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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth
Huma Lupa Licious’ name derives from the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. It is Short’s best-selling India Pale Ale. Huma Lupa Licious is brewed with five different hop varieties, providing a punch to the palate. Between the beer’s abundance of hops, and the type of hops used in its creation, it has a delicious bitter taste and enticing citrus aroma. The hearty malt bill melds well with the hops for a perfect balance.

Huma Lupa Licious is the product of Joe Short wanting to create the ultimate IPA experience. Originally, Huma Lupa Licious was named Humulus Lupulus Maximus, and went through several recipe changes before settling on the recipe we know and love today.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3224) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/29/2014. Pours hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt balance; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around great complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoreleave (2) - Novato, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
A little malty, but still a great brew. I've come to enjoy IPAs from Michigan in a big way. The color and flavor are unique just like the attitude from this brewery. Keep impressing Shorts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisSc (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. bottled 1 month ago. Pours cloudy orange/copper with medium dissipating head. Aroma is heavy citrus- grapefruit, orange. Malty backbone. Resin. Taste is mildly bitter upfront, but it increases in the finish. Palate is medium body, thin texture. Long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Draft pour at Stella’s in GR. The nose is pine and sticky resin. A hoppy hoppy IPA that veers into hopslam style territory in bitterness but with less sweetness and restraint. Truly a favorite for hopheads - definitely not a beer to take lightly. Good stuff from Shorts

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to DrSilverworm - nose is resin, pine, and citrus, granted I’m a little stuffed up since I stopped taking my allergy meds. Malty backbone. Long and modetately bitter finish. Quite hoppy and I think the misses will enjoy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (778) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Golden orange color with off white head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, citrusy fruity and floral, light malty caramel too. Taste is sweet and heavy bitter, like the aroma, malty at the beginning, hoppy citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, floral notes. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation and bitter aftertaste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ZvexFan (2) - Verona, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
Greatest IPA known to man. Lace, body, aroma, it’s all there. I’ve had at least 60 IPA’s in my day and I always come back to this. Perfection in my book.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Poured in the glass it is a hazey golden color with a medium head. Aroma is very floral with some pine and citrus. The taste has some bitterness up front, pretty hoppy and also some pine, resin and some citrus. Pretty good finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle from Siciliano’s. Pours orange with a thick white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. I’m not getting much on the nose. Definite pine sol on the tongue. Finishes clean. It’s nice to have an IPA to cut through the phlegm.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (459) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 8, 2014
A gift from Amy. Bronze, clear with nice yellowish head. Mildly sour flower in the aroma. Malt, flower, sweet toffee. Really big grapefruit bitterness in the aftertaste.


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