Citra Hop substitutes and hop flavour/profile

What do you do when you are unable to find Citra hops online or at your favourite homebrew shop? Fear not as you can easily substitute Citra hops with the below hop varieties with great results.


Citra Hops Flavour/Profile

Specific aroma descriptors include grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee.

Citra Hops Usage

US-Style Pale Ales, IPAs, Double IPAs

Citra Hops Substitutes

  • Simcoe
  • Mosaic
  • Centennial
  • Cascade

Citra Hop Characteristics

Also Known As Citra® Brand HBC 394 cv
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%

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