- My Rating: [B], I gave it a (3.4 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Cluster Single-Hop IPA – Double Mountain Brewery, 7.3% ABV – 85 BU, 1 pint 0.9 fl.oz., (Hood River, Oregon, USA)
- more information about the cluster hop at beerlegends.com
on the front-left label:
“Clusters were the dominant hop variety in the U.S. for a few centuries. They lend this fine beer their unique aromas, full of citrus fruit and herbal goodness.”
- Style: (Single hop – Cluster) India Pale Ale
- Taste: Cascading micro CO2 pineapple-peach med-sharp bitter hops
- Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N. Burnaby
- How much: $6.40 CAD (after 12.5% off) – 1 pt. 0.9 fl.oz., November 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: decent, but nah.
Visual: Pours translucent muddy amber with a tiny dissipating head, thin half island retention, partial lacing, mixed tight and loose singular streams.
Nose: pineapple, fishy-grassy hops. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: crisp-almost creamy
Mid-palate: fine micro CO2, pineapple-peach dry bitter hops, (lvl-3-sweetness), fleshy apple, citrusy-tangy barley malt
Finish: lingering medium-sharp hoppy bitter finish.
Summary: A solid, quality texture with smooth transitions and an agreeable flavours. Not overly bitter, it maintains a very nice balance of citrus-sweet malt-bitter hops-crisp creamy mouthfeel.