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.
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