Many craft and home-brewers like Citra for its intense citrus aroma and flavor, making it one of the most sought after hops. Lime and grapefruit aromas with gooseberry, passion fruit, and lychee notes. Currently it’s one of the top choices for late hop additions or dry hopping for when you want to create a great IPA or Pale Ale. It has a fairly high alpha acid content which makes it an excellent choice for bittering IPAs, Pales, and American Ales.

Alpha Acids: 11.0 – 13.0%

Beta Acids: 3.5 – 4.5%

Alpha-Beta Ratio: 2.4-3.7

Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 22-24%

Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 2.2-2.8

Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 75%

Similar Hop Varieties: Simcoe, Mosaic

Beer styles: American-style Pale Ale, IPA, Double IPA

Storability: Average

Origin: American

Flavor and Aroma: Citrus, Tropical, Fruity

Alpha Acids: Average

Use: Aroma/Flavor

Total Oil Content: Average