Beer Review: SHORTS HUMA-LUPA-LICIOUS

Beer Review: SHORTS HUMA-LUPA-LICIOUS

Short’s Brewing presents the Huma-Lupa-Licious, a front-running India Pale Ale that pays homage to the hop flower, Humulus Lupulus. This IPA, boasting significant hop content, hits you like a well-executed punch in the face. The infusion of hop flowers from various strains contributes to an alluringly bitter taste and an inviting citrus aroma. The interplay of flavors between a robust malt bill and the ample hops achieves a delicate equilibrium, leaving an insatiable desire for more.

Appearance

The Huma-Lupa-Licious pours a striking amber hue, crowned by a generously sized, frothy white head that gracefully deposits webby lacing as it recedes.

Aroma

Immerse yourself in the scent of grapefruit and pine, a fragrant prelude to the sensory experience that awaits.

Taste

This IPA delivers a robust profile featuring bitter piny hops, citrus notes, a hint of spicy yeast, and a moderately dry malt. The juxtaposition of a subtle juicy sweetness with a sturdy bitterness creates a harmonious flavor profile.

Mouthfeel

Medium-bodied and juicy, the Huma-Lupa-Licious boasts a modest carbonation that complements its overall texture.

Overall

Considered within the realm of India Pale Ales, the Huma-Lupa-Licious stands out as a near-perfect exemplar of the style. As someone who scrutinizes this particular genre with a discerning eye, I must admit that it not only met but exceeded my expectations. This offering from Short’s Brewing showcases a masterful blend of hops and malts, making it a noteworthy contender in the competitive landscape of IPAs.