With its well balanced bittering and aroma properties, Cluster is an excellent multipurpose hop. The variety is the oldest hop grown in the U.S and was one of a few hops that grew until the late 1970's. Cluster has a good resistance to disease.
Pedigree: Unknown- suggested that it arose from hybridization of imported varieties and indigenous male hops
Brewing Usage: Dual Purpose
Aroma: Strong, floral and spicy
Alpha Acids %: 5.5 - 8.5
Beta Acids %: 4.5 - 5.5
Co-Humolone: 36 - 42% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 0.4 - 0.8 mls/100g
General Trade Perception: Excellent general purpose hope with balanced bittering and aroma potential
Possible Substitutions: Galena, Chinook, Nugget, Eroica
Typical Beer Styles: Ales (aroma), Lagers (bittering) and Stout; often used in reproductions of historical US beer styles
*All hops in stock are stored in a cold environment to ensure the highest freshness possible. Alpha and Beta acid amounts vary between batches and may not be exactly as pictured, however are generally with in the ranges stated above.