Hops - Cluster (AUS)

Cluster hop is an excellent general purpose hop. Nice in ales or

lagers. The aroma hop of Queenslands XXXX

Pedigree Not known but possibly a result of a cross between an English variety and an American male hop.

Maturity Early to late

Yield 1900 - 2400 kg. /ha. or 1700 - 2140 lb. /ac.

Growth Habit Vigorous but manageable

Disease/Pest Susceptibility Very susceptible to downy mildew. Not seriously affected by Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus.

Pickability/Drying/Baling Good

Cone-Structure Medium-compact cone

Lupulin Plentiful, yellow in color

Aroma Floral and spicy

Alpha Acid 5.5 - 8.5% w/w

Beta Acid 4.5 - 5.5 %w/w

Cohumulone 36 - 42% of alpha acids

Storageability 80 - 85% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C.

Total Oil 0.4 - 0.8 mls/100 grams

Myrcene 45 - 55% of whole oil

Humulene 15 - 18% of whole oil

Carophyllene 6 - 7% of whole oil

Farnesene <1% of whole oil

General Trade Perception An excellent general purpose hop with medium and well-balanced bittering potential and no undesirable aroma properties.

Possible Substitutions Galena, possibly US Northern Brewer

Typical Beer Styles Ale (Aroma), Lager (Bittering), Stout