Favorite beers made from citra hops?

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    COWHAWK Initiate (168) Jan 29, 2013 Iowa
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    I was wondering if anyone has any good recomendations on citra hops brew?
  2. Starkbier

    Starkbier Initiate (168) Sep 19, 2002 Maryland

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

    UC4ME Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Kyrgyzstan

    Saranac's White IPA
  4. flipdog0

    flipdog0 Aspirant (207) Feb 11, 2011 North Carolina
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    zombie dust :slight_smile:
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  5. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (474) Dec 12, 2009 California
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  6. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Double Sunshine for me. Hard to get but trade worthy for sure.
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  7. westcoastbeerlvr

    westcoastbeerlvr Poo-Bah (1,882) Oct 19, 2010 California

    Kern River Citra, obv.
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  8. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Gotta be ZD.
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  9. westcoastbeerlvr

    westcoastbeerlvr Poo-Bah (1,882) Oct 19, 2010 California

    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 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Germany

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

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

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

    Starkbier Initiate (168) Sep 19, 2002 Maryland

    my understanding is its only dry hopped with Citra.
  13. Davepoolesque

    Davepoolesque Poo-Bah (2,797) Aug 25, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Citranation by Night Shift.
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  14. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    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. TypsiYpsi

    TypsiYpsi Disciple (337) Jul 27, 2012 Michigan
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    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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  16. ferillo

    ferillo Defender (653) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Hill Farmstead Citra
  17. jderosia603

    jderosia603 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2012 New Hampshire

    HF Double Citra
  18. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Devotee (414) Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Hill Farmstead Citra and Double Citra are really good. I want to try the Kern version for sure also.
  19. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2007 California

    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.
  20. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,547) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Mmmmmm......petroleum notes.
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  21. josephwa

    josephwa Devotee (478) Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Schell Citra Pils and Kern River Citra
  22. CUE45

    CUE45 Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2008 Virginia
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    Orange Whip from Mad Fox! Susan from HF is also fantastic, though not as accessible ...
  23. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,141) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Dry Dock's Breakwater Pale Ale.
  24. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Aspirant (232) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
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    This may be the saddest thing I've heard in a while...
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  25. hwy395

    hwy395 Aspirant (243) Jan 20, 2012 California
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    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 ?
  26. dbc5

    dbc5 Devotee (478) Jun 18, 2009 Arizona
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    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).
  27. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Is Hoppy Birthday a Citra Pale Ale?

  28. akuyper

    akuyper Initiate (158) Jan 29, 2009 Washington
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    Pseudo Sue by Toppling Goliath.
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  29. hwy395

    hwy395 Aspirant (243) Jan 20, 2012 California
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    Hence the name of this beer:


    Thanks for the info Tashbrew
  30. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Ale Asylum-BEDLAM
  31. PHKrames

    PHKrames Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2011 Illinois
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    Has to be Zombie Dust. Or Citra Ninja by Pipeworks.
  32. danoeltico

    danoeltico Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2011 North Carolina
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    Zombie Dust hands down!!!
  33. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (4,089) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    To echo half the replies, ZD. No question.
  34. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,675) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    it is ZD but honorable mention to surly wet (2011)
  35. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,459) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Duvel Tripel Hop! (2012 Citra edition, 'natch)
  36. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2007 California

    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...
  37. jakesingleton

    jakesingleton Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 Arizona

  38. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    odd side
  39. kneary13

    kneary13 Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2010 Massachusetts

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