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RATINGS: 733   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
milewide (1564) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2011 On tap. Aroma and taste are hops bitterness. Dark amber color. Medium body. Medium head. No confusing this IPA for a water-lager! Had first bottle on 4/13/09. Again felt that taste was almost all hop bitterness, especially an extremely bitter after-taste! 9/2/11 Rerate: My favorite IPA! Extreme herbal bitterness, with enough malt sweetness to keep it balanced. Cloudy, which I enjoy. Aftertaste is all hop bitterness, which I love. Always in my frig!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
johnmike98 (1) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2011 does not count
Very drinkable, tasty IPA - fabulous flavour, yet not overpowering in hops!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paulgermain (16) - sterling heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2010
A truly great beer, Strong hop taste and aroma with a clean finish. One of my personal favorites.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poech73 (206) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
Bouteille de 12oz @ MaltingPot. Robe orangée au col mince et soyeux. Au nez, fortes effluves d’amertume mêlées d’odeurs de pin. En bouche l’attaque n’est pas amer mais fruitée et maltée: céréales additionnées d’herbes sauvages (oxalys) avec un goût de levure. C’est n’est qu’en final que l’amertume apparaît sans toutefois être astringente: c’est dû au mélange de houblon à la fois aigres, aromatiques et fruités. En toute fin, elle laisse une belle longueur amère avec des sensations de résine de pin ( eucalyptus, menthol, etc.) et d’épices. En conclusion : un labeur savamment équilibré tant en goût qu’en matières : rien ne prend le pas sur l’autre. Du tout bon travail. Pas de 20/20 par fierté nationale. Non peut-être?

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dbree22 (11) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
One of the best in the business. I get this shipped in from Michigan. This ipa has a unique finish. Very tasty. Even better on draft

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thurstonjc (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
There are few beers as bold and flavorful as this. Shorts can hang their hat on this bad boy.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
webproze (2) - kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
Great flavor finishes nice. Love me some hops! Comparable to Bells Two Hearted but with a bit better finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sustainablealc (5) - Manchester, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012 does not count
Killer amounts of hops not at all balanced with no where near enough malt to take the edge off the hop bill. citrus, floral, wonderful!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerSquare (117) - - MAY 30, 2012
One of my favorite beers ever. The floral hugeness, sharp evergreen edge, and thick citrus syrup are all key elements but this is a very unique beer. Palate is especially pleasant-- unique, sharp, champagney carbonation provides a mouth feel as big as the absolutely huge flavors. This is a beer that generates immediate comments when served.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersak (91) - akron, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Excellent IPA. Dark straw color-wonderful hops aromas ...crisp and flavorful ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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