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Double Mountain Cluster Single-Hop IPA

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Clusters were the dominant hop in the US brewing industry literally for centuries, and the forerunner of many of our modern Northwest varieties. They have a unique aroma with quite a bit of citrus and a heft of herbal goodness. Clusterf#ck features Clusters in the kettle, in the hop back, and especially in the fermenter for dry-hopping. Pilsner and honey malt form the baseline. This year’s version is a bit stronger and hoppier than last year’s... cheers to that!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RealChiSpise (4) - Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
Got a bottle of this to have later on my Oregon trip. Drinking it now out of a wine glass. Nice white head and golden color. Pine and resin on the nose. I like single hop beers, especially as a hop plant retailer. Only slightly bitter and a good, mild hop bite. I’ve been clusterstruck. Pairing nicely with my chicken noodle stew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Draught. This was a decent IPA that leans towards the extreme side of hoppiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
One of the favorite beers from my recent Portland trip. This orange hued beer has a big hop aroma and the taste is really herbal and spicy with a background of citrus. Glad that Artisan Ales in Pasadena will be bringing it to SoCal soon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Nice herbal hop nose with notes of orange, crackery malt, a little sweetness, a touch of caramel perhaps. Pours golden orange, nice creamy head and lace. Flavors of oranges and herbal hops, pleasant dry bitterness, crackery malt with a hint of sweetness. Good drinkability at 7.3%. Straightforward and pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   pale golden, clear and bright, small sudsy white head, little lacing.   Soft bready and melony hop aroma.   Slight citrus peel and zest.   Moderate hops on the tongue, pale fruit and melon.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A bit more citrusy on the finish.   Decent little beer, a bit more fruity and less hoppy than others.   A little change of pace is nice at times.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2013
Draught at the brewery in Hood River, as "Double Mountain Cluster F*ck." Big piney nose. Hazy blonde color. Starts with a large hop hit / mid has a tongue-scraping effervescence / final has little hop razors. Thin-medium body. A single hop IPA, with Cluster in kettle, hopback, and then dry hopped. This one really works.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (254) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 It has a light golden color to it. The aroma is slightly hoppy. The taste is clean with a medium citrus flavor. Overall a good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5564) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a bright cloudy orange color with a large white head. A big nose of lemons and biscuit. Light bitterness, lemons, biscuit, marmalade, lingering bitter grapefruit. Clean. Some English bitter/esb flavors invade. Nice and simple.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (936) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Absolutely quintessential IPA. Hits every note perfectly. Citrus and pine flavor over a malt base that doesn't get in the way. Bitterness is perfect. Just plain good. A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (999) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Draft at brew pub. Strong cheesy hop aroma. Some melon notes. Flavor is melon like with a firm bitterness. Semi sweet finish with done residual pepper on the tongue. Slight alcohol warming. ---Rated via intercellular device


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