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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2010
On tap during CBC weekend at Sheffields, Chicago. I had a pint and a half of this stuff and could have kept drinking. One of the more intensely bitter IPAs I’ve had in a while, this smelled wonderfully flowery and fresh. The dominant impressions in the mouth are the dark, dirty bitterness and a persistent citric sourness that was more like lime than grapefruit (which is what I’m accostomed to). The malts provide the perfect backdrop to the bitterness, staying subtle and never reaching a bready or sweet quality that would detract from the dryness.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (600) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Poured in the glass it is a hazey golden color with a medium head. Aroma is very floral with some pine and citrus. The taste has some bitterness up front, pretty hoppy and also some pine, resin and some citrus. Pretty good finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3523) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle from Siciliano’s. Pours orange with a thick white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. I’m not getting much on the nose. Definite pine sol on the tongue. Finishes clean. It’s nice to have an IPA to cut through the phlegm.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (382) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 8, 2014
A gift from Amy. Bronze, clear with nice yellowish head. Mildly sour flower in the aroma. Malt, flower, sweet toffee. Really big grapefruit bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chisel21 (1) - Farmington hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014 does not count
Floral aroma, pours nice golden color, slightly dry finish. Hops are well balanced. This is one of my favorite Shorts products.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (259) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Catching up ratings........ On tap at Detroit Airport. Pours a clear yellow with no head. Aroma of tropical and citrus fruits and resin. Taste of grapefruit, mango, peach, resin, and some pine. Medium body and pretty dry. Very good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (894) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
bottle. Poured hazy medium amber with a creamy off-white head. Fresh perfumery hop aroma. Full bodied, prickly dry mouthfeel with an astringent finish. Flavour is all hop, peppery, herbal, tart citrus notes. This beer delivers a punch, a nice sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (224) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
pours a hazy light amber with a thick tan head. nice soapy lacing. aroma is piney citrus hops, toasted malt, and tropical fruit. Taste starts sweet and gradually becomes resinous. Ridiculous how balanced this is. Medium body and carbonation with creamy/slick mouth fell. Finishes very dry. My favorite shorts product yet. Not a big shorts fan, but this is really good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (1015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Golden clear pour with no head. Mango aroma. Lace present. Lots of hop resin notes. Dry finish. Peach, passion fruit. Really dry. Medium mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2446) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
9/8/2014. From bottle. amber with a white head. Floral hoppy aromas with reson, tropical fruit and pine. Nice balance, bitter hops, and a long finish. Darn good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rolfc81 (70) - - AUG 30, 2014
At Lulu?s served in a frozen pint. Very good IPA, lighter color......................................


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