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RATINGS: 713   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2009
bottle notched 3/09 shared by psprings in the great cellar cleaning of 2009... pale orange-gold pour with a creamy dense white head and drippy spots of lacing. seems a bit hazy. the aroma is an assault of spicy, piney and floral hops... followed by orange, dirt and a trace of malty sweetness. the palate is kinda flabby... there is not nearly enough ’complex malt bill’ to back up the floral, dirty, spicy, waxy pine, orange pith and earthy hops. i like my ipas hop forward and tooth hurting but something is off in this one. not bad, just missing... the body is medium though the mouth feel is a bit on the thin side and lacking some oomph. 7/4/6/2.5/14/3.35


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (431) - - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a golden amber color. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is quite bitter and follows the nose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2088) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Hazy amber color. Small white head. Little bit of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit orange and lemon. Taste is orange and malt. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SNL (205) - - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber color, minimal to none White head. Nose is hoppy,, with clear hints of Hay. Taste is quite hoppy, with the same hay/cereal note. Dry body, with a long bitter finish. Average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (438) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
One of the beers that got me into the craft scene. Hazy yellow pour white head. Resin citrus aroma. Lots of citrus and sticks taste nice malt body holding it all together. Moderate body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1481) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tap: One of my first craft beer loves. Golden color, foamy white head perched on top. Huge hop resin & pine aroma with underpinning florals & herbaceous notes. Mild reminders of bitter citrus peels & rinds. Taste is exquisitely bitter, biting floral & pine with a counterpoint of grapefruit zest & citric undertones. Resin plays big in the aftertaste with a sustaining bitterness. Not much malt to speak of, but that’s what American IPAs are all about... Hope praise. Shorts’ flagship IPA is coincidentally one of their best.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (246) - - JUN 14, 2014
Solid IPA with flavors of caramel, orange, citrus hops and sweet grains. Hints of pine. Good medium feel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (592) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle via my buddy Jason. Pours a clear, light orange color with a creamy off white head. Aroma of light tangerine and hops. Very smooth bitterness is backed by a sweet maltiness. Flavors of fruity hops, lemon/orange citrus, grass, and a hint black pepper on the finish. Very delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltser85 (238) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Golden color. Citrus and piney notes. Sweet with leafy pine flavor. Finish is bitter citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boekanier (54) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle @ In ’t Klooster, Delft. Pours a golden beer with a clean white head. Aroma: hoppy, fruity, cascade? Taste: bittersweet, hoppy with a very bitter finish. Very impressed, lovely beer! Long lasting bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (314) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Dégustée (bouteille, 6.6% ABV) le 8 juin 2012 au Mondial de la Bière 2012 à Montréal (D3C3KPPO). Bière blonde dorée foncée limpide. Aucun col. Assez effervescente, bulles fines. Odeur prononcée de petit fruits (berries). Douce, assez sucrée, très amère et épicée en finale. Goût de berries et de pain grillé. Très typée, assez corsée.


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