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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
no head, orange unfiltered body, citrus hop nose, stinks of centennial, dry spicy bitters and bright hop flavors, pretty decent IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Mmmmm, delicious hoppy aroma. Nice and grape fruity with an obvious malt back bone. Flavour seems to be less hoppy than the taste would let on, kind of has a PNW feel to it without a ton of bittnerness. Great o drink, and easy, too!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Appears cloudy but bubbly in my Sam Adams Sensory glass. Not much in the way of head or retention. Apple cider look. Smells very fruity. Excuse my smell sense, I haven’t reviewed in a while so I can’t get much more specific than that. It is an enticing smell. Taste is a bit subdued compared to the smell, definitely some bitterness and a good taste, just a bit more mild than I would prefer. Mouth is thin and bubbly, a good mix, though I have been shown a thicker IPA and it was damn good. Another goodie from Shorts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersBabe (62) - USA - AUG 16, 2009
Smells of citrus and hops. The flavor starts well with a strong, hop and citrus taste. It tapers a little off at the end but is certainly not watery. Overall a good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
praise be to Milos. hazy light copper in appearance. nose is heavy with hops, smells like a bag of sticky buds, sweet dough, pine tree, clove, citrus, herbal, i wish they made cologne like this! extremelly dry on the palate, a little low on the carbonation, solid bitterness with just enough sweetness. i likey!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Pours a pretty amber with a nice strong citrus hop nose. Flavor is bitter citrus hops all along. Pretty good with a lingering finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Milos, thanks buddy! Pours a hazy shade of peach, with a thin ring of white foam. The aroma here is all hops. The dry hopping has done wonders here. Lots of pine and spruce, like being in a boreal forest, some biscuit, quite floral, loads of spice too. Flavour is one dimensional and I love it. Hops, hops, hops. Pine and grapefruit, peppery floral flavours too. A bit of tropical fruit sweetness towards the end. Dry and hoppy finish. Excellent stuff. Thanks Milos!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub then again at Ashley’s in Anne Arbour. Cloudy grapefruit with a white head. Good hoppy aroma, very good bitterness. Served cold. Lots of lace. Creamy mouthfeel but still bitterness in the mouth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2009
bottle notched 3/09 shared by psprings in the great cellar cleaning of 2009... pale orange-gold pour with a creamy dense white head and drippy spots of lacing. seems a bit hazy. the aroma is an assault of spicy, piney and floral hops... followed by orange, dirt and a trace of malty sweetness. the palate is kinda flabby... there is not nearly enough ’complex malt bill’ to back up the floral, dirty, spicy, waxy pine, orange pith and earthy hops. i like my ipas hop forward and tooth hurting but something is off in this one. not bad, just missing... the body is medium though the mouth feel is a bit on the thin side and lacking some oomph. 7/4/6/2.5/14/3.35

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 2, 2009
From coyotehunter via trade. The pour was clear copper with a white head that produced average lacing. The aroma was piney, resinous hops that crushes a tiny bit of sweetness from the malt. The flavor is equally one-dimensional with pine and light floral hops trampling all that get in the way. The mouthfeel was thin, and kind of slick. OK.


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