Super Cluster
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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From:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,666
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,896
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 9.11%
Ratings:
796
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 17, 2022
Added:
Apr 20, 2018
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  185
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Super ClusterSuper Cluster
Notes: This out-of-this-world ale is a galactic blast from the glass, a Citra supernova in the sky, jettisoning lupulin lusciousness through the cosmos and across the universe of your palate. Enter its bitter orbit and we'll all float on, okay? Cheers!
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4 by JHeard79 from North Carolina on May 17, 2022
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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TakiMan42

kinda broke this week but it's 92 outside and it called for a crisp but strong beer for a late afternoon sit on the porch, snagged a cheap pack of these and boy does it do the trick. poured into a pint glass a nice crystal clear golden honey, with a pretty finger n a half of foam resting atop that's settled down to a few floaters and a ring of clingy lacing. on the nose there's lots of bitter grapefruit pith, skunky resin(in a good way), grass, honey and caramel, with underlying notes of lightly toasted biscuits and fresh orange juice. the caramel-y malts hit the mouth first but are almost immediately taken over by a nice grapefruit n pine that you expect from old ipas, with hints of grassiness coming through and then returning to that sweet bread profile. there's a nice lingering citrus-y bitterness here that i always love in these types. these go down very smoothly and creep up on you with a nice warmth in the belly halfway through the beer. medium bodied and decently carbonated, it's a nice beer to throw back that will get you flying high in no time. thanks to the weather for making me want to sit outside again and thanks to the grocery store for knocking a buck off a pack of these, i'll buy em again either way

May 11, 2022
 
4 by Steviek247 from England on May 04, 2022
 
4.34 by Connybumbum from Colorado on Apr 15, 2022
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4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by sodavisions from Michigan

Drank out of a really cool Target snifter lol
LOOK: Golden honey, 1 finger of fine bubbly foam that dissipates rather quickly into little bits of lacing. Super hazy; almost opaque.
SMELL: Orange, tons of hops, pine, and grass.
TASTE: Citrus up front, and then the hops hit like a bus. Very big flavor without feeling too heavy.
FEEL: Nice carbonation and crispness, strong bitterness, moderate dryness.
OVERALL: My first real IPA and still my favorite at the time of reviewing.

Mar 29, 2022
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by madmaxmedia from California

This is perhaps the best bang for the buck IPA around. On an absolute scale it is maybe a 3.5, but if you co wider value it is 5/5. I’m not good at writing intricate beer reviews but have to put one in for Super Cluster. Strong and pretty crisp but not musty, 8% ABV and doesn’t taste it For around or under $10 a six-pack, how does Lagunitas do it?

Mar 20, 2022
 
4.25 by Beecham from California on Mar 16, 2022
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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by RJLarse from Washington

Six-pack of cans poured in to a pint glass. Pours a pale gold color, clear with a bubbly white head. Aroma is faint, with some pine notes. Taste is well balanced, with a wet finish. A very good IPA. A lot like the regular IPA from Lagunitas or the Bodhizafa from Georgetown.

Mar 06, 2022
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4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by Mattgm1234567

Perfect IPA for me.

Mar 04, 2022
 
3.53 by lonestarshield from Texas on Feb 26, 2022
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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JHallister

I created an account just to review this IPA. I’m a HUGE IPA fan, and I gotta say this one from Lagunitas took me by surprise. I bought it cuz I loved the branding. And man! I’m glad I did. One of my new favorites.

LOOK: Honey with a thumbs thickness of foam

SMELL: Fresh squeezed orange juice, pine forrest, peaches

Taste: This was what really shocked me- spicy! Initial sweetness then a spicy wave hits your pallet, shifting into that classic hop bitterness that lingers on the back of your tongue (which I love). If you’ve ever tasted pine resin/sap, it’s a similar sensation.

MOUTHFEEL: tingling spice and perfect carbonation.

OVERALL: This is one to rival Ghost in the Machine, Jai Alai, Dragon Pointe, and the other top notch IPA’s out there. Seriously a new favorite.

Feb 25, 2022
 
4.24 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Feb 19, 2022
 
4.3 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2022
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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by whynot44 from Missouri

Clear gold color with a\bout a finger of foamy white head that dissipates to just a ring fairly quickly but does continue to produce some nice lacing.
The aroma is pine resin and grapefruit hops galore.
The taste is the same, basically a hops bomb with a sweet light malt backbone, some hints of pineapple and mango drift by. The finish is pine resin hat lingers.
The body is medium and fairly smooth.
Altogether this is a solid and very enjoyable IPA for the hops lovers.

Jan 16, 2022
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a grip shaped, wide mouth goblet: color is gold, transparent, head is bright white with fine bubbles and presents 1 finger thick, head dissipates to thin top with spotty lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is in the realm of classic dipa: just enough sweet malt character, hint of honey, then punch of hops with citrus pith, tangerine, grass, tea, herbs.

Taste is less sweet, more dry: malt is lightly toffee, touch of honey, base character then hops with similar citrus pith, tangerine juice, grass, herbs, tea, light pine/juniper.

Mouthfeel is crisp carbonation, moderate sweetness, moderate/strong bitterness, drying finish with a light sweetness.

Overall a dipa of classic stylings with a nice depth of malt and hop character - sweet aroma but dry finish, citrus forward hops but grassy/herbal/tea like finish.

