Citra WHOLE CONE HOPS – 1 LB Homebrew Beer IPA Pale Ale Brewing Hops HBC 394More Info
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One of the most widely used hops in commercial, craft, and home brews, the Citra hop packs a pungent flavor that has been used in in many beer styles. Bred from four different hops including East Kent Golding and US Tettnang and released in 2007, this hop provides high levels of both alpha acids and oils. These characteristics lend Citra hops to both bittering and aromatic uses, most commonly found in styles like IPAs and Pales Ales.
Bright orange, grapefruit, lemon and other wonderfully tropical fruit flavors create an aroma that is totally unique to this popular hop. An alpha acid range from about 11% to 13% provides the perfect bittering agent in in a boil, and lets aroma shine through when dry hopped. Combining Citra hops in whole or pellet form with other fruity varietals like Simcoe and Mosaic works well, while these can also be substitutions for Citra. Test out this fruity flavor yourself in commercial brews like Citra Single Hop Imperial IPA from Flying Dog Brewery, and see how it goes down when dry hopped in Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo IPA.
All hops are packaged in oxygen, light and moisture barrier bags. They are purged with nitrogen and stored cold to optimize freshness. Resealable packages feature a tear notch and zipper.
AROMA PROFILE: CITRUS, TROPICAL FRUIT
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. It is tolerant to downy mildew and powdery mildew with good pickability of dense, medium sized cones. Comprised of Hallertau Mittelfrüh, US Tettnang, Brewer’s Gold and East Kent Golding.
Comprised of Hallertau Mittelfrüh, 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.
~75% alpha remaining after 6 months
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
1 LB Loose
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