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RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
ketchepillar (1198) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Sampled on tap at the MiBGF (Ypsilanti, MI). Dank, fruity, good. Some malt sweetness. Simcoe, maybe? Rather long finish.

3.7
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Pours a hazy copper color with a modest,creamy white head. Aroma has a very pungent floral, citrus and grassy nose, mild caramel toasted note and a sweet finish. Flavor has a great citrus and light grassy hops early on with a more pronounced lemon citrus coming in the middle. Malt shows up and sweetens the brew in the middle with a sweet caramel and slight bitterness toward the end. Body is modest with a very smooth, creamy feeling. Overall a well balanced, great feeling brew. Hops has a great balance to as there is a lot flavor from them but not so much so that it’s drowning out the rest of the malt flavors.

3.7
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2010
Draft at The HopCat. Pours clear honey-amber, medium white head, excellent lacing. Nose is caramel, honey, citrus, spice, spruce, juniper. Flavours of honey and grapefruit. Very full and yeasty.

3.7
DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Fresh bottle. Awesome. Amber pour, small head. Blah blah. Just a good, fresh IPA that is loaded with pine, pot, and a bit of fruit. Dry enough to not overwhelm the hops, not bitter enough to dry my throat out. Very nice.

4.8
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.

3.7
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2010
12fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange gold with near white head. Complex hop flavours including light zesty citrus piney and some floral aromas. Light-medium mouthfeel with big bitterness throughout. Carmel flavours underly the grassy, piney and citrus hop flavours, balanced well with a bitter finish that lingers. A simple bodied, big hopped and well done IPA.

4.1
CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Pours a hazy golden color with a good head and some lace. The aroma is tons of fruity hops with some pine and some citrus and a bunch of floral notes. The flavor is grapefruit, mango, and a nice bitterness. Although it’s really very hop dominated all the different hop flavors meld together very well to make a well balanced beer. I wish I had bought some of this to bring home!

4.1
50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
This is a damn fine IPA. Do you really care how it looks or smells?? I don’t, and honestly have already forgotten cuz my chic bogarted the entire bottle. By the way, thank you the Tom g. It’s hoppy and good......

3.1
Beaver (1802) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready caramel malts and melon with some piney resiny hops.

The flavor is a little oxidized malt and a touch of fruit followed by a huge harsh tarry bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and watery.

Overall, a bitter IPA, but not that great. Didn’t care for the oxidized notes, the watery texture or the harsh tarry unbalanced bitterness.

3.6
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2010
12oz bottle. Very clear, pale yellow, golden color with minimal head. Aroma is very nice sweet citrus hops. Taste is bitter hops with a little bit of sweetness. Very light tasting but enjoyable. A great summer time beer. Very crisp. Body is light and thin with soft carbonation. Very good, I liked this beer a lot.


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