pricey290483 (819) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
bottle from foodie festival in the old Truman brewery really liked it amber colour with a slight white head. citrus came through in the aroma got a slight orange taste running through it with a nice dry bitter aftertaste at the end a very good beer that i would like more of MBarni (13) - SPAIN - DEC 6, 2014
Molt bona mobovarietal de mikkeller. Una molt bona ipa monovarietal. Gran ipa rebella (39) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
American Pale Ale. Fluffy head. Aroma has a lot of citrus and a bit of flowers. I like that the taste surprise me more than disappoints me.
The bitterness is present and that is what gets the taste up to 9/10. seymour (2120) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Tasted from bottle into snifter glass. Poured a thick, medium amber color with truly astounding head retention and lace. Seriously, I gave up waiting and just drank through the foam, and it still persisted long after the beer was gone. As far as the grainbill and resulting malt-sweetness are concerned, the aromas and flavors are typical of well-crafted American IPAs, which is to say: bready, toasty, caramelly, delicious. Obviously, the main point here is the hops profile. It had a pleasing, spicy, flowery aroma, very nice. Flavors of tart green apple skin, tangy, citrus-rind bitterness, but much less-so than trendier American super-alpha hop varieties, and definitely not grapefruity like Cascades. More layered than smooth, per se. Somewhat wilder and rougher than noble hops, but despite many detractors claims (who I insist have never observed any undesirable effects of Cluster for themselves, but simply perpetuate the diatribe) there was certainly no skunk, cat-piss, ammonia, etc. I’d describe these hops as "manlier" than those sissy European aromatic flowers. Cluster was the main, some would say only, bittering hops grown in the USA for generations. Since American macro beer was often badly brewed, badly packaged, spoiled by age, oxidation, ultraviolet, and so on, the hops component has been unfairly accused as a nasty perpetrator. This beer disproves that falsehood. Medium body, surprisingly full, even "chewy" mouthfeel, sparkling carbonation. Lasting fruity, bitter aftertaste which eventually faded to dryness. I love the single-hop concept, the cool way they isolate the hops variable, enabling us to refine our palettes. I like the simplicity of the name and label. In every way, Mikkeller’s presentation reveals his homebrewer DNA. Even if Mikkeller Cluster wasn’t part of a gimmicky experiment, but was marketed as a standalone strong IPA brand, it would be one of my favorites in the style. Malty and hoppy, complex, tasty. Great with a meal, holds its own against bold, rich food. Highly recommended. mkel07 (6397) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2012
On tap at Archive. Deep orange to golden amber colour with a spray of off white foam. This beer looks good in th glass with hop aromas leaping forth and assaulting your nose. Great flavour itch a bi rich mouthfeel that keeps you going back for more.
JohnRMurdoch (5053) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
330ml bottle from Thistle News, Aberdeen. Orange brown, reasonable head. Fruity hop aroma. Soapy biscuit resin fruit hop flavour. Bitter sweet hoppy aftertaste. A new hop and a good one. kdhittel (82) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2011
The Cluster pours a nice light gold; very light, banana notes in the malt this single hop is not over done. The alpha acids are very balanced in this IPA making it very drinkable. NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
This was really good. Copper pour with a small white head. Aromas of floral and citrus hops with some nice malt notes as well. Flavor has lots of dried fruit notes and citrus peel. Very well balanced.