Cluster is the oldest hop variety grown in the U.S. Until the late 1970’s, Cluster was one of only a few varieties growing in the U.S. and accounted for most of the country’s hop acreage.
It is an excellent general purpose hop with well-balanced bittering potential and aroma properties. The storage stability of its alpha acids is among the best in the world.
Alpha Acids 5.5 - 8.5%
Beta Acids 4.5 - 5.5%
Cohumulone (% of alpha acids) 37 - 43%
Total Oils (Mls. per 100 grams dried hops) 0.4 - 0.8
Myrcene (as % of total oils) 45 - 55%
Caryophyllene (as % of total oils) 6.0 - 7.0%
Humulene (as % of total oils) 15 - 18%
Farnesene (as % of total oils)<1.0%