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
Ranking:
#3,169
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
2,270
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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230
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Photo of ONUMello
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange, lots of bubbles and a two-finger head even with a slow pour
S: Fairly light with generic IPA hop/malt notes
T: Dry, dried malts, earth/green forward hops
M: Medium-bodied, dry
O: Not your typical citrus/pine IPA, more earthy & dry malts but still well-made & enjoyable

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Photo of strohme2
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewandbbq
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Pours clear gold with an inch plus of fluffy white that settles to a thick coating of rocky froth. Ringed lacing with torn corners.

Mildly aromatic with traces of pine, grapefruit, and biscuity malt. Hints of tangerine and spruce resin follow through.

Medium bodied with a crisp, drying mouthfeel.

Grapefruit pith, pine sap, and citrus oils start the palate. A solid, pressing bitterness steps forward along with a medium malt base and a bark-like earthiness.

Finishes with a lingering bitterness, light malt, and bright, earthy grapefruit.

Definately dissapointed by the aromatics, but the palate steps it up nicely. Quaffable enough but lacking by todays high IPA standards.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a murky golden color with minimal head. The nose has a nice citrus aroma. It is not overwhelming. The taste is somewhat mellow on the hops at first, then the bite of the hops kicks in. Delicious, and I do enjoy the greater distribution of Shorts.

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Photo of JoeMans
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SeattleBeerBlog
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poured into a white wine glass, pours a hazy dark copper with a white head that lasts a good length. Nice lacing and head but color is a bit to hazy and dark for my liking.

S- great nose! Pine, Citrus, grapefruit, orange, malt, lots of hops yum.

T- resinous, pine, earthy, grapefruit, bitter, and biscuit. not a rolling bitterness though, just kind of appears from nowhere at the end. Start is week middle is weak end is great.

M- medium body, nice carbonation,

O- this beer has a killer nose, one of the best but its color and flavor are a bit off for me, I would enjoy this fresh as opposed to part of their GABF temporary distribution in Denver. Good beer, but not world class by any means.

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Photo of koerns311
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawner
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber orange with a pure white firm and thick head.

Nose is perfumed pineapple with a floral character and a light lemon maple character.

Mouthfeel is rich and with a creamy character but nice feeling and hop heavy bitter in the balance. (Which I view as a positive characteristic).

Flavors are big bold assertive bitter pine with some underlying hints of cooked honey and green herbs and spices.

Finish is all bitter pine and pine resin. A luscious feeling and tasting beer with lots of nice character.

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Photo of masterofsparks
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to Devin for the opportunity to sample this.

The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty interesting and intense, showcasing considerable marijuana, skunky aroma, grapefruit frind and wet hay. On the palate, this beer is very dry, with a bitter honey fruit profile. There is very little malt detectable, and frankly this IPA could probably use some. Mouthfeel is at most medium bodied, with a long, dry, bitter finish. Drinkability is OK, with the alcohol pretty much unnoticeable. Still, this beer comes across as a hop bomb with very little else to offer, and ultimately it just wasn't a beer I really loved.

Reminds me very much of the Grant's IPA I had many, many years ago. Interesting to sample, but just not my cup of tea.

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Photo of SFC21
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber color. First whiff lets you know you are in for a hop bomb with big notes of pine sap and grapefruit. Super bitter flavor, with a lot more of the resins pine and grapefruit pith. Super dry finish with bitterness tht lingers forever. Well made beer but not for the faint of heart if you don't love bitter IPAs

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Photo of rxthree
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afksports
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm having this courtesy of the Michigan beer box my sister brought back for Thanksgiving. Thanks, Em!

Short's American IPA is a good one. It's murky amber color sits underneath persistent head and lacing. This is probably the headiest IPA I've ever poured. It smells like a standard IPA. Hops, a little roastiness, maybe some citrus tang. Taste is hop forward, like you would expect. Hops finish it too, and the malts try to peek through in the center. It's a well-built beer.

The carbonation keeps it full in the mouth on a medium body, and it's as drinkable as any other solid India Pale Ale. Wish it were my style.

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Photo of Myotus
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
LOOK: Pours with a half finger's worth of white foam that dissipates into a line after 1 minute and 10 seconds. Honey orange in color. There is a mix of medium, small, and very small rising bubbles. All are high in quantity (leaves me wondering why the head isn't bigger. Lacing is thick, but moderate.
SMELL: Strong sweet bready malt aromas entangle with subtle piney and floral hop aromas. This smells nothing like an American IPA, but remains a great smell, none the less.
TASTE: Tastes nothing like the smell. Strong piney hop flavors enter initially and are immidieately followed by mild sweet bready malts. Mild floral hop flavors continue this flavor symphony along with a subtle hop bitterness as previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Somewhere between medium-bodied and full-bodied. Subtly carbonated and goes down smooth. Has a moderately dry finish.

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Photo of Yetiman420
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this morning while in Grand Rapids. Drinking fresh this evening at home 6 hours away.

Consumed in a Unibroue tulip glass. Light copper color with puffy, one-finger white head that falls leaving a solid white film on the glass.

Initial aroma is sweet and fruity with perhaps a touch of floral.

First couple of sips have what I consider a dirty finish. I prefer the clean, crisp finishing IPA's. A couple of sips later my mouth is acclimated to the flavor and it's drinking better (I'm drinking this after a Short's pale ale).

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Photo of DaveOrama
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of jera1350
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden yellow with some haze
S: Pine, resin, grapefruit, orange peel, light caramel malt, pineapple, candied fruit
T: Medium bitter, grapefruit pith, pine, resin, bitter orange, very light tropical, sweet pineapple

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Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Dark mahogany in color, great off white head that keeps shape for awhile, and killer lacing. Impressive.

S: Not too overwhelming in any way or form, earthy hops in the front followed by a nice hit of sweet malt in the back.

T: Good hit of hops off the bat, then a subtle flow of mellow sweetness coming from the malt characteristics to round things off.

M: Creamy, with some stickiness on the intake. ABV blended well, good to whale down or taken gently.

O: An overall good two-way IPA that can please both sides. Definitely worth a shot if given the opportunity.

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Photo of fern22
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcneal6
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sonnens4
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: somewhat hazy/cloudy, dark golden-light brownish color

Smell: fruity, citrusy, pineapple, mango, orange

Taste: strong hop presence, but undertone hints of citrusy and fruity flavors (mainly mango/pineapple)

Mouthfeel: well balanced, smooth, medium body and slightly carbonated feeling

Overall: very good! a great all around IPA with great flavors, and a decent body but not overwhelming

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of EtOHMD
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle from a mixed Michigan six pack. I am not a huge fan of IPAs but I like this one. Clear golden orange color with thick white foamy head with tons of lacing. Very inviting appearance. Smell is of intense hops and pine. Taste is similar but also with a bit of citrus. Hops are strong up front but mellows out on the second half pleasantly. Alcohol is well hidden -- was surprised to see it's 7%. Could have a couple.

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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 2,270 ratings