A dual purpose American hop with a high alpha acid (11-13%). Its character is strongly tropical and lush with a host of fruit flavors including peach, passionfruit, guava, lychee, lime and gooseberry. Because of its distinctive and intense aromatics, Citra® is best in a late addition or dry hop capacity. Used as a single variety or in a blend, Citra® does well in American wheat beers, pale ales, IPAs Belgian-style ales, and has been known to complement Brettanomyces.
Comprised of Hallertau Mittelfruh, US Tettnang, Brewer's Gold and East Kent Golding
Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee
Typical Beer Styles
Developed by the Hop Breeding Company and released in 2007.
11.0 - 13.0%
3.5 - 4.5%
22 - 24%
2.2 - 2.8 mL / 100g
60 - 65% of total oil
11 - 13% of total oil
6 - 8% of total oil
< 1% of total oil
General Trade Perception
One of the most popular new varieties, known for its intense flavor and aroma characteristics
Note: The 2 ounce packages are packed down from a pound package in house and nitrogen flushed to preserve freshness.