Citra ® - 100g

Citra is a very popular American hop with a strong citrus character combined with tropical fruit. Although it is a relatively high alpha hop it is not often used as a bittering addition as it is considered to provide a harsh bitterness.

It is well suited to Pale Ales, APA, and IPA and is prominent in Panhead's very popular Supercharger along with Simcoe and Centennial.

Characteristics Citrus, grapefruit, lime, tropical fruits, harsh bitterness
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 10%-15%
Beta Acid Composition  3%-4.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-35%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Tight
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1600-1800 kg/hectare (1400-1600 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Medium to high
Resistant to Downy mildew, powdery mildew and verticillium wilt
Susceptible to Aphids
Storability Retains 75% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Easy to moderate
Total Oil Composition 1.5-3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 60%-70%
Humulene Oil Composition 7%-12%
Caryophyllene Oil 5%-8%
Farnesene Oil < 1%
Substitutes Simcoe®, Cascade (US), Centennial, Mosaic®
Style Guide India Pale Ale, American Ales, Amber