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:
#2,845
Reviews:
728
Ratings:
2,248
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
455
Trade:
10
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,248 |  Reviews: 728
Photo of Eeroomnhoj
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a regular pint glass and a small amount of foam was to be head. The beer was tasty but a little bitter. Not sure I could drink more than one of these bitter bad boys. Bitter bitter bitter.

I'd drink it again. Did I say it was bitter?

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Photo of Slarson7
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilsPils
2.06/5  rDev -49%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a very chill-hazed gold. The aroma seemed fine with pine notes and citrus. Then the first taste revealed this "whang" that I will not be able to properly identify but it definitely isn't nice. I think of dirty mop water or even sewer gas. Rotting vegetables, perhaps. It's bitter for sure but I could take that if it was clean-tasting. Drain pour for sure. This will be my last Short's. Too many misses for the few hits.

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Photo of djchrismac
4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MCJiggles
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dg12
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of toddstolarski
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of koerns311
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First impression is a toffee like maltiness....that fades quickly and is hard to find again as the onlslaught of hops hits...140 IBU's and this one feels like it. Pine, unsweetened grapefruit on the flavor...pine and tobacco on the aroma...

A no holds barred IPA loaded with bitterness. Too sharp for my tastes but some will really enjoy the edge to this.

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Photo of EuellGophar
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light copper color with a finger of head. The nose is more malty than hoppy. The malt bill remains potent in the flavor profile but the hop bitterness asserts itself nicely on the finish.

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Photo of TomMorris
3.47/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jancona
2.39/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This was a big disappointment for me. The nose is rotten mint with hints of malt - unfortunately the taste follows: an odd mix of mint, celery, and malt. Feel is on the thin side. I tried two different bottles to see if I just got a bad one - nope. Not for me.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic IPA. The hops showcase one of the most earthy and floral sweet smelling and tasting IPAs I've had to date. Some bitterness in the finish but not enough to make it too much. Was a really nice welcome change in taste for an IPA. Definitely will try to find Shorts again if I'm out of state.

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Photo of Eman17
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigRed10
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a murky golden color with minimal head. The nose has a nice citrus aroma. It is not overwhelming. The taste is somewhat mellow on the hops at first, then the bite of the hops kicks in. Delicious, and I do enjoy the greater distribution of Shorts.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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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