malt presence, although pale, but the bitterness is so large that it obliterates the malt.

Again, big hop bitterness. My lips are halfway numb. The body is moderate and has a nice silky feel with mellow carbonation that's not noticeable pushing the beer along. The bitterness continues to grow.

This beer came to the Chicago market for a couple months back in the day and I bought it constantly. This is the first time I've had one in a year or two and it's as good as I remember. Bold flavor and bitterness but still manages to walk the line of drinkability.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of larryarms847
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is golden yellow that pours a thin head. Slight orange hues.

Smells of grapefruit, orange, and lemon zest.

Oh my hops! Definite grapefruit and orange zest, wonderfully hoppy.

Mouthfeel is hop bitterness with slight citrus and it is wonderful.

Overall one of my favorite IPAs

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 2,230 ratings.
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