Cluster hops offer a smooth, neutral, bitterness complimented by a spicy and floral aroma with fruity notes. A great choice in Lagers, Stouts, and Porters.
Floral and Spicy. An excellent general purpose hop with well balanced bittering. One of the original Hops in America and a must if brewing a pre-prohibition lager. Used as a bittering hop this extremely clean neutral bitterness is appropriate to any style of beer
Cluster is the oldest variety grown in the U.S. Origin of the root stock is uncertain. Until the late 1970s, it was one of only a few varieties growing in the U.S. and accounted for the majority of USA hop acreage. Excellent general purpose hop with medium and well-balanced bittering potential. This hop leaves no undesirable aroma properties. Good for dark beers with roasted and chocolaty aromas. Aroma is a strong floral. Can give a black currant aroma/flavor.
Also known as Golden Cluster, this dual-purpose hop sometimes used in the reproduction of historical styles adds a black currant aroma and flavor profile. An excellent general purpose hop with balanced bittering and aroma, substitutes include Brewers Gold and Galena.
Typical Beer Styles: Pre-Prohibition Lager, Stock Ale, Stout.
Possible Substitutions: Galena, Northern Brewer (US), Brewers Gold.
- Alpha Acids: 5.5 – 8.5%
- Beta Acids: 4.5 – 5.5%
- Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1 – 1.88
- Cohumulone:(% of alpha acids): 36 – 42%
- Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.4 – 0.8
- Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 80 – 85%
- Storability: Excellent
- Format: Pellet
- Origin: American
- Flavor and Aroma: Earthy, Floral, Fruity
- Alpha Acids: Average
- Usage: Dual Purpose
- Total Oil Content: Average