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

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale AleShort's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.04/5
2,248 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:
#2,829
Reviews:
728
Ratings:
2,248
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
455
Trade:
10
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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mparrish85
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled date of 07/03/17

Appearance - Pours slightly hazed and burnt golden in color with a rocky, off-white, near two-finger width head. great retention, resulting in a thin, consistent layer of suds on the surface and building to a thick ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Citrus and floral hops with a big caramel malt undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange and floral hop flavor upfront and throughout. Caramel malt belly gives it a bit of a candied citrus taste. Backend gets bitter with a big pithy bite and some earthy wood character that lingers well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with slightly tingly carbonation. Kind of a bland texture with a dry finish.

Overall - Solid IPA but nothing particularly noteworthy. Certainly worth an occasional buy, especially if variety is limited at your place of purchase.

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Photo of Vlaminck
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eammon1920
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tankg
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lance_Pearce
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drh88
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crbnfbr
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brokenbarrel
3.26/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 Lahey
3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden color, quickly dissipating head on this beer. Smell isn't very pungent, like a lager with slight hop smell. The flavor is much more hoppy than the scent. Very crisp and butter, just lightly dank. Not much fruit, mostly pine flavor. I don't mind this beer, but I won't go out of my way for it. A nice lady at a store bought it for me after we talked about beer, so I'll cherish every drop. Overall, I just don't think I like shorts beer that much. I'm always open to have my mind changed though.

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Photo of SFNC
3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OGBoozin
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BamfBacon
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a nice golden amber color with a decent transparency about it and a nice moderately carbonation rising at a nice pace to feed the one fingered white foamy head. There is a nice somewhat trickling stringy lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell had a nice bitter to sweet hoppy (citrus-like to malty-like) flavoring running about my taste buds. There actually was no aftertaste but there was a dry bitter finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation had a nice assault on my mouth and tongue as a good AIPA should. Overall, this was a good AIPA well worthy of having again. There’s no disappointment here. This one delivers as it should.

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Photo of Hemlock4888
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MJPG
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer.

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Photo of bushbeer75
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Short's Huma Lupa Licious poured a medium gold color with a short but thick off-white head that faded slowly. The nose was dominated by flora hops and citrus. The taste begins with citrus and grassy hop bitterness. The malt then shows its self and helps balance the 5 different hop varieties. The aftertaste is hoppy but not 'overboard' thanks to the malt. The mouth feel is crisp, clean and smooth with a medium body and carbonation.

For this non-hophead, Huma Lupa Licious is tasty and quite drinkable thanks to the malt that helps balance all those hops.

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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 2,248 ratings
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