Cluster hop is an excellent general purpose hop. Nice in ales or lagers. The aroma hop of Queenslands XXXX
Not known but possibly a result of a cross between an English variety and an American male hop.
Maturity Early to late
Yield 1900 - 2400 kg. /ha. or 1700 - 2140 lb. /ac.
Growth Habit Vigorous but manageable
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Very susceptible to downy mildew. Not seriously affected by Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus.
Cone-Structure Medium-compact cone
Lupulin Plentiful, yellow in color
Aroma Floral and spicy
Alpha Acid 5.5 - 8.5% w/w
Beta Acid 4.5 - 5.5 %w/w
Cohumulone 36 - 42% of alpha acids
Storageability 80 - 85% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C.
Total Oil 0.4 - 0.8 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 45 - 55% of whole oil
Humulene 15 - 18% of whole oil
Carophyllene 6 - 7% of whole oil
Farnesene <1% of whole oil
General Trade Perception
An excellent general purpose hop with medium and well-balanced bittering potential and no undesirable aroma properties.
Galena, possibly US Northern Brewer
Typical Beer Styles
Ale (Aroma), Lager (Bittering), Stout
For years the standard US cultivar, improved mass selection in the mid-sixties. Limited acreage grown today.