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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth
Huma Lupa Liciousí name derives from the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. It is Shortís best-selling India Pale Ale. Huma Lupa Licious is brewed with five different hop varieties, providing a punch to the palate. Between the beerís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle. Golden yellow, no head. Huge hoppy nose, mostly grapefruit and other citrus, some floral hops too. Flavor is huge on the grapefruit, dominates the palate. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. Big bright and hoppy beer, but think it could use a stronger backbone to add some more dimension and balance. Good, but falls short of great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
infestaxion (22) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2010
A - Hazy gold with about a finger of creamy head that fades into a film on the top with a ring around the edge. S - Sweet mother of hoppy. A twinge of citrus. T - Much like the smell. Mostly hops with a bit of citrus. A little grassy. Bitterness throughout that lingers. Just fantastic. M - Not overly carbonated. Very smooth. D - Oh yeah. I wish this was more available where I live. This could definitely be an all summer long beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 3rd January 2011
Cloudy amber beer. Tidy white head. Softish palate. semi dry. Fresh hop. Semi rich marmalade orange and grapefruit. Creamy malt. Semi dry finishwith mild hop bitterness. A nice civilsed IPA - hugely drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogorir (3) - Northport, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2010 does not count
uncapped, all you can smell is lots and lots of cascade hops. and then more cascade hops. very flowery, grapefruity, slightly astringent up front, evolving to more bitterness on the back. if youíve ever eaten a hop pellet, youíd know what to expect. I know the descrip says there is a complex malt bill, but Iím not tasting it. good mouthfeel, probably some carapils in there, but for the most part Iím getting light caramel and untoasted malted barley. personally, a beer with this much hop action needs to be a tad darker with more residual complex sugars to round out the finish. as it sits, this brew tends to pucker the cheeks towards the end of the mid palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2010
In the bottle from a shop in MI. Hazy gold in color with a medium white head. Aroma is more on the perfume/old gym sock essence and not citrus/pine. Flavor has a nice, but not great hop bitterness. Sort of a floor cleaner chemical pine taste. Yes, I know, one should not drink floor cleaner.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle from Secret Santa. Pours hazy orangish color with off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus and some maltiness. Iím getting more flavor from the bittering hops than anything else. Some grapefruit and grassy hops, caramel and a bit of astringency. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (830) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle: my first bottle of Shorts, pours dark amber with a frothy white head, strong hoppy, grassy aroma, hoppy taste with a strong malt backbone, very dry hoppy aftertaste, a nice IPA

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onslow (1273) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Copper amber pour from a 12 oz bottle. Medium white head. Fine aroma of conifer, citrus, and aromatic hops. Satisfying palat with no skimping on the maltiness. Favor is nicely balanced between maltiness and coniferous hops. Not too light in the body an dnot doing the "hops for the sake of hops" thing. A sold, well balanced, full bodied IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2009
A pretty average IPA, pours a bit dark with a white head. Smells hoppy. A very average IPA in all aspects, the bottle claims it is a ítheme park in your mouthí and Iím not so sure about that.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Hazed orange, foamy white head. Aroma is pine and grapefruit and a good balance of dank and floral. Very resinous taste, bitter dry finish.


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