Citra Hops

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If you’re looking to buy citra hops in bulk at reasonable prices, Hop Havoc can deliver. This relatively new variety quickly became a favorite due to its floral and citrusy aroma. It has the characteristics of grapefruit, lime, and gooseberry; you can be sure that your product will have a distinctly fruity flavor profile.


Citra hops were first bred in 1990 by Gene Probasco and John I. Haas. They crossed two unknown hop plants that created a new varietal called X-114.

Citra hops had a complex lineage that featured EK Golding, US Tettnanger, Hallertau Mittelfruh, Brewer’s Gold, and another unnamed varietal which has been associated with the American wild hop.

Despite its unique flavors, it wasn’t until 2008 when Citra hops made its mark in the craft beer world. That year, Widmer Brothers incorporated the hop in a draft-only pale ale, their official entry in the 2008 World Beer Cup which won a gold medal.

Leading brewery, Sierra Nevada, was also experimenting with the hop, now patented as HBC 394 and later on as Citra. Sierra Nevada released the Torpedo which was Citra’s first appearance in a commercially bottled beer.

Brewing Substitutes

If Citra is unavailable in your area, these hops offer similar citrus flavors:

  • Sorachi
  • Ace
  • Motueka
  • Galaxy
  • Centennial
  • Amarillo

No other hop variety has come close as an adequate substitute, so if you’re looking to brew a unique hop profile for your beer, we offer citra hops by the pound, along with Citra Cryo hop varieties.

With citra hops, you know what you’re getting: the most citrus-y aroma the hop world can offer. Its alpha acids hover around 11% to 14% with beta acids at 3% to 4.5%. It’s a good bittering/flavoring agent, making it a big hit in the craft beer world. Many breweries that dry-hop also use Citra hops for its intense flavor.

Here’s a list of beer styles that typically use the citrusy hop variety:

  • American Pale Ale
  • Amber Ale
  • Double IPA
  • American IPA

Whether you need citra hops in bulk or by the pound, at reasonable prices, Hop Havoc can supply your brewery without cutting into your bottom line. We’ll help you acquire the right ingredient, for dry-hopping or the boiling stage, so you can achieve the aroma and flavor you want.

Hop Havoc is your source for premium hops at affordable prices. Call us today for more information about citra hops.

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