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
84.3%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 2,244 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:
#2,816
Reviews:
727
Ratings:
2,244
Liked:
1,892
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
11.14%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
452
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,244 |  Reviews: 727
Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierguy5
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. Nice cloudy copper colored brew, with a thick off white head. The head retention is great. Near the end of the beer, there were some great sheets of lace covering the sides of the glass.

Bold citrus and pine hop aroma. A bit of caramel malt in the background, but make no mistake, this is one-sided.

Nice toasty, caramel malt flavor, followed by citrusy and piney flavors. Solid amount of bitterness, without being harsh. Lingering orange and peach flavor.

Good body. Very drinkable. Very solid.

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Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jplopez21
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of gopens44
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of aerozeppl
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light copper color with a quarter finger of white head with some sticky lacing.

S: The nose has that nice hop sweetness that reminds me of Alpha King. A touch of grapefruit but the nose does not really jump and and grab you though it is enjoyable.

T: The taste is nice and super balanced. The malt comes across nicely but the hops just are not there like you would want them in an IPA. More sweet than anything else. There is some bitterness in the finish. Don't get me wrong this is a good IPA but it lacked that wow factor for me.

M: A little on the thin side for me. Carbonation was nice.

D: Glad I grabber a sixer of this out in Boston. This is a solid IPA but it is the most boring IPA I have ever had because I know what they can do. They almost should not even make an IPA. That being said this is solid.

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Photo of jmg480
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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 stephensinner
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of spointon
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this from a 12oz brown bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A= This ale poured an almost clear orange color with gold highlights around the edges. The head was white and rose just about 1/2" before settling to a thin skim. Decent streaky lace down my glass.

S= Lots of honey, biscuity malt, and citrus hops in the nose. Just a hint of pine in there too. Very nice.

T= Like in the aroma, there was a big sweet malt and honey presence up front with a big hop wallop soon to follow. The hops were mostly of the west coast citrusy character, but there were some floral notes and a touch of pine in there too. Some decent tropical fruit esters helped round over the edges and made this seem very palanced for a hoppy IPA. The finish was dry and bitter as it should be.

MF= Medium body with a moderate carbonation and a tongue-coating feel.

D: Very nice beer here and extremely drinkable. I could session this all night and wish I had more regular access to this one...

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Cotton_27
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of randylangford
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Deschutes snifter. Thanks to stickman1220 for this one. No bottle date listed.

A: Pours a hazy bright orange color. Half finger of bright white tight bubbled head. Some carbo bubbles coming up sides of glass. Nice lacing sheets.

S: Smells really sweet. Fruity and yeasty. Also, smells like the normal Short's strain. Some grapefruit and peachy notes.

T: Their beers are just really interesting tasting. This one is pleasing for sure. Good hop bite on the tip of the tongue. Met but the malt bill an yeasty notes in the mid tongue. Again, tastes like a Short's beer. Crisp finish.

M: It's light bordering on medium bodied. Good mouth coat of fruity hops.

O: A solid B+ on this one. In the Short's that I have tried, I like this one the best because it's more sessionable then some of the other strange varieties.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VonZipper
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of larryarms847
4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is golden yellow that pours a thin head. Slight orange hues.

Smells of grapefruit, orange, and lemon zest.

Oh my hops! Definite grapefruit and orange zest, wonderfully hoppy.

Mouthfeel is hop bitterness with slight citrus and it is wonderful.

Overall one of my favorite IPAs

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.3% out of 100 with 2,244 ratings
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