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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!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10803) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7941) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (7885) - 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 it’s 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 aren’t really doing it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6211) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6088) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5837) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5591) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4110) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, 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.


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