Citra, as the name implies, has a strong citrusy profile. This is largely credited to its very high myrcene content. It has an extraordinary flavor profile of grapefruit, lime and tropical fruits but despite its high alphas, brewers often warn against its use for bittering, which is considered by some to be harsh and undesirable.
US - Pacific Northwest
Characteristics Citrus, Grapefruit, Lime, Tropical Fruit
Alpha Acid: 11-14%
Beta Acid: 3-4.5%
Total Oil: 1.5-3.0ml/100g
History Citra was created by John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group joint venture, the Hop Breeding Company. It was released to the brewing world in 2008. Now one of the most coveted high-impact aroma hops in the US, particularly among craft brewers.