ATF Citra Pale Ale - Whirlpool version

American Pale Ales (APA) are a refreshing hoppy beer with sufficient malt base to make the beer balanced and drinkable.

The ATF Citra Pale Ale delivers a beer that is hard to resist. Loaded with Citra hops, the beer has brash citrus, grapefruit, and orange flavours and aromas, with hints of resinous pine. The clean light malty base with a background of nutty toasted caramel balances the hops perfectly. The beer finishes dry and will have you reaching for more.

Yeast is not included in the kit. We recommend using one packet of the Safale US-05, or you could also try Mangrove Jack's West Coast Yeast, or Lallemand's BRY-97 West Coast Ale Yeast.

This recipe employs whirlpool hopping at a set temperature of 65℃ for 60 minutes. If you are unable to maintain a 65℃ whirlpool for 60 minutes you may wish to try the hop burst version.

The Details

Post Boil Kettle Volume @ 20℃: 24 L
Post Boil Efficiency: 85%
Target Original Gravity: 1.052
Target Final Gravity: 1.010
ABV: 5.55%
Colour (SRM): 8.17
IBU (calculated): 38.5

This kit contains:

Detailed recipe and instructions.

Grain (milled or unmilled)

  • American Ale Malt
  • Light Crystal
  • Supernova
  • Sour Grapes


  • Moutere - Bittering
  • Citra

Brewing salts (if required)

Please select the source water you will be using to receive the correct salts. The target water profile is provided for brewers using another source water so that the correct mineral/acid additions can be calculated to achieve the target water profile and mash pH. Brewing salts and lactic acid can be purchased here.

Kettle Finings

  • Brewers Carageenan

Yeast Nutrient

  • Yeast Vit


    This kit is only put together when ordered. All hops are kept vacuumed sealed and refrigerated. Yeast is also kept refrigerated.

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