Cluster (AUS)

Though its official lineage is vague, Australian Cluster is a dual-use hop thought to be of Dutch, English and/or American ancestry. Australian Cluster, grown by HPA is strongly resinous but yields a balanced bitterness with a notable herbal character. Australian’s, particularly those in Queensland, might recognize Australian-grown Cluster as the aroma variety in XXXX Bitter.


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Also Known As Australian Cluster
Characteristics Strongly resinous, herbal character
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.5%-8.5%
Beta Acid Composition 4.5%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 36%-42%
Country Australia
Cone Size
Cone Density Medium
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 1900-2400 kg/hectare (1695-2141 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 80-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Easy
Total Oil Composition 0.4-1 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition 15%-18%
Caryophyllene Oil 6%-7%
Farnesene Oil 1%
Substitutes Northern Brewer, Galena
Style Guide Lager, Stout, Ale

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