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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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
3fourths (9331) - 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.


3.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Thanks Frank. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a golden orange color with a fingerís worth of white foamy head that fell off at a good pace. Not much lace. The aroma had some earthy hop spice, light honey, black pepper, dried leaves and some sweet freshly cut grass. The flavor brought the prior mentioned aromas in semi-sweet with an ample amount of spice. Aftertaste was hop spice and black pepper. Finish was the hop spice. The palate was just a touch under than medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Hop spice wasnít too distracting, felt, but yes, not distracting. Overall, I didnít mind this for me, but coming from the West Coast, I thought there would have been a stronger malt base in most "West coast styled IPAís" but hey, this wasnít bad for the most part.

2.6
DuffMan (10268) - 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.

2.7
Oakes (17274) - 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 isnít exactly the best "single" hop, which probably explains the mixed results here.

3.5
vyvvy (6389) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2016
It pours clear copper with a white head. The aroma is fairly mellow, but nice. It has a medium body with mild carbonation. The taste is fairly understated with caramel malt and smooth herbal hops. Good though.

3.4
reebtogi (6235) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
500ml bottle pours a clear golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus with some pine and herbal notes. Taste is a light malty sweetness with a more pronounced hop bitterness featuring citrus, pine and herbal notes. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a nicely crafted IPA that is worth checking out. Recommended.

3.4
beerplace (1599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2016
On tap at St. Augustineís. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroms is slightly hoppy and fruity. Taste is fruity hoppy bitterness. Piney aftertaste. Not bad.

3.5
luttonm (6154) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Soapy cream, soft yellow orange. Bright pineapple, melon, mild citrus pulp. Bright smooth carbonation, soft bitter. Interesting fruitiness, lighter nice malt bill.

3.6
tcon25 (816) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Draft pour at brewery, light golden pour hop aroma, pretty balanced flavor malt hops and citrus hint of mango.

3.4
sulawang (1154) - - MAY 19, 2016
Visual: Pours translucent muddy amber with a tiny dissipating head, thin half island retention, partial lacing, mixed tight and loose singular streams. Nose: pineapple, fishy-grassy hops. (lvl-4)-pungency Attack: crisp-almost creamy Mid-palate: fine micro CO2, pineapple-peach dry bitter hops, (lvl-3-sweetness), fleshy apple, citrusy-tangy barley malt Finish: lingering medium-sharp hoppy bitter finish. Summary: A solid, quality texture with smooth transitions and an agreeable flavours. Not overly bitter, it maintains a very nice balance of citrus-sweet malt-bitter hops-crisp creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
anderson01 (356) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2015
I smell weed. I feel like i am getting high off the aroma. Resin. Bong water. Appearance is cloudy. Gold color. Thin head that receeds to a white collar. Spotty lacing. Dank. Starts with a bit of hoppy goodness and finishes watery. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Orange zest. Very easy drinking. Scary for the percentage. Weird but i can taste peppered roast beef. Good beer but could not get over the strong weed aroma.


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