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Old 06-17-2013, 05:30 AM   #11
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imo citra is good to compliment other hops. i personally have had bad luck using it as the main hop or using large amounts of it in addition to other hops. ive had better results using small amounts to compliment other hops.

that being said, i know that it can be done right as the main hop as there are many tasty commercial examples that showcase citra.

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:26 AM   #12
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another citra tropical fruit lover here. but does it work well with simcoe? i've always kept those two away from each other

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:30 AM   #13
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I love the tropical fruitiness of citra. I just did 2oz in pellets plus .5oz of whole leaf cascade for my dry hop and it smelled off the charts delicious.

I think citra played out very well in my coffee ipa. I liked it so much, I might make the same recipe again and hold the coffee as for great hot summer drinking IIPA

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Old 06-17-2013, 02:08 PM   #14
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another citra tropical fruit lover here. but does it work well with simcoe? i've always kept those two away from each other
Very well IMO
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Check outvthe zombie dust clone. Very good but the hop bill is less than you used,

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I made a citra smash with 6 oz of citra. It was really good when it was young, but over time the citra mellowed out. Give it time if its to much.it should fade a little over time

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I just won our local Pro-Am competition with a Citra IPA, and I dry hopped with 1.25oz per 5gal batch, and that was PLENTY to get a nice citrus punch.

I also used it for flavoring and aroma additions, but nothing before 15 mins left, or else you risk imparting weird flavors from it.

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I brewed a pale ale in early April using Citra hops for the first time: 1 oz each of Chinook (60min), Cascade (15min) and Citra (5 min). This weekend I opened the first one. The stuff is liquid crack! I can't get enough of it.

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:33 PM   #19
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I LOVE Citra! The batch I have in secondary was brewed with .5oz for 15 min and is now dry hopping with 1.5 oz. it's not my primary though, as I used Columbus at 60 and centennial at 30. But I can't get enough of the aroma! Great for summer.

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I brewed a single-hop beer with Citra once. Thought the hops smelled amazing on brew day. I felt very differently when the batch had matured. At least it mellowed in time. I've since come to learn that Citra can be a nice background hop at least.
Yeah, I did the same thing! I made an all-citra beer.

I sampled it. And it screamed MANGO at me. Badly.

I dryhopped it with cascade in the keg, hoping it would help.

I still call that my "Juicy Fruit Gum Beer".

Ick.

I like citra as a tiny (very tiny) addition to a complex hops bill. But alone? No sir.
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