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Old 09-22-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
Jun 2009
Austin, TX
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So I did a Simcoe/Citra IPA just to experiment (first time with both hops). I pulled a gravity sample today and WOW! If I hadn't made the beer myself, I wouldn't believe there wasn't fresh mango in there! I'm not sure yet if its a good thing or a bad thing, I'll have to see how it mellows as it ferments and conditions.

Hopping schedule was...
1.25 oz Simcoe @ 60

1 oz Citra @ 20
.25 oz Simcoe @ 20

1 oz Citra @ 7

1 oz Citra @ 0

1 oz Citra @ DH 5 days
.5 oz Simcoe @ DH 5 days

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Fermenting: beer
Conditioning: and more beer

Total gallons in 2012: 10

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Old 09-22-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
Jul 2010
Riverside, ca
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I have added Citra in 2 different recipes.Finishing up a keg right now. yes, it will need to age a bit, seems like it mellows more with age. It will have a bit of an odd flavor until it ages.

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Old 09-22-2010, 12:00 PM   #3
Mar 2010
Oklahoma City
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Love the Citra as a dry hop, but it will be a tropical fruit bomb until it mellows for sure.

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Old 09-22-2010, 01:09 PM   #4
Jun 2008
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The tropical fruit flavor of citra will settle down fairly quick in my experience. Unlike something like Pliny where you should drink it right away, this will benefit with a couple weeks of age.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:52 PM   #5
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I liked the tropical fruit flavors I got from my Citra IPA. I have another tweaked recipe on deck for when I get a new sack of north american 2row.

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