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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 yearís version is a bit stronger and hoppier than last yearís... cheers to that!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (316) - 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 (6053) - 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 (1239) - 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 (1892) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Tap at OBF as ClusterF#ck Single Hop IPA. Pours dark gold with a slight white head. Fruity citrus aroma. Med + body. Flavor is light malt with lots of earthy/fruity/citrus hop. Mild burn. Dry fruity finish. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (809) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Hazy light gold with two inches of white head which fade like the diminishing superstructure of Cheetos soaking in water. Aroma is sticky pine sap, grapefruit, lemon, herbal twang (juniper), cedar wood, even a hint of cinnamon!? Body is on the light side of medium. Flavor indicates chewed peanut shells (anyone else getting this, itís dead on), pomegranate seed pits, slightly burnt nuts, grass, bitter resin. Certainly an interesting beer. I guess I should drink/brew with more cluster!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnbuck100 (239) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
1 pt bottle. From whole foods Portland , nice clean hop flavor. Clean yellow pour. Not incredibly complex but the hops are front and center. A very nice hoppy brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 Bottle. Hazed gold with a fine white head. Rich orange and peach nectar hops, moderately musty, light cheese rind and herbs. Very much like an EKG hopped bitter or English pale ale in the nose. Strongly bitter body on top of a surprisingly lean pale malt core. Lemon, pepper, white onion, lawn clippings and dried herb flavor. Pasty, yeasty finish, a bit chalky but not to an extent to annoy me. Bright and vibrant and I would guess itís about 6% rather than over 7%. More dry than sweet, musty and herbal with a rustic English hop quality and a pleasant bitter lemon pith flavor. Very clean and enjoyable for me at a time when IPA and strongly-hopped American ales arenít really doing it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6140) - 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.


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