Brewday: Citra IPA

October 10, 2010

Continuing the two beers I’m making for Jeff and Angela’s Halloween party, I brewed a Citra IPA yesterday morning. Citra is a fairly new American hop variety, and I’ve been fairly impressed with it. It’s a high alpha acid hop, so it’s great for bittering, and it has a strong fruit/citrus aroma but less of the intense grapefruit aroma that some American hops have.

Citra IPA

Boil Volume: 7 gallons

Batch Volume: 5.5 gallons

Starting Gravity: 1.056


  • 9.5 lb Pale Malt
  • 1.5 lb Munich Malt
  • 0.5 lb CaraAmber Malt


  • 1.00 oz Citra (First-Wort Hops, 12.3% Alpha Acid)
  • 1.00 oz Citra (Boil for 20 minutes)
  • 1.00 oz Citra (Boil for 10 minutes)
  • 1.00 oz Citra (End of boil)
  • 2.00 oz Citra (Dry Hops)


  • Strike with 14qt water at 165F to reach 150F mash for 60 minutes.
  • Sparge to collect 7 gallons


Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale Yeast

Water Additions:

  • 2 gm Chalk
  • 4 gm Gypsum
  • 2 gm Calcium Chloride

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