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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
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2,257 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:
#2,934
Reviews:
729
Ratings:
2,257
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
459
Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of WanderingFool
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Huma Lupa Licious pours a clear amber with a two-finger creamy white head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass.

The aroma has notes of caramel malt, bread, orange citrus and pine. It's not a very strong aroma and leans toward the malt side.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma. It begins with orange/grapefruit citrus and a little pine. The hops are balanced with some sweet caramel malt and a little bread. A touch of tropical fruit is also present. It finishes bitter with some earthy grass flavors. Once gone the citrus and caramel sweetness lingers on the palate.

A nicely well balanced beer that's a little funky in the flavor. Descent everyday IPA.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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

About 2+ months old from the bottle date, so please take that into consideration.

Pours a nice dense orange with 1 finger of head. A lot of streaming bubbles, and a lot of lacing.

I can smell the hops with only a crack of the cap. Smell is citrus and grassy. Get a dank, grassy, weed like smell.

Taste is very bitter. It get nice citrus hops taste that quickly gives way to bitterness. The bitterness almost takes away from the overall taste because its too lingering.

I was looking for an over the top hoppy beer and this delivered.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of SerialTicker
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, MI.

Appearance: A very hazy orange color. Lacing is very nice on this one.

Smell: Dominantly pine aromas, though there is some citrus in there as well. A pleasant IPA, but not the best smelling one I've had.

Taste/feel: Much like the smell -- a lot of the piney, earthy aromas come through in the taste, and there's very little citrus. The finish is also pretty intensely bitter, I found, and there's no real balance. There's some malt there, but this is an IPA for the hopheads, no doubt. The feel is probably the stand out, as it is very smooth, and quite creamy. I had this straight out of a fresh, just-put-in keg, so I feel like I had this beer as fresh as possible, basically.

Not my favorite IPA (just a bit too bitter and unbalanced for my liking), but I'd most definitely have it again, as it's an extremely solid Short's beer. One of their best year rounders, without a doubt.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a hazy orange in color with a finger of head which left behind some sticky lacing all over the place. a piney, grapefruit malt heavy sweet scent. the flavor, much like the smell is malt heavy. i believe this is because it was sitting at my friend's house for a couple months. a nice earthy bitterness with a huge citrusy grapefruit punch. medium body with high carbonation, very sticky on the lips. overall, this is a SOLID beer. i'd love to try it fresh, but as is, it's a wonderful beer.

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4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Short's Huma-Lupa-Licious IPA...
WOW another great IPA..bam to the mouth with flavor..
Grapefruit/Malt/Pine/did i say GRAPEFRUIT..
Fizzy, sharp, smart with a nice swallow and no linger of hops..
YUM and FUN!
I was the only one at a super bowl party that liked it...IPS Haterz!
Abv 6.9

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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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 2,257 ratings
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