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Favorite beers made from citra hops?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by COWHAWK, Jan 31, 2013.


    COWHAWK Aficionado (105) Iowa Jan 29, 2013

    I was wondering if anyone has any good recomendations on citra hops brew?
  2. Starkbier

    Starkbier Savant (270) Maryland Sep 19, 2002

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo and Victory Headwaters Pale Ale.
  3. UC4ME

    UC4ME Aspirant (35) Kyrgyzstan Jan 31, 2013

    Saranac's White IPA
  4. zombie dust :)
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  5. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (575) California Dec 12, 2009

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  6. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    Double Sunshine for me. Hard to get but trade worthy for sure.
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  7. Kern River Citra, obv.
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  8. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (835) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Gotta be ZD.
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  9. Strangely enough, despite being the beer that originated the Citra hop, I get surprisingly few of the predominant Citra characteristics from Torpedo.
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  10. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Savant (390) Germany Jan 22, 2012

    Perpetual IPA. I have a ZD clone everyone likes but have never had the real thing
  11. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    I'm with tectactoe, gotta be zombie dust.
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  12. Starkbier

    Starkbier Savant (270) Maryland Sep 19, 2002

    my understanding is its only dry hopped with Citra.
  13. Citranation by Night Shift.
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  14. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Whoa. Torpedo has citra? Color me surprised. I get next to no citrus flavor in that beer.

    Edit: Forgot to mention my favorite. Aside for the obvious, KRBC Citra, my favorites are Knee Deep Simtra and Anchorage Bitter Monk.
  15. mklisz

    mklisz Advocate (680) New Hampshire Dec 31, 2010

  16. TypsiYpsi

    TypsiYpsi Savant (385) Michigan Jul 27, 2012

    As said in the thread quoted above, Citra Pale from OddSide Ales in Michigan. Not sure where you're located but it's not bottled AFAIK.
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  17. Hill Farmstead Citra
  18. HF Double Citra
  19. Hill Farmstead Citra and Double Citra are really good. I want to try the Kern version for sure also.
  20. All of you Citra hop fans may want to sit down for this... About 30% of the Citra harvest was rejected by various processors and much of the remaining harvest got 'wind burnt'. The flavor of the 2012 harvest has shifted some and a brewing colleague of mine said they rejected ALL of their Citra contract because of "onion and garlic" rather than citrus and a petroleum note as well. 2011 Citras were great...the 2012 crop had a weird weather season and stressed the bines. There may be good lots of Citra but two different processors I deal with have acknowledged the above.
  21. fredmugs

    fredmugs Champion (920) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    Mmmmmm......petroleum notes.
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  22. josephwa

    josephwa Advocate (635) Minnesota Jun 4, 2012

    Schell Citra Pils and Kern River Citra
  23. CUE45

    CUE45 Aficionado (215) Virginia Jul 29, 2008

    Orange Whip from Mad Fox! Susan from HF is also fantastic, though not as accessible ...
  24. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Dry Dock's Breakwater Pale Ale.
  25. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Savant (370) Vermont Sep 25, 2010

    This may be the saddest thing I've heard in a while...
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  26. hwy395

    hwy395 Savant (250) California Jan 20, 2012

    Heading to the Citra release at Kern River tomorrow. Staying at the lodge next door and will be second or third in line. 3 people, one doesn't drink...I'll have 12+ bottles. Should we talk ?
  27. dbc5

    dbc5 Savant (480) Ohio Jun 18, 2009

    I stumbled upon this beer one day while making a stop at Ashley's in Ann Arbor and it blew me away. Probably my favorite pale ale to date (I have trouble considering Zombie Dust a pale ale regardless of how FFF labels it, haha).
  28. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (835) California Nov 16, 2009

    Is Hoppy Birthday a Citra Pale Ale?

  29. akuyper

    akuyper Aficionado (165) Iowa Jan 29, 2009

    Pseudo Sue by Toppling Goliath.
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  30. hwy395

    hwy395 Savant (250) California Jan 20, 2012

    Hence the name of this beer:


    Thanks for the info Tashbrew
  31. Ale Asylum-BEDLAM
  32. PHKrames

    PHKrames Aficionado (225) Illinois Sep 14, 2011

    Has to be Zombie Dust. Or Citra Ninja by Pipeworks.
  33. Zombie Dust hands down!!!
  34. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,010) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

    To echo half the replies, ZD. No question.
  35. it is ZD but honorable mention to surly wet (2011)
  36. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Champion (945) New York Aug 25, 2010

    Duvel Tripel Hop! (2012 Citra edition, 'natch)
  37. There was a hop shortage last year 2011 harvest... 2012 harvest isn't in most brewers hands yet. The beers brewed with 2012 Citra most likely haven't hit the market yet...
  38. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (520) Michigan Dec 3, 2012

    odd side
  39. kneary13

    kneary13 Savant (320) Massachusetts Jan 30, 2010

    ummmm isn't HopSlam made with Citra? why is this not in the convo? (sorry if i missed it)