Cluster is an excellent dual purpose hop. It's bitterness is not overwhelming, and is balanced with its floral bouquet flavour and aroma. A nice mix between spice, earth and blackberries.
Believed to be one of the oldest hop varieties grown in North America, prior to the 1970's it was the go-to hop of most brewers. Although not as well-known today, Cluster is still a reliable favorite used in many beers by notable craft brewers.
- Our 2017 lab results: alpha acid 8.5% / beta acid 6.8% (high aroma)
- Blackberry, spicy, floral notes
- Porter, Stout, Barley Wine but also great for moderately light ales such as Pale Ales and Lagers.