If the middle of the cluster is wet, it will eventually rot the comb. Break apart the frames, brush them off leaving the bees in the cells, and then let them dry out.
If you let the wet rotting cluster sit for several months, you will get a black area of comb that the bees will just spend lots of time cleaning out. The rotting bees will deteriate the comb. Come spring, you will also get small fly larvae that will infest the cluster if it remains wet, especially if stored outside.
Were not talking more than 5 minutes worth of work. You already said the bees got a little ripe. That is the rotting bees. Cleaning up dead out is a normal beekeeper task that is well worth the effort. It doesn't need to be anything more than getting the bees from between the frames and leaving the rest.
And for all the typing on this forum over this one small task, it should of been done days ago.