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
84.3%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 2,244 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:
#2,811
Reviews:
727
Ratings:
2,244
Liked:
1,892
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
11.14%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
452
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,244 |  Reviews: 727
Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head with decent retention.

Smell: An earthy and juicy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus and grass. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, and lemon. Earthy hop scent of grass and pine. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker with yeast. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and juicy hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit and grass. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, and tangerine. Earthy hop notes of grass and pine along with some vegetal notes. Backing malt notes of caramel, grains, and cracker along with some yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and somewhat oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good IPA. Nice mix of juicy citrus and grassy hop flavor.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.48/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JKG
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Church Key during Savior Week. Poured into a small snifter.

Huma Lupa is Stones Enjoy By without the huge aroma. Very good. Very drinkable. 4.25

A – Pours a clear golden with a minimal head (I was in a bar so could be the pour, won't subtract on the score). 4

S - Sweetness and aroma that matches the taste. 4.25

T - Nicely hoped. Resinous, grapefruit rind, a bit of grassy. 4.25

MF - Medium body with a dry finish. 4.25

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Photo of MrJuengling
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
2.49/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kardillamo
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's good, don't get me wrong, but I feel like this is one of those IPAs that takes the spirit of bitterness in beer and just takes it too far. It's got flavor and body, and its gorgeous, but the hops dominate in an uncomfortable way. It's a good beer, but that really gets my goat and its a trend in American beer I don't appreciate.

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

Photo of schifty_doo
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hendrick24
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RobAM
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good IPA. Check it out.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop insanity, but with enough complexity to keep me going back for more.

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Photo of IronLover
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orangish yellow in color with a thick, hazy, murky appearance. Poured with a short, sopy, bright white foam with decent retention. Medium high hop aromas: light floral, lemon rind, mint and vegetable. Medium bodied with light, creamy medium carbonation. Light warming sensation near the fiinish. Medium high hop herbal and mint hop flavors with floral notes. High hop bitterness powers through the middle to the end. Finished dryly with lingering herbal hop bitterness. This was bottled in February and had a heavy vegetal aroma and flavor when samples in March. A few months have helped temper the vegetal character, but it is still present. The herbal minty character provides a fresh flavor, but the bitterness is a touch high and out of balance for me.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwarsenal9
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 TrufflePig
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wgkutz
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.3% out of 100 with 2,244 ratings
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