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:
2,229
Reviews:
725
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
446
For Trade:
10
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Photo of Ryan011235
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Parkbrau Pils glass on 6/13/12

Many thanks to beesy for sharing this and several beers he acquired from Michigan.

This is a cloudy beer, which casts a deep appearance through the golden orange colored beer. An aggressive pour resulted in but a finger's worth of foam. Patchy, soapy retention and lace.

Ripe notes of lemon and orange peel take hold of the aroma, backed by piney hops and oily notions. A faint herbal presence seems a bit at odds with the lemon. Tangerine juiciness as the beer opens up. Clean cracker and a hint of sugar cookie make up the malt side of things.

The flavor is titled toward piney hop crackle, at least up front. Some zesty citric tidings are in there, too. The middle finds modest sweet biscuit and a hint of dusty yeast way in the back. The finish turns very dry and bitter; it's like grapefruit bitterness, without grapefruit flavor.

The feel is in medium territory with ample, pointed carbonation that accents the snappiness of the hops. There is a resinous feel, too. Lingering residuals are fairly brief.

Overall impression: Aside from whatever that herbal twinge is, I rather like this one. I picked up a six pack several years ago, but I don't remember much about it. I'm happy to have a chance to give it a proper shake.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of markmiller
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received from trade with Eric, thanks!

Medium amber with nice foaming tinged head and a bit of lacing.

Nose is full of big perfume-y hops and some malt. Not really citrus, more flowery to me. With pine and sweetness.

After the first sip, the balance of this beer really shines. The sweetness is there and the raw resinous hop bitterness joins. Finishes dry.

The mouthfeel is average, medium to thin. I would have like a little more chewiness to this, its rather dry and crisp bitter.

I'd like to try this on tap if it's available, but I can't get it around me. Above average IPA, but there are ones I'd choose over this. (but not many)

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of megahurts4
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Shorts Huma Lupa Licious IPA
on tap at the Holiday Inn in Alpina, MI

Appearance: amber-brown, medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: pinecone sweet hops and malty goodness.

Taste: lots of yummy hops and bitter grapefruit with a malty touch at the end.

Mouthfeel: medium and bitter.

Overall:
This is a good IPA. Loads of good fairly malty flavor. It is a must try for IPA fans.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Eric for the hookup

Pours a dark amber with a quarter inch of a loose white head. There is almost no lacing, haze, or sediment. The nose is slightly hoppy with a lot of malty sweetness. The hops aren't particularly citrusy, more resiny and earthy. The beer drinks with major sweetness upfront followed by a dry residual bitterness. I like the sweetness, but they could have done a lot more with their hops. Once the beer warms the sweetness becomes more pronounced & helps to balance out the beer's intense bitterness.
I would probably pass on trying this beer in the future.

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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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4/5  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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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 2,229 ratings.
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