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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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2,255 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:
#2,931
Reviews:
729
Ratings:
2,255
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
457
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 2,255 |  Reviews: 729
Photo of Rihup
2.69/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of justintcoons
2.66/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.

Appearance
Golden yellow with 2 fingers of loose white head. Light haze with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Grapefruit, pine, candied orange, dank, damp, and earthy.

Taste
Grapefruit zest and dried pine needle. Light candy sugar and honey backbone. Earthy florals and onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, bitter, and dry as a bone.

Overall
Very traditional grapefruit and pine. Bitter and dry.

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Photo of Longstaff
2.6/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Took a chance on this during Short's recent dump and run tour of MA beer stores.

Very faint tropical hops with a little rotten cantalope and mushroom aroma. Lack of strong hop aroma followed through to the flavor and was left with just a substantial grassy/pithy bitterness. Good malt girth that lended some balance though. After letting warm up I can detect some phenolic weirdness in the background. Not sure if age or an oncoming infection of some sort is causing this to be bland and lifeless. Who knows, this could have been good if it was in good shape, but only worthy of sucking down fast to pad my alcoholic intake at this point. A reminder of why I hardly ever buy commercial bottled IPA's anymore.

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Photo of Smk54
2.59/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I do not like to give bad reviews. Poured from 12oz bottle into a goblet. Medium Amber color with decent head and lacing. Moderate bread and mild citrus notes. Mixed malt and hop flavors. Very unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Too much malt for an IPA. Not a beer I can recommend.

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Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

One of the worst IPA's Ive had. It's a little too sour for me, and it tastes like grass. The beer has a hard tough finish that's just blahhh. Not a very pleasant beer to drink with the other options on the market. I could barley finish it, and contemplated pouring it out with every sip.

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Photo of thickgirth
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of CDubbs75
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

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 Mattmiller21
2.48/5  rDev -38.6%

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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.44/5  rDev -39.6%
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 jancona
2.39/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This was a big disappointment for me. The nose is rotten mint with hints of malt - unfortunately the taste follows: an odd mix of mint, celery, and malt. Feel is on the thin side. I tried two different bottles to see if I just got a bad one - nope. Not for me.

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Photo of bmcmahon1024
2.34/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of litheum94
2.3/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. No bottling dates.

Bright, golden body with a one-finger, off-white head. Settles to a patchy cover with some lacing on the glass.

Sweet aromas of brown sugar and honeysuckle, with some pine resin in the background. Some citrus as well.

Light lemon and spice up front. Cracker malts with lots of carbonation combine for a dry mouthfeel. Biting hop bitterness with lots of astringency. It completely dries the mouth out, leaving a lingering metallic and medicinal taste.

The finish is pretty nasty tasting. There is way too much astringent bitterness here, with no balance. Not a well made IPA.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.23/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Gold amber, moderate frothy head, with lacing like an ancient castle's worth of cobwebs.

Smells like raw broccoli, body odor, and pine. As it warms, it even starts to smell like cooked peas with salt and pepper.

Tastes like asparagus covered in resin.

This sucker is very bitter. I can see this satisfying an elite few who have survived many generations of consuming poisonous plants. I, however, find this to be a very disturbingly off-putting beer.

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Photo of Isoruku
2.18/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Yuck. A very nasty, unpleasant beer that in no way is like any IPA you have ever experienced - which, as you may have deduced, is not a good thing in this case. Huma-whatever is an IPA that should never have been brought to market.

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Photo of PhilsPils
2.06/5  rDev -49%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a very chill-hazed gold. The aroma seemed fine with pine notes and citrus. Then the first taste revealed this "whang" that I will not be able to properly identify but it definitely isn't nice. I think of dirty mop water or even sewer gas. Rotting vegetables, perhaps. It's bitter for sure but I could take that if it was clean-tasting. Drain pour for sure. This will be my last Short's. Too many misses for the few hits.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of acostuhhh
2/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of beerhawk41
2/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of rinhaak
2/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of thatdavegy
2/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of garuda
2/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of THoffner
1.72/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Pillowburn
1.5/5  rDev -62.9%

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,255 ratings
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