While in Michigan for Thanksgiving, I was able to pick up some local beers that I have never tried. There is going to be six beer posted on the Short’s Brew Company. The first beer is called Huma Lupa Licous India Pale Ale, which is their flagship beer. Short’s Brew was founded in 2004 by Joe Short in Bellaire, Michigan. They brew several different beer styles with unique packaging on their beer bottles and six-pack holders. Let us get into the beer.
This IPA has a clear copper without a head on the beer. The smell is a little grapefruit to some mango. The taste is a carbonation citrus with a little bit of pineapple. There is really no aftertaste. It is a little drinkable but to me, it is drinkable.
Here is a little description from the beer bottle:
A complex malt and hop theme park on your mouth.
Here is a description from their website (www.shortsbrewing.com):
Huma Lupa Licious
This gem is honored with the name of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus, and is Short’s best selling India Pale Ale. It has such an abundant amount of hops that it sensually provides a punch to the palate. The numerous hop varieties used in its creation render a delicious bitter taste and enticing citrus aroma. The hearty malt bill melds with the hops to create a perfect balance.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Still in Michigan, I was really excited to try out these beers when I had a co-worker told me about this brewery. I have to thank my sister for picking up the beers. I really love the hop that they use in this beer. It gives off a nice aroma and tasting profile that you do not get from most hops. It is nicely balance with just the right malty backbone. I wish I could get this in Chicago but this will be a nice beer to enjoy when I am back home seeing family and friends. If you are a hop head like myself, you will need to try this beer down the road. This is a great beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser