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

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2,219 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:
2,219
Reviews:
722
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
442
For Trade:
11
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of LakersGotRings
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good overall hoppy flavor. Clean finish.

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.01/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Applebee’s just north of Grand Rapids
Server didn’t know anything about the beer except it was from Shorts, was named Humpalicious, and was supposed to be hoppy
Served in a 20 oz weizen glass, fortunately not frosted
Aroma – weak citrus, dies out
Head chopped at the bar, what remained was < two cm, off white, creamy with rocks
Lacing excellent – wide rings of tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear, effervescent
Flavor – basically begins bitter without much flavor, ends bitter with an aromatic chemical aftertaste
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Overall, not very appealing. Ended up leaving about six ounces that I couldn’t force down. Is it a bad beer? Don’t know how fresh it was since they sell mostly BMC stuff. I’ll try it again when I can get it at a known freshness level. For now:

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 2.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.25

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3.02/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A mouthful of hops with a totally bitter aftertaste. Pours an orangey amber in the glass. Hugely fragrant with a variety of hops, from flowery to piney.

Serious hop overdose. It's hard to rate this, since it seems so extreme. Resins and something medicinal. This might actually be a good hop concentrate to spice up that case of macro brews. A little oily and sharp in the mouth. Acidic, really. Hot and all hops, all the time. I have to go back to the old "Drinkability" rating and call it "not." Strictly for the those seeking the lash of the Hop Mistress.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.

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3.03/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready caramel malts and melon with some piney resiny hops.

The flavor is a little oxidized malt and a touch of fruit followed by a huge harsh tarry bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and watery.

Overall, a bitter IPA, but not that great. Didn't care for the oxidized notes, the watery texture or the harsh tarry unbalanced bitterness.

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3.03/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.04/5  rDev -24.4%

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 2,219 ratings.
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