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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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2,257 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:
#2,934
Reviews:
729
Ratings:
2,257
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
459
Trade:
10
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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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2/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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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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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazed amber color with a flash head and no lacing.
The nose is intensely floral with smaller amounts of pine and citrus. The flavor is boiled pine resin-centric and much less floral than the nose, although it does contain plenty of musty earth flavor. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation, smooth texture... and a very long extended pithy finish. It's a powerful and straightforward boiled hops freight train of alpha acids crashing into my palate. This bittering hop bomb doesn't really even bother trying to balance things out with the malt very well...and for that I score it lower than other similar bitterness level brews that did so with much more balance and intricacy.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Chilled and poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer pours out a semi-clear dark golden color with a ΒΌ" off-white head that recedes to a small ring around the glass and a patch of foam in the middle. Sipping leaves a sheet of lacing with lots of small speckles and a few legs. Even when the ring is gone, sipping leaves behind some sparse lacing.

Smell: The aroma is soft and contains both floral fruity hops (grapefrut, tangerine and lemon) with some nice rich caramel from the malt and some hints of pine. The aroma of this beer is like a complex, finely woven tapestry with no single strand more dominant than the others.

Taste: The aroma predicts the flavor but not the finish. There is strong bitterness from the hops showing off their orange zest, grapefruit peel and piney character. The underlying harshness is well balanced by the soft light toffee/caramel sweetness in the background that supports and carries the mix of hops forward across the palate.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and soft with very light carbonation. The finish is medium-long and begins with some sweetness present. That sweetness quickly fades out leaving a strong bitterness throughout as everything just fades slowly away. Interestingly the bitterness is neither all grapefruit nor all pine, it seems to be both at once and just takes over and then fades.

Drinkability: Very good drinkability and I could make an evening with this one. I surely will seek out and have this one again when I have the chance. BTW: Don't drink this one too cold as it will be all bitterness if you do.

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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 2,257 ratings
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