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

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-a deep golden with a fingers worth of white head that sticks to the glass

S-Hops dominate the smell with pine, citrus, and grapefruit. A malt breadiness is well hidden behind the hops, but does sneak through

T-HUGE amount of hops, the bitterness seems to be masking any other taste. A light malt biscuit like taste comes out, but for the most part it is all bitter hops.

M-medium body, moderate carbonation, very dry, bitter finish that lingers

Too bitter for me, the bitterness hides any other flavor which takes away the drinkability in my mind.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of rdoggg
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smi69
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of granger10
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliant coppery color with a flourescent orange hue. Solid moderately sized head maintains well. Some lacing. Smell is quite resiny and intense. Reminds me of piney juice, if there is such a thing. There also seems to be lots of grapefruit flavors and a touch of a nutty toffee crunch. Taste doesn't match appearance or aroma. Really sharp hops and quite bitter. The flavor is decent but skewed. Malts seem fruity but never truly find their way. This is solid but a bit too sharp and a bit too watery. I liked the first half of my pint, the second half wore on me.

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

Serving type: 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance : golden color brew with a two finger head that has nice retention. Pleasant lacing clings to my glass.

Smell : lots of wonderful pine resin and evergreen aroms abound on the nose. Very inviting aroms.

Taste : Big flavors here and lots of hop bitterness that lingers aroud on my tongue for a long time. The malts take a back seat to the hops in this brew.

Mouthfeel : A medium bodied brew with medium carbonation

Overall : I very much enjoyed this brew. Definitely does the style justice. Worth seeking out

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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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

Photo of albern
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

If you live outside the Great Lakes area, this beer may be a bit difficult to find. The brewer's website shows a map where the beer is distributed, and it is a fairly local beer. It helps to have friends who bring you beer samples of the local craft beers. The beer pours a slighly hazy orange amber color from a thick, slightly syrupy pour. There is a slight foamy white head, that doesn't retain long after, and a touch of lacing. The nose on the beer is the high point. This beer has a very enticing aroma. The estery hop oils really pop through, there are orange bursts from the hops, some nice florals, in the pine and grapefruit families, with some biscuity malts coming through underneath.

This IPA is a fine beer, but it lacks some of the estery and oily hop character present in the aroma. The hop is quite drying, very leafy and grainy, more bitter than bittering, and the nice florals just don't come through as one would have hoped. It is a good IPA, and there is a nice acerbic and biting grapefruit like mouth puckering tartness. The balance is a bit off, and the biscuity malts that should underlay this IPA are a touch thin. The 7% ABV is well hidden, with no residual throaty burn, nor an oily mouthfeel. This is a refreshing IPA, not perfect, a touch imbalanced, with I am sure a very substantial IBU rating. Worth getting that friend in the Great Lakes area to bring you a sample. L'Chaim.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Cresant
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was hazy and the color was yellow/butterscotch. The head was modest despite a vigorous pour. Creamy yellowish/tan that settles to a fine film.

The smell was sweet citrus and gritty organic leafiness. Pungent earthiness. Yummy.

The taste was slightly sweet and citrusy up front but finished with a nice biting bitterness. Green and drying. I have wanted to try this for a while and it does live up to the hype. Very well made and very drinkable. Classic AIPA.

The mouthfeel was medium to light in body. On the light side in the carbonation department.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a pint glass

A - Pours a glowing orange color with a 2 finger head that holds its ground and provides exceptional lacing.

S - Earthy grass, spicy grapefruit, dank herbal notes, sharp and peppery. Small hints of malt aroma.

T - Follows the nose with with juicy citrus, dank herbal, and sticky green hops. The hops are spicy and green showcasing solid bitterness. Light caramel malt shows up but the hops punish with a dry grassy bitterness. Finishes herbal and dry.

M - Medium carbonation and body, crisp and sharp feel, very dry finish.

The first beer from Short's and I have to say well done. This is a no holds bar full flavored IPA with copious amounts of bitterness. A dry crisp inish closes out very nice. Glad I got a chance to try this.

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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small, fluffy off-white head. Head reduces to a foamy off white cap and leaves great lacing on the glass.

Great hop aroma. Floral, citrus and piny hops are all here and are balanced nicely by some caramel malt. There is a lot going on in the nose in regards to hop character yet none stands out head and shoulders above the others. Slight floral aroma hits first and is quickly followed by a great citrus and tropical fruit combination. Pine comes on in the back end and there is a good dose of it too. There is a slight caramel malt that pulls it all together. Something tells me that there must be more than a "slight" amount of malt if it comes through amongst all these hops.

There is definitely a dank and resinous quality in the nose towards the end but it doesn't quite prepare you for the bitterness that is in the taste. Not much of the floral hops that were in the nose but there are some juicy tropical and citrus hops, orange, tangerine and pineapple come to mind. Starts off slightly bitter with some piny hops followed by the does of fruity hops before an enormously bitter, resiny finish. The bitterness sticks to the tongue and stays put while providing an aftertaste of orange rind.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dries out a bit with the lingering bitterness but it still very smooth nonetheless.

Great hop aromas and flavors. Definitely a beer that is light and interesting enough for multiple pints. The bitterness may make some want to move on after one or two but a very enjoyable beer regardless.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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