RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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!

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fiulijn (20806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
2014-07-27, bottle from Kitsilano Liquor, Vancouver, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Cloudy golden color. Slick IPA, well drinkable, with simple but easy-drinkable malt profile; the hop is not bright, but it has a herbaceous, grassy touch.
I enjoyed it more that when I had it on draught.

2014-07-25, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Cloudy golden color with compact head. Very light fruity aroma, apricot, some yeast. Good body structure, lean mouthfeel; the malt flavor is a bit dusty, the hops are not bright, it has strong bitterness.
Rather boring IPA.

Theydon_Bois (19778) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

mcberko (18081) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at PIB, pours a cloudy golden blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out citrus zest, piney hops, and hay. Flavour is very dry, with notes of biscuity and crackery malt, and dry floral hops that linger on. Very dry and crackery. Not the most interesting IPA, but well-enough made. Decent.

Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Haze, flat, light amber. Spicy hop nose, mellow c hop taste. So much promise on the nose, then bland. Cluster isn’t exactly the best "single" hop, which probably explains the mixed results here.

brokensail (16486) - Dublin, 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.

bhensonb (15347) - 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!

slowrunner77 (12147) - 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.

DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden with a lively white head. Herbal and medicinal hop character overlying golden syrup sticky sweet malt flavours. Another Double Mountain failure for me.

douglas88 (9421) - 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.

3fourths (9349) - 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.

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