Cluster Fuggle IPA | Market Garden Brewery

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54 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Market Garden Brewery
Ohio, United States
marketgardenbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by swthomas55 on 08-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.91%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 8
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is awesome. as fresh as can be, a really well crafted product. pours bright gold color with a small but persistent white lace head. its got a touch of haze to it as well. smells more like the cluster hops, dank and sticky, and a lighter malt body. the flavor is balanced and complex hops interplaying with one another between that english and american style, but in true revolutionary war fashion, the american cause prevails. the finish is bitter and calling for another sip. feel is nice too, medium body, happening carbonation. it almost feels cask conditioned in the sense that its got that creamy smooth texture to it, but i think its a product of freshness here. majorly sessionable. all up an great strong ipa with well hidden kick. ill get this again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Cluster Fuggle was to me more of an English IPA than an American IPA. The beer poured a clear copper with foamy white head that laced. The smell and taste were dominated by bitter hops. The taste also was a bit dry. The mouthfeel was medium body with good carbonation. Overall it wasn't too bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy deep yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, faint pine like hops. In the taste, dryer pine like hops with a note of orange citrus. A hop like bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry pine hop in the aftertaste. Really nice hops, and a good balance.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%

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

This brew was served on tap at the Market Garden Brewery taproom in Cleveland, Ohio. The beer arrived in a generic nonic glass, showing a pale golden amber coloring. It held a film of a creamy white head, leaving wet geographical lacing as the liquid level in the glass descended. A chill haze briefly obscured clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be lighter. The aroma gave mild citric and herbal hop leafiness, cheaply metallic pale malt, powdered wheat malt, honey, dried herbal dankness, fried calamari oiliness, perfumed orange zestiness, honey, hot wax, adjuncty grains and white flour, pineapple, soft marijuana stickiness, and softly sweet booziness. The taste to follow showcased nicely bittering citric and piney hops that became organic, earthy, and herbal as the flavoring and warmth progresses. Otherwise, notes included tin, bittering ale yeastiness, powdery and pale malt toast, brushes of deep amber malt, adjuncty malt dirtiness, overcooked wheat bread, arugula greenness, old biscuits, phenolic polish chemical bite, and biting almond extract. The body was medium but very chewy, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip afforded fine slurp, smack, cream, and froth. The mouth was otherwise initially quite cooled, but this turned into a light but tight astringent puck. The abv was appropriate, with drinkability remaining in the middle of the road.

Overall, this was a very, very malt-forward IPA. This big showing lend to a much heavier and more chewy beer than expected for a “single” or standard IPA. This feel makes it hard to palate, and especially hard to pair with your meal. It went well enough with our appetizers of stuffed red peppers and Brussel sprouts, but clearly fought against the tomato bisque. The hops used were nicely bittering though, again, even more so when compared to many house IPAs. This was not quite to the extent to call it west coast, but it was certainly notable. As the beer warmed things seem to continue along their downhill path, as those ever present malts became more and more adjuncty and metallically cheap, much like a heavily hopped version of your typical mass-produced American lagers. Ultimately, this wasn’t horrendous, but rather just much less refreshing than what we’ve come to expect from a simpler IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Cluster Fuggle IPA from Market Garden Brewery
3.61 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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