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What's your favorite Citra Hop beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by APB, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Santa Adairius Rustic Ales' Simple Citra, followed by Kern River Citra.
  2. Keffa

    Keffa Advocate (625) Ohio Jan 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    Funny enough, I posted that right before I found out Knee Deep was distributing here. I'm going to try to get my local shop to carry it.
  3. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Savant (305) Illinois Apr 4, 2007 Beer Trader

    Zombie Dust without question. Wished more beers were brewed with only Citra.
  4. woosterbill

    woosterbill Champion (915) Kentucky Apr 6, 2009 Beer Trader

    Fuzzy Baby Ducks.
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  5. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (665) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Doesn't Boneyard's RPM IPA also use Citra?

    I swear I taste Citra. I love that beer and I can't wait until they start canning it, so I don't have to buy it by the growler and get fucked up drunk everytime I open it :)
  6. Zombie Dust is near perfection. But I like psuedoSue better. And 2011 Wet (Citra, because of Simcoe shortage) was beergasm-inducing.
  7. phildo7pt9

    phildo7pt9 Zealot (85) California May 1, 2011

    I live in California, and I can get those easily but my Dad lives in West Chester and I'd like to stir him toward the Simtra, which is a little expensive for an IPA, but certainly excellent!
  8. craigo19

    craigo19 Savant (330) Michigan Oct 12, 2009

    There are many good ones, I will go with White Rajah, Dark Horse Citra Crooked Tree and Zombie Dust.
  9. jgluck

    jgluck Aficionado (230) California Apr 19, 2012

    If you like Citra hops, Knee Deep's Citra is a great single-hopped APA that's worth trying. I haven't had it side-by-side with ZD or other acclaimed Citra beers, but I like it a lot better than the BA consensus seems to... maybe it has a short shelf-life? Try it!
  10. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    This may be a dumb question, but is there a way to find out what kind of hops are in different beers? I am still new to the whole world of craft beer, and I know the beers that I like, but there are times when i am scared to try something new. If i could get an idea of what is in the beers that I really like, then I might be able to figure out some other beers that i have not had. I will still try new brewers/styles, but its nice to get something that I already know i like or should like.
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  11. 1) You can try looking at the brewer's description--some list ingredients.
    2) Google the beer. See what homebrewers are using in clones. Or you may find a description.
    3) You can sometimes email the brewery. Some brewers are forthcoming, others not so much. It helps if you have a clone recipe you're putting together as a homebrewer and just want to see how close you are.
    4) Work hard (meaning drink lots of beer) and you can start to differentiate among the different hop varieties. This is why some people describe Citra as a pineapple-mango citrus bomb and others describe it as cat piss (or, like me, both--which oddly enough is an amazing thing).
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  12. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Thank you. I agree with number 4 and rather than cat piss I think of an onion with bad BO that exploded in the beer. The bad or good thing is that I am really liking beers with those flavor profiles
  13. zachary80

    zachary80 Savant (355) Indiana Nov 29, 2009

    Good stuff, I worked on a clone recipe before surrendering to my ignorance. Abrasive is my top reviewed beer and despite not being the best I've "had", it is quite amazing.
  14. 312HopBomb

    312HopBomb Savant (265) Illinois Mar 4, 2012

    Must note that my previous selection of Zombie Dust is in a tie with Space from Half Acre!

  15. I've never had it but will try to clone it as soon as it comes back on tap around here. I've accumulated some info on it and once I run a taste test, should be able to tell if there is citra or not. Pretty sure there is.
  16. reyolb

    reyolb Savant (260) Minnesota Feb 23, 2005

    Easily ZZZombie Dust (have a case to drink!) , then Abrasive
  17. been dying to try this. been on tap twice at the local bar and both times has kicked b4 i got a chance to try it
  18. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Pure Citra Hops - Zombie Dust and Kern Citra. Blended Hops HF Susan, but the Citra is heavy. I have no clue what HT and or Abrasive use but they are fantastic.
  19. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

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  20. dmfc906

    dmfc906 Aficionado (130) Illinois Jul 2, 2010

    When Surly Wet was 100% Citra two years ago. Ridiculous.
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  21. ndak

    ndak Aficionado (140) Pennsylvania Feb 23, 2010

    Love Kern River Citra.....have to mention that this beer also uses Nugget during the boil and Amarillo during dry hoping.
  22. roostor07

    roostor07 Savant (390) Minnesota Jul 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    This for sure. It as so different when they changed to Simcoe this past year, and not the good kind of different. Hopefully they go back to Citra this year.
  23. ferillo

    ferillo Savant (410) Massachusetts Sep 12, 2009 Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    HF Citra
  24. Going to do an IPA in a couple weeks With Columbus and Cascade then dryhopped to hell with Citra! Very excited
  25. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    Considering the beers I have had the chance to try:

    Easily......New England Brewing Co.........Fuzzy Baby Ducks I.P.A. (6.2.%abv)

    Cheers All.........
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  26. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    My last APA was cascade and citra. The cascade compliments the fruit flavors in the citra and helps cover some of the musky flavors.
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  27. Although there is Amarillo in it, Citra DIPA from Kern River is unbelievable.
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  28. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta Aficionado (235) Kentucky May 14, 2009

    Summit hops if too young have a garlic onion BO profile. It ages into Tangerine.
  29. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta Aficionado (235) Kentucky May 14, 2009

    I recommend homebrewing, it really hones your beer senses.
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  30. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Savant (445) Illinois Mar 2, 2013

    I enjoyed this today.


    Hermitage Single Hop Citra. It didn't have anything I don't like about Citra like cat pee, sketchy dankness or weird bitterness. Completely different from Zombie Dust. I aspire to brew a beer just like it.
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  31. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Savant (410) Virginia Jun 21, 2009

    Never had Kern or HF, so I'm all-in with Orange Whip.
  32. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    What ^ he said!
  33. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Aficionado (170) Michigan Nov 26, 2010

    Exactly...this and ZD
  34. indabebe

    indabebe Aficionado (195) California Oct 26, 2011 Beer Trader

    Kern Citra and Zombie dust, cant forget HOPPY BIRTHDAY
  35. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) Florida May 25, 2012

    ISO: your hopped to hell citra IPA
  36. ....Guess I'm a noob... whats ISO?
  37. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (730) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Beer Trader

  38. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    ISO = "In search of" ( when you are trading). :) It's a compliment.
  39. Wow!! That's awesome!! I haven't had anyone other than 1 or 2 of my brew buddies interested in my beer!! HAHA!
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