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
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:
2,238
Reviews:
727
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
449
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 2,238 |  Reviews: 727
Photo of Yancey82
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.03/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gemini6
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Bammer21
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 6 pack in Ann Arbor this past weekend.
Numbers on the bottle read: 4121168102114, what ever that means. I just hope its fresh.

A- About medium in color for an IPA. Quite cloudy. I ranges from pale gold in the highlights to a burnt orange in the thick parts of the glass. Sticky, average sized head sticks around heartily and leaves rings of lace.

S- Certainly smells fresh. Lots of candy like citrus hops. Its very tropical and "midwestern". I love this style of IPA the most. Pineapple, mango, flowers, pollen, pine. It smells like there is cascade in here. The malt bill doesnt do a whole lot to the smell.

T- Pretty strongly hopped and quite bitter but the malts kick in and let you know this isnt an Imperial. Mostly bitter and piney hops. Its quite bitter throughout. This isnt necessarily what I am looking for in this beer at this time. I would like to see more fruits and a bit of a toning down on the bitterness.

M- Decent mouthfeel but maybe a touch too watery. Its really just nothing special in the feel.

D- The intense bitterness is hurting the drinkability right now. The lower ABV should allow this beer to be really drinkable but the bitterness is kinda wrecking it for me right now. This is a beer you have to be in the mood for.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TurboBrew
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of speedvagen
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwinship83
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle picked up during a weekend trip through michigan. drank out of my sierra nevada hop tulip glass

A- this one pours out a darkish hazy golden colored body with a small layer of bright white head on it. the head lasts for a long time and leaves rings of lacing behind.

S- faint caramel and toffee malts and a huge rush of hops. very piny and citrusy.

T- the taste is equally as unbalanced as the smell. a little bit of sweet caramel and toffee malts upfront, and then a barrage of hops. lots of citrus and pine resin. grapefruit. some earthy notes as well.

M- medium bodied and well carbonated. very bitter and leaves the mouth feeling dry. no complaints here.

D- a great IPA and something id love to have on my local shelves. more please, this one is great

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Photo of sposter4
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soupyman10
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap before and was excited to see that Shorts has started distributing to SE Michigan.

Clear copper beer with a two finger white head on top and just a touch of lacing.

Nose is big and delicious. Really well balanced - big caramel and dirty citrus hops all over the place. Nice smell, if not the biggest ever.

Flavor is likewise, but with huge hops all over the place. Hops are floral and drying. Malt is there but quite mild. This is a well hopped brew. Citrus and a touch of apricot. Really nice flavor.

Good body with nice busy carbonation.

A really nice, tasty IPA. A hop bomb, especially compared to most Midwest versions.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like peas

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Photo of jp32
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The malt backbone is very prominent in this IPA. Enough so that the ale has a sweet, slick mouthfeel, and it leaves sticky lacings throughout the glass. I would almost think they brewed it with honey. It's hop profile is very present as well. Pungent, earthy, piney, bitter hops. It's a unique IPA. It's not like the rest of 'em. And I like that about it. It's more malt-forward than I was expecting it to be, but it still has all the hops I want.

Very solid offering from a very underrated brewery!

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Photo of Massbmx
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mecmd
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Viperman1316
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsolutely
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An absolute dream for any hop lover. Although perhaps "over the top" for some, I think it's my favourite beer, ever!

Clear amber with decent carbonation and head, but limited lacing. Beautiful hops and tropical fruits in the aroma, followed by a multi-faceted flavour that covers the full spectrum from the sweetness of caramelized malts and pineapple / mango to the lingering bitterness of a brilliantly hopped finish.

I've enjoyed this beer in several different towns and pubs, from both taps & bottles. The quality has been consistent and the beer wonderful. I am now enjoying one of the last bottles I brought back from Michigan - much older than it should be - and am absolutely stunned that it's as good as I remember...

A pilgrimage to "the upper peninsula" is in order!

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Photo of rodlavers
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, no visible bottling date, but there is a code on the bottom that I am unable to discern. My buddy just brought this back from MI, so I am assuming, one way or the other, that it's relatively fresh. Pours a really bright and hazy creamsicle orange with an equally bright white head. Head disappears pretty quickly, to almost nothing on the surface, but the lacing on the glass is decent, lots of little bubbles and interesting looking webbing.

Smells almost tart, with loads of malt and citrus up front, almost too much malt for my liking, but still good. It's super effing hoppy, for sure. I get a bit of sweetness as it warms up a bit. There's also some natural grassy/wheat aromas that become noticeable after a few minutes of warming up.

Taste is similar, very hoppy, very crisp, tart even, with malt dominating. Pine plays a small role, but overall I get a really hoppy pulpy malt/citrus flavor. I also get similar natural flavors of grass and wheat as well here. It's good, for sure.

Feels very crisp, but resinous as well. It's sharp and carbonated, biting and lingering. Basically what the label says: A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth, which is a bit overbearing, yet still enjoyable.

Overall this a very hoppy IPA with a huge malt presence. It's big, but at 6.something percent ABV, I could prob enjoy a few of these, but likely not much else.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ahbithwabm
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of RobertColianni
2.83/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Short's Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale from Short's Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,238 ratings.
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