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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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:
#3,042
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
2,264
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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466
Trade:
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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.89/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

One of my favorites

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

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4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange gold color with a 2 finger dense bone-white head

The aroma is a pleasant blend of biscuit malt, caramel and citrus.

The taste is a strong yet balanced blend of caramel malt and citrus hops up front. Midway through it turns peppery as the moderately strong bitterness kicks in. It finishes with a smooth sweet malt flavor and a lingering bitterness.

The feel is very soft and smooth - like silk really - from the lupulin powder. It makes a big impact on the beer and I think augments well the flavor profile.

I have to admit that I am not a huge west coast IPA guy but this is a superbly well crafted beer and absolutely worth a try.

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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of Short's best

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Photo of GtBoros
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Aroma of flowers is fabulous! Instantly hits your nose then the nice bitter rounded flavor. Perfect ale. Bitter hops and floral taste. Very alcoholic

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3.29/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Bottled 9/13/17

Amber color, clear, with a huge, sticky, foamy head and tons of lacing.

Pine and lemon hops for miles on the nose.

An enormous amount of bitter, hoppy pine with a small, sweet malt presence.

Medium mouthfeel and slightly high carbonation.

Overall a bit too much pine resin flavor for me but decent beer.

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

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 2,264 ratings