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A Dual Purpose hop

Cluster

United States
Cluster

aroma profile: Earthy, Floral, Fruity

Cluster is one of the oldest hop varieties grown in the United States and until the late 1970s, accounted for the majority of the country’s hop acreage. Its pedigree is unknown, however hybridization of imported varieties and indigenous male hops has been suggested. Cluster is an excellent dual purpose hop and is often used in the reproduction of historical beer styles.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include floral, earthy and sweet fruit.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
6-9%

Beta Acid

0
15
4-6%

Total Oil

0
4
0.5-1 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    6 - 9%
  • Beta Acid
    4 - 6%
  • Co-humulone
    36 - 41%
  • Total Oil
    0.5 - 1 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.5 - 0.7% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    38 - 46% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.4 - 0.8% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    8 - 10% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    15 - 20% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.6 - 0.9% of total oil

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