Super Cluster | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by superspak on 04-20-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,111
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
105
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Jlabs
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass via draft @ Madison Pour House (Albany, NY)

color is a nice amber yellow with some light white foam

smell is citrus (pineapple)

taste is light citrus with bitter hops that pops..a bit malty yet well balanced

very nice West Coast IPA

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Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent gold with a thmb of ivory colored head. Nice head retention & much better lacing

S: Citrus in spades, a little breadyness

T: Oranges, breadyness & a little dryness up front, tangerines as well & a little grapefruit on the edges. Grapefruit picks up stema once warm, a little green melon& breadyness too. Finishes with pomelo, grapefruit, a little breadyness & spme dryness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation , great balance

So easy to drink, another winner from these guys, suprise, suprise

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from draft into a taster! This beer is dank and juicy, almost close to their Waldos Ale for me. This was another good IPA from Lagunitas that I enjoyed and would buy a 12 pack of!

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Photo of Unclevince
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/19/2018. Pours fairly cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, toasted biscuit, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, toasted biscuit, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, toasted biscuit, light honey/caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 8% after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV wit hthe mellowly bitter/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Citra was definitely more earthy/peppery than expected. Great balance of juicy, dank, and earthy hop complexity, with a nice bready malt backbone. Mild residual sweetness with matching lingering bitter dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

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Photo of Betolito
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz bottle on August 16, 2018. A Citra hopped mega ale of intergalactic proportions. The smooth finish is the star of the show here.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Looks is a crystal cl we yellow orange with a frothy white head.

Aroma is biscuit malt with a slight orange at the end.

Taste matches aroma, lots of biscuit malt and a little orange hop candy.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There was a place and a time, long, long ago, where the IPA landscape trekked along fine. Everyone was happy. Everyone was content. But then came along Citra hops and everything changed. The first ones to land this coveted hop changed the way we appreciate IPA. But now that everyone has access to these hops, no one is special anymore.

In walks Super Cluster, Lagunitas single hop showcased imperial IPA that's just dripping with the stuff, asking the beer to even shine with amber, honey and orange hues. Hazy with hop matter, a rich froth adorns the rim. A radiant perfume orbits the glass and teases the nose with branch ripe, orange leading citronella. Tropical even in its scent, the front of the tongue is greeted with caramel, honey and a simple malt weight.

With its imperial status holding onto the malty substrate deep into the middle palate, the hops grow to rival, and eventually overtake, the lingering malt with the succulence of tangerine and mandarin orange. Reinforcements of mango, pineapple, papaya and apricot add an exotic, tangy and juicy flavor gives the beer a creamsicle-like impression before trending bitter with herbaceous grasses, green tea and a spicy gin-like bite.

Medium bodied and trending dry, the beer's refreshing and clean flavors insist on holding a few remnants of malt for continued balance into a deep and resinous after palate. Medium long in its length, the ale trails with tropical fruit peels and a chivy, tea-like botanical blend.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gmartin75
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with 2 fingers and alot of sediment. Aromas of citrus, apricot, grapefruit, peach, mango, pine, orange peel and a honey caramel malt. The flavor is of citrus and floral notes. Low bitterness. Some dankness with lots of orange, pine, and grapefruit peel. Medium body, good carbonation.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Arome glass. Darker medium copper body, one finger white head. Smell is big citrus, grapefruit. Really nice hop aroma. Medium caramel. A bit of toasted biscuit. But mostly it's the citra playing around here. Flavour follows; more caramel comes out to play, but there is a nice big citrus hop presence in the backend. In some ways it starts approaching triple IPA territory, but certainly nicely balanced. Medium body, good carbonation, moderately bitter resin.

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Photo of ravisingh
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Tried this in a tulip glass and there wasn't much head. Mild carbonation with a rusty amber color. The aroma was bready and slightly moldy. The taste was surprisingly different from the average dipa. It was floral and tasted somewhat like an orange with bready notes. The pine and rind flavors typical of most ipa's was missing to an extent , but that was ok. Great beer.

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Photo of peabody
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a pale copper with a large head. The aroma is softly fragrant, with notes of lemon peel, grapefruit peel, chamomile, white flowers, cracker malts, mandarin orange, and a bit of dusty hop character. The flavor is gentle, combining citrus and floral tones with very low bitterness. wit lots of mandarin orange and pine grapefruit peel and subtle flowery hints around the edges. The mouthfeel is light with frothy carbonation. Overall a nice beer, with lots of great flavor, though I could use a bit more bitterness for balance.

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Photo of wtpbod
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdog
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Gold, lots of particles, ok head.

Smell: Danky, citrus.

Taste: Mildly sweet citrus to start then a little more bitterness than expected. A little bit of dankness in the taste too. Full feeling.

Overall: Lagunitas makes solid hoppy beers and I needed some beer for the week. Big citra taste and a bit of old school double IPA bitterness action here. Works for me!

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Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Super Cluster from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 105 ratings