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Hop: Citra®

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Citra was bred in 1990 from a cross of two unnamed hop plants and a third varietal. Complex lineage of Hallertau, Tettnanger (US), Brewer's Gold, and East Kent Golding. Originally known as X-114. Expanded acreage began in 2007.

Citra is one of the most sought after hops in the craft brewing industry. It is a wonderful hop for late hop additions: dry, whirlpool, etc.

General Information

Alias Citra® Brand HBC 394 cv
Profile Intense citrus. Grapefruit, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit, and lychee.
Country United States
Substitutes Galaxy, Mosaic®, Simcoe®
Purpose Aroma
Yield 1400-1600 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 75% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles India Pale Ale, Pale Ale


Alpha Acid 11.0-13.5%
Beta Acid 3.5-4.5%
Cohumulone 1.5-2.8 ml/100g


Total Oil 22.0-24.0%
Myrcene 60.0-70.0%
Humulene 7.0-12.0%
Caryophyllene 5.0-8.0%
Farnesene <1.0%
Linalool 0.6-0.9%
B-Pinene 0.7-1.0%
Geraniol 0.3-0.5%

Hops Catalog

  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
  • Oil composition percetages are based on the total percentage of oil in the hop. Example: 10 - 20% means that for the specific oil it is 10 - 20% of the overall oil make up.