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RATINGS: 805   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
nose is big balance of irish red-like malt and piney hops. big sticky caramel that pleases even without a real toffee element. appearance is well hazed sienna with wispy head and essentially nil legs. flavor is subdued pine, great caramel and moments of soft peach. needles and pins of bitterness really linger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
On draft at Schlafly’s Beer Fest. Plenty of others have written this up, so personal opinion - the best base IPA (over Bell’s, Kuhnhenn, Dark Horse and Founders) made in the State of Michigan. Nice hoppy crispness paired with a solid malt backbone that holds it all together. Shorts is simply the best in Michigan.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle at Sheffield’s Chicago. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold. Nose is spicy and resiny with some soft and full grain notes in the background. On taste, it is far more bitter than you realize, tons of resiny notes and a nice malt backbone. Pretty damn well structured.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2010
(draught at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition) hazy amber. Resiny pine hop aroma. Flavor is earthy pine hops but with a decent malt balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
Sampled at the Richmond Eleventh. The hops on this one are very earthy but not overwhelming on the immediate taste. Not much else is going on in this fairly light beer. The aftertaste is a bit harsh with the high alfa acids. Nothing particularly interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
Sampled at the Richmond Eleventh. Clear golden amber with ring of white head. Nose is a well balanced earthy piney hop. Flavor has a lingering floral bitterness. Pretty tasty stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
(Sample Date: 4/17/2010 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle courtesy of Emily at Once Upon a Vine the best beer store in Richmond VA! Resiny floral hop aroma with plenty of caramel. Clear copper golden with small white head. Resiny hop flavor with moderate bitter hop bite. Lightly fruity. Medium body and mouth with dry very hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3709) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Medium amber Dirty bitter hop aroma and some caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel accened malts, loads of bitter hops, somewhat on the earthy side of the spectrum. OK, but not great. Rebate 3/5/13. More golden in appearance on tap, but taste identical. Didn’t remember having tried this before.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1959) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2010
Hazy amber with fair, creamy beige head / Nose of candied citrus, brown sugar, and cut pine / Medium body with good, moderate balance of biting hops and malts, and with good finish / Flavors of slightly cooked grapefruit and orange, pine, and brown sugar / Good, not on par with the best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2010
The hoppiest beer I’ve had - be warned. Pours dark brown, bit cloudy. Rich and malty aroma is more than compensated for by the hops - very American hops, piney and grassy and quite bitter. Some aromas of dark fruit in the malt. Flavor is pretty sweet and very bitter. Mouthfeel is thick, slightly viscous. If you love hops, you’ll probably love this one. I find it an interesting beer to have every so often, when I feel like a blast of bitterness.


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