USA. Cluster is the oldest hop variety grown in the US, and until relatively recently it accounted for the majority of the acreage as well. Though it’s exact history is unknown, the prevailing theory of its origin is pollination of hop varieties cultivated by English and Dutch settlers by indigenous wild hops.
With balanced bittering and pungent yet unpleasant aromatics, Cluster adds to the authenticity of historical recipes as well as throwback American lager styles.
Aroma & Flavor Characteristics
Somewhat strong and largely underrated. Spicy and floral due to its high myrcene oil content, with an earthy blackcurrant undertone.
Alpha Acid Range: 5.5 – 8.5%
Beta Acid Range: 4.5 – 5.5%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 33 – 43
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 0.4 – 0.8
Myrcene: 38 – 46%
Humulene: 15 – 20%
Caryophyllene: 8 – 10%