Short’s Huma Lupa Licious India Pale Ale

Posted: October 27, 2016 in American IPA, Reviews, Short's Brewing Company

This was another beer that I picked up in Pennsylvania when Short’s started getting distribution. I find their labels interesting. I can’t figure out if I like them or not.

humalupalicios

ABV: 7.7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: This is another beer from their “Flagship Series.”

The beer poured with a one finger, pure white head that dissipated slowly and left very little lacing on the glass. The body was incredibly hazy and a light orange color. I couldn’t see any carbonation because of how cloudy it was. The nose had notes of lemon and super sweet malt. It was like a really sweet breakfast bread with caramel and honey. There was some hops to it, which manifested as old citrus. I am guessing I got an old bottle of this, because the hops were way too mellow given the description of this beer. The taste was also very sweet. It had a lot of grain, honey sweetness and toffee. There was this weird lemon taste that was almost like medicine that I didn’t like. Or maybe it was lemon verbena? Either way, it was really weird and unpleasant. It had a medium thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick and sweet with honey. I got this for $1.71 for the single ($.14 per ounce). I didn’t like this beer, but I’ve chalked this up to being old. I would give it another shot if it was fresh.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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