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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Draft at sb. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with lots of rising nucleation columns. Sweet orange and cookie dough nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Lightly toasted caramel with oranges on the mid palate. Mild citric finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4117) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured pale, mildly hazy with a thick forming eggy white head. Nose had earthy vegetal hops. Some bitterness but the hop spicing was overly earthy with onion-like vegetal tones along with a strong citrus note too. Not much malt to balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1262) - Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2013
On draught at PDX Beer Week 2013 Kickoff Party at Lucky Lab. Pale golden color. Soapy grassy hop aroma. Taste is quite hop forward, with definite grassy bitter notes. OK, but not a favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at Double Mountain, Hood River, 24/05/13. Hazed golden with a thin off white head. Nose is hops, bitter orange, sugars, citrus. Taste comprises light grapfruit, orange, pine, hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the finish. Ok IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (656) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2013
On tap @ the brewpub in Hood River. Pours slightly cloudy golden with thin head. Aroma is strong grapefruit hop notes. Taste is thin caramel malt, with juicy fresh hops on the finish. Big flavors of grapefruit, grass, and pine. Dry on the finish. Quite refreshing, and doesn’t seem as big as the 7.3 abv suggests. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BK7 (725) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2012
On tap at Suds and Suds. Dank and hoppy. Some malt in the background. Finish is both bitter and sweet. Grapefruit flavor comes out more as the brew warms. A well done IPA. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Tap at Fiddlers.

Delighted to have the chance to try this old-time American hop in a single-hop beer. Surprisingly light-colored pour; the beer looks more like a golden ale than an IPA in the glass. Enjoyable clean flavor profile, big tropic fruit with herbal tea elements, 7+ % alcohol entirely hidden. Delicious.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Good looking draught beer. Not like an IPA, Soapy. This was the most memorable for me, the soapiness. It tasted like dish soap, it had texture like dish soap. It is not like a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2012
didn’t really do it for me, maybe I’m too accustomed to NW hops, but this one just didn’t have too much going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pint – Eastside Tavern Club - Olympia, WA
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops aroma. This is a single hopped IPA. Good malt background and the hops add to the flavor. Floral, fruity and a light earthiness to the taste. This was a great beer.

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