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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (1007) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
Pours a clear orange-copper with a nice frothy white head that leaves sticky lacing and lasts a long while. The aroma is very juicy citrus, with herbal and Amarillo notes. The flavor is great, with sweet malt and hops citrus upfront, and a herbal, caramel end with lingering bitterness. The malt works very well with the hops. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation. What a lovely IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2010
[A] This has a very aromatic, beautiful hop aroma. Reminded me slightly of a 3F, initially. Tropical fruits over citrus. A sweet malty smell. Great. [A] Pale, yellowy orange. [F] Flavor is nice. Caramel and pale malt. Hops still win, here. Little out of balance, but in a good way. Sweet citrus mid, and a rind finish. Citrus over pine HERE, and mingle in the linger. Oranges. [P] As a hophead, this is drinkable. Body is appropriate. Smooth. Rightly carbonated. The bitter is great for a regular IPA. [O] This was satisfying. I’m glad Short’s came to the Chi. 2 for 2 this evening on a mixed 4 pack. I’m sure the brown, and Magician will not disappoint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2010
Pours an opaque copper color with a solid head which leaves good lacing down the glass. The aroma is mostly citrus hops with a touch of bready malt. The palate is thin with average carbonation and a lasting finish. The taste is mostly bitter hops, grapefruit, and a touch of sweetness in the malt. From the deScription I had expected more of a malt backbone, but the hops are pretty heavy-handed. Great if you’re a hophead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1643) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
Very good overall IPA. Hops aroma, and bitter, but made not as sharp as some. Because if this, will appeal to more people, and suited to drinking more and at more occasions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2010
Large frothy webbed head. A lot of hops, medium bitterness. Pretty tasty, a nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Pours a completely hazed peach color with a big frothy off white head, nice lacing. Wet citrus on the nose as well as some floral notes. Very tasty IPA for being almost 18 months old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3636) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2010 Bottle thanks to alexsdad06. Pours a clear orange with a small thick white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, and tropical fruits. Flavor of bitter grapefruit, caramel malt, bitter hop resins. Decent IPA on the bitter side; it was nothing special. 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]

Update 6/29/10: On tap at Shorts. Pours a clear amber-orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops, hop oils, and sweet caramel malt. Flavor of bitter hops, citrus, acetone?, and caramel malt. Again, just decent for me although just a touch better on tap. 7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
12 ounce bottle brought back to me from Michigan from a friend. Thanks Eric! Pours a hazy medium amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Nice fresh hop aroma with resin, citrus and herbal notes along with a nice malty backbone. The taste is very bitter earthy, herbal hops with a bit of a citrus caramel finish. Medium bodied. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2010
12oz bottle scored via trade with HopBurp. Pours a hazy, translucent, orange amber with a frothy, rocky, slightly off white head. Aroma of sticky hops, grapefruit, pine, lemons, flowers. Flavor is very bitter, grapefruit, pine, lemon rind, a little bit of crackery malts, a little bit of light, cookie dough sweetness. Finish is very bitter, like a orange rind. For the amount of hops in this, they should have just increased the malt bill and made a double IPA. It’s a little TOO bitter for just a regular IPA. Almost too astringent and over bearing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle from an anonymous benefactor via a trade. Pours copper with 2-finger uniform off-white head. Nose is great, caramel malt, some orange marmalade, resiny hops, perfumy spices. Tastes rich, very resiny hoppy, very citric, with a solid malt bill and some finishing astringency. My cherry popper from Short’s, and a very impressive one indeed.

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