Hop: Citra®


Citra® was bred in 1990 from a cross of two unnamed hop plants and a third varietal by the Hop Breeding Company. 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®
Pairs with Cascade, Chinook, Galaxy, Mosaic®, Simcoe®
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
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
Resistant Downy mildew, powdery mildew, verticillium wilt
Susceptible Aphid


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%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Medium to high
Cones Medium size with tight density
Maturity Middle
Ease of Harvest Easy to moderate

Citra Aroma/Flavor Profile

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-26 09:06:59 (Added: 2020-11-26 09:06:59)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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