Citra Hops

Characteristics

Citra is a new moderately-high acid (10-12%) US hop variety releaset sometime in 2008. Citra is a cross between several hop varieties including Hallertau Mittelfreuh, U.s. Tettnanger, E.K. Goldings, and other unknown varieties.

The aroma is reported to be very fruity (citrus fruits especially.) Descriptors I have seen used include: grapefruit, lime, melon, gooseberry, lychee fruit.

I haven't been able to purchase Citra yet, so I do not have a recipe or any personal experience. I first found out about the Citra hop when reading about the Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA. If you get your hands on this hop and get to brew with it, please let me know how it turns out.

Specifications

Typical Use : Multi Purposse Alpha Acid : 10 to 12% AAU
Origination : USA
Characteristics : Citrusy
Styles : I've only heard of this in IPA
Similar Hops : Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA



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