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

BA SCORE
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2,218 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:
2,218
Reviews:
721
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
440
For Trade:
11
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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hillind
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MCJiggles
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dg12
4.82/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of toddstolarski
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of koerns311
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First impression is a toffee like maltiness....that fades quickly and is hard to find again as the onlslaught of hops hits...140 IBU's and this one feels like it. Pine, unsweetened grapefruit on the flavor...pine and tobacco on the aroma...

A no holds barred IPA loaded with bitterness. Too sharp for my tastes but some will really enjoy the edge to this.

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Photo of EuellGophar
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light copper color with a finger of head. The nose is more malty than hoppy. The malt bill remains potent in the flavor profile but the hop bitterness asserts itself nicely on the finish.

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Photo of TomMorris
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jancona
2.39/5  rDev -40.5%
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 bubseymour
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic IPA. The hops showcase one of the most earthy and floral sweet smelling and tasting IPAs I've had to date. Some bitterness in the finish but not enough to make it too much. Was a really nice welcome change in taste for an IPA. Definitely will try to find Shorts again if I'm out of state.

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Photo of Eman17
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigRed10
4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
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 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of micropale
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngEo
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moodyxc9
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1424IpA
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head with decent retention.

Smell: An earthy and juicy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus and grass. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, and lemon. Earthy hop scent of grass and pine. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker with yeast. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and juicy hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit and grass. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, and tangerine. Earthy hop notes of grass and pine along with some vegetal notes. Backing malt notes of caramel, grains, and cracker along with some yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and somewhat oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good IPA. Nice mix of juicy citrus and grassy hop flavor.

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Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 2,218 ratings.
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