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Old 01-17-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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so ive read a good amount of threads in the forum/online regarding citra hops. after everything ive read im really on the fence about using them, lots of mixed opinions. basically, i wanna know feeback of how you feel about this hop, either during the boil, late additions, but more so dry hopping. i have an ipa that im building and the dry hops were gonna be amarillo, simcoe, cascade, and columbus. i was thinking about subbing the amarillo for citra depending on the feedback i get....

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:11 AM   #2
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I have been trying to study up on citra as well, very interested in trying to use it in my next IPA recipe....subscribing

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:13 AM   #3
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Citra is bar none, my favorite American hop to dry hop with. Super floral/ fruity smell.

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:21 AM   #4
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Drinking an APA right now I dry hopped with Citra. It's kinda got a flavor all its own. very fruity. My son grabbed a glass friday night and said, dad whats this new beer, it tastes like it has fruit in it. Columbus is a great hop also. i use it a lot
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:22 AM   #5
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Citra is bar none, my favorite American hop to dry hop with. Super floral/ fruity smell.
how do you think it would blend in the hops i have listed for the dry hop w/ a amarillo substitute? can you compare citra to any other hop? ive heard it can be real tropical and even kinda "catty" like simcoe.

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:27 AM   #6
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I've got a batch in the secondary right now dry hopping with citra. This is my first batch ever though - its an IPA made using only zeus and citra hops. I'll be bottling in about a week...will let you know how it turns out.

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:28 AM   #7
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Sorry if I am hijacking the thread,.....but wonder how well citra would dry hop in a double IPA....think you could still get some citrusy/floral hints over the strength of the high IBU's???

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:30 AM   #8
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I've got a batch in the secondary right now dry hopping with citra. This is my first batch ever though - its an IPA made using only zeus and citra hops. I'll be bottling in about a week...will let you know how it turns out.
Interesting! Curious to see the taste notes of this one!

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:40 AM   #9
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I wouldn't use it for bittering. It's been called simcoe on steroids when used for more than a 30min boil. I use it exclusively in a pale but don't hop till 30min. The last ipa I did had warrior, cascade, Amarillo, and citra. Awesome combo of hops.

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:44 AM   #10
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boil 60 mins 2.0 Warrior pellet 15.0
boil 30 mins 1.0 Citra pellet 11.0
boil 20 mins 0.5 Amarillo Gold pellet 7.2
boil 20 mins 0.5 Citra pellet 11.0
boil 20 mins 1.0 Cascade pellet 5.5
boil 10 mins 1.0 Citra pellet 11.0
boil 10 mins 0.5 Cascade pellet 5.5
boil 10 mins 0.5 Amarillo Gold pellet 7.2
boil 5 mins 1.0 Amarillo Gold pellet 7.2
boil 5 mins 0.5 Citra pellet 11.0
boil 5 mins 1.0 Cascade pellet 5.5
dry hop 7 days 0.5 Amarillo Gold pellet 7.2
dry hop 7 days 0.5 Cascade


Also used 1oz of citra for dry hop. Used this schedule in a black ipa and a rye ipa.

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