Click for full size picture
Rate this beer
Short’s Huma Lupa Licious IPA
Written by Britton
Holy Hops! You better like bitter beer if you are going to sip this one. I knew this beer would be hoppy as the label says, “A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth” but I didn’t know it would that hoppy. Then again, I shouldn’t be surprised because the name of the beer comes from the Humulus Lupulus plant where hops come from.
The smell was very nice with a hint of citrus – mostly grapefruit. You can smell the abundance of hops but it is not unbalanced or overwhelming. I was disappointed at first that none of that come through in the taste. I loved the hops but that is about all I tasted the first few sips. As I continued to drink this beer, it really grew on me as more of the citrus flavors came through. My wife took a sip and said, “It’s like bitter but citrus.” A good summery if you ask me. This beer goes down easy but I would encourage you to take your time to allow all the flavors to come out. The finish is very dry and the bitterness lingers on your tongue.
I’m a big fan of IPAs but this one wasn’t very unique. It was a good beer but there are better IPAs out there. Short’s Brewing Co. beers are not available out of the state of Michigan but if you come for a visit to the Mitten State, you would enjoy this beer if hops are your top criteria for choosing beer.
Grade: B+Short's Huma Lupa Licious IPA,