Since its introduction in 2007, the elusive Citra Hop has been in high demand and low supply. Brewers lucky enough to get their hands on some have made some amazing beers. Originally known as HBC 394 cv, Citra is aptly named, imparting fresh citrus aromas and flavors, plus a variety of tropical fruit notes. Not just delicious on its own, Citra is a team player that works beautifully with other hops, too. Check out these delicious brews showcasing the flavors of this hot, hip hop.
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
Big bright citrus notes are the star of this juicy IPA. In addition to Citra hops, Fresh Squeezed is also brewed with Mosaic hops, piecing together complex piney, floral and earthy notes with bright tropical fruit flavors and vine-ripened berries. Fresh Squeezed has a little bit of everything.
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
Torpedo gets its name from a proprietary device that Sierra Nevada uses to add hop flavor without the bitterness during dry hopping, resulting in explosive tropical fruit aromas. For extra value, Torpedo is also available in 12 Packs.
Victory Headwaters Pale Ale
This balanced pale has been a favorite for years. Often compared to the impossible to find Zombie Dust, Headwaters is a great beer in its own right. Big hops supported by a solid malt backbone give Headwaters balance and freshness.
Summit Saga IPA
Along with Citra, Saga features the Rakau hop, a variety unique to New Zealand, offering tangy apricot notes and a hint of pine. Saga is an epic mix of complex hop characteristics with bright tropical fruit flavors taking the spotlight.
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Light and crisp, this golden ale is a refreshing change of pace. Brewed with Galaxy and Citra hops, Big Wave brims with tropical fruit flavors sure to bring back memories of your favorite tropical getaway. At a modest 4.4% ABV, it is one of our favorite session brews.