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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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2,252 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:
#2,913
Reviews:
729
Ratings:
2,252
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
457
Trade:
10
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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Has a nice looking light copper color, though from the bottle I poured there wasn’t much of a head. The aroma is hops and the flavor is a ridiculous amount of hops. Finish is dry and there’s also some hints of floral sweetness. Has medium carbonation and a nice mouthfeel. Quite good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip

Appearance - Golden orange in color, about 1 finger white head, and just the slightest bit of haze.

Smell - Juicy tropical fruits, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, and roasty undertones from the malts not heavy on alcohol.

Taste - Grapefruit, mango, pineapple at first, moving on to a light roastiness, and there is also an underlying pine flavor that also contributes a nice bitterness from start to finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, refreshing and crisp.

Overall - Great beer to have available all the time. Shorts can certainly do no wrong with this beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer! Although I am sometimes turned off by heavily-hopped beers that don't have a good malt sweetness to balance the bitter, I am totally intrigued by the Huma. The exploding pine, citrus, grapefruit is so intense, and the bittering hops linger very pleasantly. Cheers to Short's, but please start distributing your goodness outside of Michigan.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

This one is all about the bitter! If you like you ipas balanced or even malty at all...This is not your ale. I have trouble with many of Short ' s offerings but this is one that I greatly enjoy. The ale pours an orange golden color with a light white head that gives way to a nice lacing. The nose on this one is all hops; citrusy, piney, and bitter. The taste completely follows that aroma. Bitter from start to finish. At the same time it is light on the mouth and very fresh and refreshing. A great hop forward ipa. Would love to see what Short ' s could make of this as a double/imperial.

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Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,252 ratings
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