Citra Hops

Citra HopsIf you are looking for a moderate bittering hop with a unique Citrus, Gooseberry and passion fruit flavor then consider using Citra hops… The name citra alone makes this hop variety sound refreshing…

Not only is this hop a good bittering hop, but the oil content makes this a perfect finishing hop that will add a burst of flavor and aroma in many of your beers…

Some of the most popular beer styles where you’ll see this hop variety used are Pale Ale and IPA…

Here are some of the most important characteristics of this hop variety:

Citra Hop Profile

Alpha:Beta Ratio: 3.0
Alpha Acids: 11.0 – 13.0%
Beta Acids:
3.5 – 4.5%
Co-humulone:
22 – 24% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 2.2 – 2.8 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 60 – 65% of total oils
Humulene: 11 – 13% of total oils

There really is no hop substitutes for this hop variety unless you go for something like Amarillo hops, but those have more of a flowery note to them… the gooseberry, passionfruit and grapefruit like citrus character of this hop is just not easy to find…