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RATINGS: 748   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of daknole. Thanks a million. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium white head that has fair retention and fair lacing. The aroma is soft and floral with some jasmie, citrus and pine. The flavor is biter hops forward with earthy pine, sweet fruits and grapefruit.The finish is long and harshly biter. The palate is light and malty. Overall: A fair IPA but not top tier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1179) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2009
12oz bottle from riversideak, thanks man. Nose is a bit malty with earthy hints and nice hop backing. The hop note though are more on the dry bitter side than the sticky citrus side. Dry hop bitterness up front then into some sweet bread with slight peach flavor and then back into sharp bittering dry finish. A bit astringent but not to a fault. Nice stuff with no shortage of hops...thanks Alex!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
12oz bottle acquired in trade wih dmschefke (thanks!!!). Poured a deeper and hazy golden color with a huge sized white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruitiness, floral hops, and pine. Tastes of floral hops, pine, lighter fruitniess, and citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3462) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Hazy yellow brown with a white cap leaving lacy sheets. Nose is mandarin orange and pink grapefruit. Juicy medium light with sharp cleansing carb. Taste is orange, grapefruit and lemon zest with hints of strawberry. Dry finish with pine needles, pith and a spicy bite. Hops stand out and even though malts are not so prominent still maintains good balance. Quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22443) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, grass and grape fruits. Fruity flavour of grape fruits, grass and hops. Very dry hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
BPW #88 Served from a 12 oz bottle that I picked up on the trip through M!ch!g@n. Appearance is a clear golden brown with a thin white head. Aromas are very malty and hoppy. Flavors follow but lean a little too much towards extract influenced. Flavors worsen with some stale malts and burn popcorn. Not for me or an old bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma was hoppy and had notes of pine and grapefruit. Flavour was very hoppy with pine, grapefruits and malty notes. Finished dry and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with thin off-white head. The aroma is hoppy and fruity - especially peaches. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, fruit, peaches, and grapefruity hops, leading to a bitter finish. Papsoe for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11055) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
ckear orange, thick white head. flowery very hoppy yet mild aroma. flavor is swet malty based,then lots of hops, lots of bitterhops, dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10595) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. beige dense head. Fruits, citrus, herbs, berries in the aroma. Flavour is herbal and flowery. Piney notes. friuts, caramel and sweetness notable. Medium bodied. Dry. Fruity bitterness in the end.


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