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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
On tap @ Provisions Market. Clear golden-orange pour with a white head. Rather lemony aroma to this. Sort of woody as well. Some pale malts, melon, and Sauvignon blanc. Not bad. Flavor has a bit too much grainy sweetness for my liking. There is, though, a really nice fruit character from the hops. Lots of melon, lemon, and white grape. Moderate bitterness and a slight herbal note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (1193) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Cloudy yellow gold pour nice tight head. Aroma of sprite, cat pee berries. Tastes planty, herbal, resin, weed some bready yeast. nutty. moderate bitter some drying to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (875) - , Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Mini-growler picked up at Bier Thirty in Bown... Pours a bit hazy golden... decent white head has beautiful lacing despite the flimsy cap. Nose is a weird hop mash-up... citrus+lessor melon with a background skunky almost catty hoppiness.. pretty sharp.. the "catty" note is really jumping out... just enough pale maltiness to balance. Good bitterness with a fantastic hop flavor.. again is a bit catty with the pithy citrus/husky melon.. Zippy mouthfeel... never gives way to the EtOH... crisp and very drinkable. Very well made IPA.. I would buy this again and again if I found fresh bottles..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Tap, blond pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is pretty hoppy, citrus, piney, nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IndianaRed (3048) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On Tap at the River Room, Whole Foods, Boise Hazy bright yellow. Small coarse quickly fading head. light citrusy aroma, grassy bitterness and very mild hop flavors. Bitterness at the end seemed a bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Yep...straight Cluster is right...very citrus oriented with a tiny blast of herbal bitter in the end - you can see why this was the forefront running hop forever - very easy on the palate. Worth a try, but nothing over the top here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose has some nice citrus and resiny hop elements coming off it. Taste is nicely bitter throughout, but a slightly sweet resin element on the back end. Very nicely balanced, I think.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - SEP 27, 2013
Draught. This was a decent IPA that leans towards the extreme side of hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - 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.

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