Cluster Hops (Pellets)
Typical Alpha: 5.5-8.0%.Underappreciated dual-use hop with pungent spicy aroma.
Typical Alpha: 5.5-8.0%. A versatile dual-purpose hop with medium alpha levels and clean bittering. Spicy/floral aroma. The classic hop for Classic American Pilsners.
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Alpha Acid||Medium (5-10%)|
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I've never used Cluster as a battering hop. Judging from Allen's review, I'm glad I didn't. I have used it at the end of the boil in several batches from 10 minutes to 5 minutes to flame-out. It imparts a distinctive, but mild spicy aroma and flavor to my brews.
I have used this type of hop for bittering 2 different beers now. It has this very strong cloying tin metal bitterness that doesn't go away with age. I've used higher alpha acid level hops that had a much smoother bitterness than this type of hop. I'm probably not going to use this one again.