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RATINGS: 711   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Thanks ogglethorp. Pours a hazy copper, leaning towards amber, with a large, sudsy, yellowish head, leaving a respectable lace. Aroma is pine-aromatic hops, with bits of citrus, light touches of caramel and alcohol. First impression sipping through the head is carbonic sourness and hops bitterness, which didn’t impress. After the head dies down, the carbonic taste goes away, and hops bitterness is the main flavor. Initially a lot more bitterness than hops aroma, but about halfway through the glass, the other flavors emerged. Hops bitterness still dominated, but citrus banana, light caramel, and yeasty elements balanced it. Medium body, pleasant hops burn on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, light pine, toasted malts, light caramel, light resin, and slight citrus. Poured amber/copper in color with a medium-sized, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Barely sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, light caramel, toasted malt, light toffee, resin, and light pine. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Slightly bitter, lightly sweet, caramel and hop finish. Needs to be MORE BITTER.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottled...Golden color with a nice lasting creamy white head. Aroma is a technical knockout of fresh grapefruity hops. Great complexity in the hop flavors here, with grapefruit and grass noticeable as well as some pine. some malt sweetness, and a bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks ogglethorp! - Pours a hazy orange with a medium off white head...aroma is hop resin and fruity malt...flavour is similar, nicely bitter, but fairly one dimensional...still a great one to try...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to dmschefke. Poured a golden amber color with a pretty small head. Aroma was some hoppiness. Not as much fruit but more of an herbal earthiness with a light carmel maltiness. A pretty easy to drink beer but not the profile of hops i look for in an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Jimbowood. Orange-amber pour with just a little white head. Aroma is some fruity malt, bittering herbal hops and light citrus rind. Flavor is the same, medium bitterness mostly herbal, mixing with fruity and grainy malt. Flowery bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2009
12oz bottle 3/30/09 (Glen’s Market)-Pours a dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Flavor was the same with some bitterness and a little malt. Finish was dry. This medium bodied brew was a nice IPA and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1081) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Dayum! Now that’s what I’m talking about! Pours a cloudy orange with very little head. The body is dry, as is finish. Lots of floral hop characteristics - reminds me of Uberhoppy in a way. Some pine in there too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2009
12oz bottle dated March 09. Hops on the nose lean to the earthy side. Tree bark, freshly cut grass, some cedar. Slightly herbal as well. Pine resin and citrus zest are there, but only in the background. Maybe a bit of crystal malt. Pours a slightly hazed copper with a frothy off-white head. Slight spotty lacking down the glass with fairly good head retention. Bright, clean hop profile on the tongue. Woodsy, slightly spicy, grassy with just enough citrus. A bit floral. Just enough malt to keep the hops from becoming too brash and overstated. Medium bodied. Mild carbonation. Creamy entry but the hops get a bit too aggressive ad the mouth feel becomes a tad chalky by the finish. All in all, a decent and highly drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2009
pours copper with medium white head. aroma is pine and floral hops with a little citrus. drinks similar but with a nice malt backbone to balance the hops. very nice

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