Citra is a relatively new variety, developed by the Hop Breeding Company of Yakima from Hallertau Mittelfruh, Tettnang, Brewers Gold, and East Kent Golding parentage. Its character is strongly tropical and lush with a host of fruit flavors including peach, passionfruit, guava, lychee, lime and gooseberry. Because of its distinctive and intense aromatics, Citra is best in a late addition or dry hop capacity. Used as a single variety or in a blend, Citra does well in American wheat beers, pale ales, IPAs Belgian-style ales, and has been known to complement Brettanomyces.
Hop Type: Aroma/Dual-Purpose
Origin: United States
Alpha Acid: 11 - 13%
Similar Varieties: Chinook
Common Styles: American-style Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, and IPA, Belgian-style Ale