Cluster L8 Hop Plant

Cluster L8 Hop Description

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

Country of Origin: US

Alpha Acids 5.5-8.5%
Beta: 4.5-5.5%
Yield #’s / acre 1,700 – 2,100

Purpose: Dual

Co-Humulone  36-42%

Seasonal Maturity: Late

Growth Rate: Very High

Cone Size: Medium
Cone Density: Compact

Sidearm Length: 24-36’

Resistant to: 
Susceptible to: Downy and Powdery Mildew

Style Guide: Baley Wine, Porter, English Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Honey Ale, American Lager

Aroma: Citrus, Spicy, Floral

Substitutes: Galena, Chinook, Eroica, Nugget


If you’d like more information on other hop varieties we have available, select the variety you’re interested in below.

AlphAroma, Bramling, Canadian Redvine,  Cascade,  Cashmere,  Centennial,  Chinook,          Cluster L8 Columbia,  Comet,  Crystal,  Eroica,  Fuggle H,  Galena,  Glacier,  Hallertau m.fHorizon,  Liberty,  Magnum,  Mt Hood,  Mt Rainier,  NewPort,  Northern Brewer,  NuggetOlympic,   Oregon Cluster,  PerlePocket Talisman,  Saaz 72,  Sorachi AceSterling,               Styrian Golding,  Tahoma,  Teamaker,  Tettnanger Triple PearlTriumphUK SerebriankaUltra,  VanGuard,  Willamette,  Yakima Gold,  Zatecki Cerveni,  Zeus