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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 85   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!


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8554) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5502) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Sampled at the brewpub. Clear golden. White foam. Gentle and subtle floral and fruit. Fairly big bitterness considering the subtleness of flavors. Light spiciness. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PartyFowle (592) - - JUN 25, 2015
Pale dandelion with a soft haze and a fuzzy off-white head. The cluster hops give this an earthy, herbal aroma like wet soil. Yeast contribute a red-apple fruitiness. Flavor is very light, and thereís no sign of the 85 IBU of bitterness. Smells and tastes more like an American Pilsner than an IPA. Try again, Double Mountain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2015
As a home brewer Iíve long liked these hops, and double mountain turns them loose. I canít forget a beer like Green Flashís Palate Wrecker for itís pine intensity, but Cluster sets that piney a little to the back, cushioned in caramel and lemon. The aroma is more assertively pine, with sawdust & caramel, clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1537) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
500 ml bottled on: 06/04/14. Opaque paler orange, whiter foam mostly fades. Aroma of fruity citrus hop. Herbal berry fruity hop taste, somewhat tropical, faintly floral and spiced, mild sweet malts, low bitterness. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. Hardly a series of chaotic events. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (364) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 Bottle (500ml $4.50) Hazy Golden medium head. Aroma Skunky. Bottle was 6 months old. Need to retry a fresh one. Lots and Lots of floaters (bottle conditioned?). Taste: This was better. Some sweetness and citris. Little bitterness. Update 6/23/2015: Was 2.7 now 3.0. Fresh bottle was much improved, but still not a favorite Retry Fresh one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Citrusy and piney hops. A little sweet leaning, but bitter enough to notice too. I like the pils malt, but still a little heavy for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a golden topped with a small head. Nose is citrus pine hops and some sweetness. Taste is more of the hop combo citrus and pine with a good malt bill.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (2321) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with light head and some floating sediment. Aromas of candied citrus, tropical fruit and toasted malts. Flavors of pine/spruce and bitter citrus peel with a late bitter vegetable note. Nice experiment using the older hops but I think Iíll avoid in the future.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stchloe (866) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
A light sweet malty body well balanced against piney citrus hop profile, lighter on the bitterness but pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden color with ivory sheen. Earthy, dank, citrusy hop aromas with some malt sweetness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Big spicy, earthy, herbal, citrusy hoppy flavors with a dusty pale malt base brew___nicely drying finish---very tasty.


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