Typical Use: Aroma
Alpha Acid: 11.0-15.0%
Beta Acid: 3.0-4.5%
Aroma/Flavour: Lime, Lychee, Tropical Fruit, Gooseberry, Guava, Passionfruit
Styles: IPA, Belgian Ale, SMASH, Wheat Beer, American Sour, Brettanomyces Beers
Similar Hops: Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial
Developed by Hop Breeding Company and released in 2007. Citra® Brand HBC 394 features fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of co-humulone.
This recent and bold hop caught the craft brewing boom in the mid to late 00’s and has developed a strong following. Often suited to making SMASH (Single Malt and Single Hop) brews, due to its solid citrus background and smooth taste. This profile bodes very well indeed for making American Northwest IPA’s and Pale Ales, and can compliment Brettanomyces fermented ales well.
Because of its distinctive and intense aromatics, Citra® is best in a late addition or dry hop capacity.