Hop Plant Variety: Cluster L8

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: 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

Cluster L8

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