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Shorts Bourbon Barrel Huma-Lupa-Licious
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   ABV: -
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3397) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
From very old notes - Well, apparently I didn’t write much about this one, but there’s a rating and I thought it was very good. Full bodied. Big, bitter hop flavor with citrus. Long, bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Orange-golden pour with an off-white head. Nice, big citrus hop bitterness well balanced with a bourbon sweetness, Excellent stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
Tap: Golden-amber with rusty orange tints; mild haze throughout, topped with a weak head that lasts as a foamy white film & collar. Aroma is largely floral, like a flower patch. Hoppy perfume, mild caramel, big vanilla, & a gushing, tangerine fruitiness. Not much bourbon explicitly, but lots of reminders of spicy oak & vanilla. The flavor is definitely more barrel-heavy... The first sip stings with bitter hop perfume, spicy tannins, ashy hop leaves, rose pedals, leading to a warming, bourbon-laden finish. Warmth opens up mild notes of bitter citrus peel & tangerine zest, but the aftertaste is still dominated with florals, wood, & bourbon. Mild vanilla & a hint of toffee malt present at times. Not bad, a decent attempt at a polarizing style that I’m still not a huge fan of. I’d honestly rather just have regular Huma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (428) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap at Ashley’s Bourbon Barrel Takeover on March 25. The pour is a foggy dark gold with a nice foamy white head and some sporadic lacing. The aroma is really big on hops. The citrus rolls through and fades to a good maltiness toward the back end. There is definitely a bourbon quality to this, but not as much vanilla as you might expect from it. The flavor is similar. There is a good citrusy hoppiness and a mild malty caramel character. The bourbon is a little lacking in the flavor, which is a bit of a hindrance here. The mouth feel is decent for an IPA, and it’s like the bourbon barrel has taken some of the carbonation out. The aftertaste is a bit grassy, with a lingering booziness

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Lots of bourbon, lots of hops. Vanilla, caramel, light floral aromas. Less abundant flavors, which get a little muddy on the palate. All in all, however, a very flavorful beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Un peu difficile à suivre, le bourbon chevauche un côté herbacé, correct.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1089) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Draft at crunchy's tap takeover. Medium brown with thin head. Sweet and vanilla aroma. Bourbon and sweet. All the hardcore bitterness has been tamed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest. amber with small head. i’m still not sure what to make of bourbon aged ipas, but this seems to work pretty well. not a subtle beer in any regard. big hops and substantial bourbon flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (330) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
On tap Blackthorn Pub...Holly,MI. Huge sudsy head and enormous aromas of pine, vanilla, and oak. I thought this was much more bitter and less floral than regular Huma, but not in an unpleasant way. This is good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skakapa (52) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2012
Clear dark golden and a slowly disappearing thin head. Some toffee and vanilla, pine and citrus. Surprisingly fresh (can’t make out a production date) and a good lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.


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