From Short’s Brewing – Named after the hop flower Humulus Lupulus, this best selling India pale ale style beer has enormous amounts of hops which really seems like a punch in the face. Hop flowers from the numerous strains used in this recipe render a delicious bitter taste and enticing citrus aroma. Flavors from a hearty malt bill meld with the hops to balance this ale and provide a ridiculous urge to sample more.
Short’s Brewing – Short’s Huma-Lupa-Licious – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 7% abv.
Appearance: Pours amber with a decent sized soapy white head. Leaves behind webby lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Bitter piny hops, citrus, spicy yeast and fairly dry malt. A little juicy sweetness intermingling with the sturdy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, juicy. Modest carbonation.
Overall: A damn near perfect IPA. I’m very critical of this particular style, and it exceeded my expectations.