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Short's Bourbon Huma | Short's Brewing Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon Huma is our best-selling American India Pale Ale aged in bourbon barrels for up to 9 months. An initial malt sweetness is replaced with flavors of charred oak and sweet vanilla, followed by the standard Huma hop punch to the palate. This new combination creates the sensation of sipping on a sweet bourbon that finishes like a bitter hop theme park in your mouth.

Added by MbpBugeye on 07-25-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
66
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
27.14%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by SaisonRichBiere:
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4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Ashley's in Westland, MI.

Appearance- Slightly hazy golden copper, with some agitated spring water bubbling going on, with a creamy 1/4 inch of head. Tons of webby lacing hangs out on the glass.

Smell- Smells like a strawberry shortcake. Straight up. Syrupy fruity, sharp and tangy strawberry note, honey, big biscuity malt undertone.

Taste- Big tangy hop attack, Canadian whiskey smoothness, citrusy, grassy hops, caramel, and acidic mineral water. A bit of yeasty, malty note, before a smooth big, charred bourbony smooth finish. Complex, but very direct bourbon + IPA combo.

Mouthfeel- Smooth and creamy from start to finish, with a hint of bourbon burn on the palate.

Overall- This is a great example of a bourbon barrelled IPA, and a Michigan gem. Very well balanced between the bourbon bite, and the hop bite. One of Short's brewing's best. If you have a chance to get it, try it. This is a no BS brew. How it should be done.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of larryarms847
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rusty copper color with a thin layer of head and noticeable alcohol legs.

Citrusy and piney hops with a touch of caramel and noticeable bourbon heat.

While lesser in aroma, the caramel and toffee like sweetness comes out more in flavor with bourbon and oaky notes and some citrus and pine on the back end.

Medium-bodied, low carbonation, slightly hot and boozy.

Overall, not bad at all but a little hot.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of minterro
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes at Crunchy’s

Leftovers from the “Short’s Night”

A & S: candy sweetness is very strong but not complex. Mostly clear light copper colored beer. Decent lacing.

T & M: Smokey and sweetened malt. Hints of bourbon and woody tones are prevenlent but more background. Moderately bittering in the finish, semi dry. Medium bodied, sharp carbonation

O: Thought it was an interesting idea (the reason I tried it) but I didn’t think that it was better then the original. And so the saying goes “if it aint broke, don’t fix it”

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of liquidcraft
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this a couple different times and I'm a fan. It starts like a fresh IPA and segues nicely into a smooth, soft aged beer; interesting. So many barreled beers have that unmistakable mellowed character from sitting in a cellar for however long, but this is a classic mullet. Crisp up front, long and smooth in the back, dipped in bourbon. The vanilla and oak at the tail end of the drink leave a nice aftertaste, making drinking a breeze. Can't hate on the price either, I think it was $4.50 or something for a tulip at Hopcat when they had it.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a bright copper/amber color with a bit of white head on top.

S: The nose is much more IPA forward than I was expecting. Good piney hops along with some hints of citrus. Not really all that much bourbon, perhaps just some oak and vanilla notes.

T: Again, the bourbon really isn't noticeable here. I pick up a slight bit of oak and tannins, but not that usual booze and sweet vanilla. Still a fair amount of pine to it, maybe a touch of sweetness at points. A hint of diacetyl on a couple sips, too.

M: The body is medium with a pretty good level of carbonation that pricks the tongue.

D: Overall, not bad, but I still prefer IPAs to be as fresh and free from -bals as possible.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of justinp444
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip it has a dark orange body with a slight beige foamy white head. Smell of bourbon, citrus, grass, earth, some slight floral, lemon, grapefruit, and vanilla. Taste is spice, vanilla, lots of dry oak, lots of bourbon, citrus, lemon, grass, earth, biscuit malt, little bit of toffee and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth creamy and full with a medium to full body and moderate carbonation. A nice bourbon barrel IPA but nothing mind blowing, nor my favorite, not really worth the price in my opinion. It has a lot of flavors but they don't mix that well and the bourbon is too much especially with the oak woody flavor that dominates the aftertaste, not especially sweet quite bitter but not as hop forward or balanced as I'd hoped.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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Short's Bourbon Huma from Short's Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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