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RATINGS: 735   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2009

Source:Sample from a 12 oz bottle at a tasting in Nashville.
Glass:Taster.
Appearance:Hazy orange/gold pour with a one finger off white head.
Aroma:Orange and lemon peels with notes of grapefruit.
Flavor:Grapefruit and orange peel. Very little malt balance here.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:This was a little disappointing. A little bit of malt balance would have gone a long way here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (635) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is almost all hops...a slight hint of malt, but fruity and piney hops abound. Flavor is again, all hops, and not much to offset the hops. Citrus (grapefruit and orange) hops move to the forefront, with a good dose of forest in here as well...and a very bitter palate start to finish. Moderate body; heavily carbonated. Pretty good IPA, though I’m not picking up the malt profile others seem to note...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Courtesy of markwise. It pours gold with a bit of haze and thin off white head. The aroma has hops moving into almost harsh notes of grapefruit, tangelo and orange peel to go along with a bit of cherry and sweet malts. The taste is much the same with grapefruit and orange peel hop flavors. The hop flavors then pick up hop citrus hop bitterness that approaches being astringent. It has a nice modest malty backbone. Tasty stuff with an nice load of hop bitterness keeping it interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to unclejedi. Cloudy orange with a soft white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is caramel, malty, a little watery, pine and spice hop bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2530) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2009 12 oz. bottle share. Poured a cloudy orange/ amber with a foamy, off white head and spotty lacing. The aroma was acidity of grapefruit, and some orange, both tempered by resiny, pine notes. The flavor was muted aroma notes, dryness and a subtle bitterness. Decent IPA. Next go around as a 12oz. bottle sampling showed the aroma to have a little graininess and some malt sweetness. The flavor was smooth malt and more astringent bitterness this time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2009
At the brewery in May. Cloudy yellow gold topped with a thin white head. Piney hop aroma, lightly sticky. Very bitter up front and on the finish. Good, but a little 1-D.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 Dense amber color with hints of cloudiness. Thick off-white persistent head. Distinct hoppy nose with strong pine forest notes with hints of citrus (grapefruit?) peel and pith. These notes are somewhat ephemeral and diminish if you let the glass sit. On the palate the initial bitter notes were a bit on the feisty side. This also diminished, or was it acclimation and anosmia? I like bitter brews but found the initial bite rather strong and single layered. The hops camouflage any malty notes. The bitter notes linger and add to the moreishness of the beer. Additional sips do not quench this and the bitterness becomes a bit tiring. Very good palate cleanser and food accompaniment. Medium body. I’d try it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBunker (725) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours murky orange with a foamy off-white head. This brew had a ton of sediment floating around in it. Aroma is of very earthy hops, citrus, caramel, pine and malt. Smells very earthy and inviting. Taste is of very earthy and gritty hops. The hops are very oily and burn quite a bit. Backbone is of caramel malt. Lots of pine and citrus in the taste as well. Each sip ends with a very bitter hop burn and a note of pine. Mouthfeel is medium and very oily. Nice alcohol warming effect. Not an overly hoppy beer, but it is a solid, and easy drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is all about PNW hops and pink grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is very bitter with only a rumor of acidity. Lengthy, bitter finish. Thanks to dmschefke for providing the bottle!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4524) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Thanks to mikesgroove for this one. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is caramel, pine, and and some tart white grapefruit. Flavor is similar with lots of malt for support- I get a lot of citrus, mainly grapefruit here. Finish of this light-medium bodied beer is tart with stinging grapefruit.


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