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

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90
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2,236 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:
2,236
Reviews:
727
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
449
For Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,236 |  Reviews: 727
Photo of cjgiant
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle, no data:
Pours hazy to almost cloudy gold, and if I had to choose a hue, I'd say yellow. Sustaining head, splotchy vertical streaks of lacing.

Nose is a lightly floral accented grapefruit, pith included.

Earthy opening that is mostly void of malt, but not completely. Medium light pin-pricks of carbonation. A little lemon rind note ends the suspense. The lemon doesn't leave, but a more typical pith and pine follows, and takes center stage. There's perhaps a light herbal note here, too, but it might be the greenness of the pine.

This beer improved, as many do, with warmth. The bitterness at the end gained more definition, luckily in a good way. The opening gained just an ever so slight extra malt presence, as well (still a hop forward beer, to me). Sure it would be a regular purchase if I could get it regularly.

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Photo of Makena_Johnson
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: hazy, arm-and-hammer-orange-mixed-with-sunflower-petal color, half-inch beige head, solid lacing

S: citrus, raw brown sugar, pine tar

T: Balanced! Bitterness on the back of the mouth reminiscent of good boot leather whiskey flavor. Sugary and thin on the front of the tongue. All of that in the best way. A favorite.

M: thick, hearty, satisfying

O: this wasn't brewed by wannabes, that's for sure. a perfectly balanced, yet unique, favorite

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle on April 14, 2017. Lots of bitter hop aromas and flavors in this one. Feel is medium in body with a dry finish. If you like high IBU beers, I would recommend trying this.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of milwaukee512
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gravewalker
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uncleotis
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hackattack
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is for me another lucky stab at assembling the best... choose your variety 6 pack. Light carbonation/ golden color with medium lacing. Taste is a sweet and hoppy bitter yet smooth malt notes that make this an awesome brew! I wish I had more than one of these.......all gone now...almost.

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Photo of Timc32
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackStoutsMatter
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy like a New England IPA. Very drinkable. Would buy again. Worth cloning.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours light hazy gold. Medium, thick, white long lived head

Smells light tropical and citrus. Bready malt and light pine

Tastes citrus and bready malt. Finishes dry with a long bitter pine linger. Medium body with smooth medium carbonation

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Photo of Bammer21
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stanale
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.44/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Honey golden, 2 fingers.

Lots of tropical hop, albeit maybe a bit spoilt. Some odd sweetness, and cracker, banana.

Quite a bit of herb and spoIiled tropical hop. Tough biscuit and cracker malts. Hard to finish.

A bit thin on the feel. Mild carbonation.

Not a good ipa. Yick.

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Photo of AlexManiacDrunkard
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MargotDarko
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tend to not like Short's. I find them a little too "out there" at times. This though is a super tasty bitter but balanced IPA. Smells so good and the taste mostly follows. The aftertaste is nice as well though a little overpowering. An appealing head formed and stuck around for a while in my tulip glass.

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Photo of muchos
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDJersey
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,236 ratings.
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