Jan 07, 2022
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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by CyrusT

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass. No date .

L: This beer pours a clear copper color with a nice fluffy, white head that takes a few minutes to dissipate. But the head doesn’t fully go away, and leaves beautiful lacing on the glass as I drink it.

S: On the nose , plenty of pine , citrus, and resin.

T: Tons of citrus and pine up front , and if it weren’t for the mellowing effect of the resin at the end, could be too much citrus and pine. But the resin mellows, and smoothens the finish. Its even a little sweet. The finish is also a little dry. Bitter. Blends well with the citrus and pine, as well as the resin. This is a good tasting beer.

F: This brew is moderately carbonated. It’s not silky, but it is very smooth. This is a medium bodied beer.

Overall , and IPA’s are not my go to style, but overall this is a really good beer that I would buy again.

Jan 02, 2022
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Bradford's in Plymouth for about fourteen dollars. My eleventh brew from these guys, have had many more. Pretty good, would get again.

Dec 17, 2021
 
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Dec 02, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Scrappy notes from 2019. 12 ounce bottles some poured some not.
At 60 IBU this brew is hop forward. Loads of Citra hops, some sediment, fairly unfiltered, pineapple, mango, papaya. Not overly bitter or oily. Has a crisp fast finish. Excellent!

Nov 21, 2021
 
3.69 by funku2 from Colorado on Nov 21, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Super Cluster pours a copper color, with a medium, long lasting, massively lacing head. Aroma is crisp, a bit sweet, a hint of grain. Flavor is clean, crisp, big floral notes forward. Good body and feel. Overall, this is a great, no frills, BIG IPA, that tastes like IPA.

Nov 19, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by dcotom from Iowa

Poured cold from a 12-ounce can into a "snulip" glass. Clear amber-colored body, with a center pour yielding a two-finger snow-white cap of foam. Good retention, with some spotty lacing all around. At the lower temperature, this seemed to me to be quite malt forward. Aromas of citrus (grapefruit, orange), tropical fruit, and pine gave way to caramelly sweetness on the palate. As it warmed toward cellar temperature, it seemed to balance out. The hop character came through quite nicely, with the maltiness fading into the background a little. Good bitterness and a crisp finish round out the profile. Overall, an excellent beer and a pleasant sipper on a cool fall evening.

Nov 06, 2021
 
3.88 by vfgccp from New York on Oct 30, 2021
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4.77/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Morgulduin

This is a great beer. It doesn't taste hair above 5%. It does down smooth and has a great hoppy taste without being too sweet or too funky. This is recommended for IPA lovers who like a hoppy brew without much haze and without much sweetness.

Oct 25, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by CTBrewReview from Connecticut

Is this beer legal? Looks great in the glass having clear dark yellow hues. The smell is also good - pineapple festival? Taste - oof - too boozy and the flavor has evaporated into the back of my throat which is also where the flavor resides. Bitter in the back of the throat. Too much too fast.

Oct 06, 2021
 
 
4 by Griphon from Florida on Oct 01, 2021
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4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by soxfanben from Illinois

Very good beer. It reminds me of my homeland, which is a country that no longer exists. What’s that? Thou believest I speak of Checkoslovakia? Not even close, my friend. Not even the right planet. Tastes of oranges with hints of a robot’s bath water.

Sep 15, 2021
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3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Dionysus from New Jersey

Great beer, super boozy - I still drink all six. I like the taste of the hops on this one. Very dank smelling but not great color on the brew. I've had this beer several times and will continue to buy it because its a decent brew and if I can't find anything new at my liquor store this is the one I buy.

Sep 13, 2021
 
3.99 by hotwired from New Jersey on Aug 12, 2021
 
4.25 by hester7 from Texas on Aug 09, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Jaasoares from Virginia

Pours a clear golden color with a short lived white head. Malt and hops on the nose and taste. There’s a mild juiciness too which is well balanced with the resinous bitter taste which is short lived. Totally crushable!

Aug 06, 2021
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3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz can - review from notes

This thing drinks more like a pale ale than an IPA. It's more malty than I'd expect from Lagunitas, not to mention less hopped. Smells of citra hops and dank - this is the highlight. Weird metallic aftertaste. Eh.

Jul 31, 2021
 
4.1 by Segelstrom from Pennsylvania on Jul 30, 2021
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3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by mothman from Minnesota

Can. Clear golden color. White head. Some lace.

Maybe the can was a bit old, but it just felt a little malty. Didn’t have that big lagunitas dank hop profile I normally get.

Jul 27, 2021
 
4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 17, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by BillAfromSoCal from California

The canned on date is undecipherable. I only bought 1 can to try because I like the 12 oz format and the claim of "Mega IPA of Intergalactic Proportions" seemed promising, as did the $1.50/can price. However, despite the promising hop-rich smell upon pouring, the carbonation seemed very high, the body very thin, the head verrry temporary. It did leave some token lacing. I found the flavor to be typical of the advertised Citra hop but certainly not warranting claims of "mega" anything. I was trying to decide between 3.5 and 3.75 overall and went with 3.75 mainly because it is 12 oz and cost effective compared to my more normal IPAs.

Jul 11, 2021
 
3.27 by simonrgilbert57 from California on Jul 11, 2021
Super Cluster from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 796 ratings