Membership questions? Log in issues? Email info@brewersassociation.org

Author Topic: Hop to complement Citra?  (Read 15266 times)

Offline yso191

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1816
  • Yakima, WA
Hop to complement Citra?
« on: March 13, 2013, 09:32:55 am »
My next brew is going to be a Zombie Dust clone (even though I have never tasted the original).  But I love Citra hops so...

Anyway, one of the things I am considering is to add one other hop variety at flameout to round out/complement the flavor of the Citra.  So what variety would you recommend?
Steve
BJCP #D1667

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” ― G.K. Chesterton

Offline Pinski

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1943
  • Portland, Oregon
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 10:04:13 am »
Amarillo and Centennial are two that have worked very well for my palette.
Steve Carper
Green Dragon Brewers
Clubs: Oregon Brew Crew & Strange Brew
BJCP Certified

Offline HoosierBrew

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 13031
  • Indianapolis,IN
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 10:09:34 am »
+1.  Also Chinook is a hop that can match Citra in intensity, and is a good counterpoint flavor wise in my IPAs.
Jon H.

Offline Pi

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 429
  • "I would never trade tomorrow for today"
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 11:24:04 am »
I am a big fan of Zythos, a Pacific NW blend, but Chinook and centennial are nice pairs with citra. Simcoe is another fav.
Primary:On Reflection APA
Lagering: Vienna
Drinking: Whenever I'm not working or driving

Offline hoser

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 773
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 11:34:24 am »
I hop-bursted an IPA with 50:50 blend of Citra:Nelson Sauvin.  Wort sample tasted fantastic!! Tropical fruit and dank!  Should be transferring off into a keg today or tomorrow.  Crash cooling at the moment.

Offline erockrph

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7836
  • Chepachet, RI
    • The Hop WHisperer
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 12:02:55 pm »
Simcoe-Amarillo-Citra plus Columbus or Chinook for bittering is a combo I keep coming back to for IPA's. Citra-Motueka-Caliente-Amarillo is becoming a new favorite of mine as well.
Eric B.

Finally got around to starting a homebrewing blog: The Hop Whisperer

Offline brewmichigan

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 468
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 12:17:57 pm »
I always pair it with something in the Pine-Dank section. Columbus, Simcoe are two of my favorites. Chinook is good too. You need to have something that adds beyond the massive fruitiness Citra brings.
Mike --- Flint, Michigan

Offline erockrph

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7836
  • Chepachet, RI
    • The Hop WHisperer
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 06:12:44 pm »
I always pair it with something in the Pine-Dank section. Columbus, Simcoe are two of my favorites. Chinook is good too. You need to have something that adds beyond the massive fruitiness Citra brings.

For an IPA, I agree whole-heartedly. But for something like a hoppy wheat/saison/lager/etc., I think you're fine with hops that simply add layers of complexity to the fruitiness. YMMV obviously.
Eric B.

Finally got around to starting a homebrewing blog: The Hop Whisperer

Offline hoser

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 773
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 08:29:48 pm »
Mosaic might be an interesting choice. Dank and fruity.  A lot of 4MMP, much like Simcoe, since they are related and all...

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 10710
  • Milford, MI
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 07:42:23 am »
Isn't Zombie Dust all Citra?

Amarillo would be a good companion.
Jeff Rankert
AHA Lifetime Member
BJCP National
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline bluesman

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8825
  • Delaware
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 07:45:48 am »
I also like Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe with Citra. My APA/IPA's use this combination and they are delicious.
Ron Price

Offline yso191

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1816
  • Yakima, WA
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2013, 08:15:11 am »
Isn't Zombie Dust all Citra?

Amarillo would be a good companion.

Yes, that is my understanding.  I obviously can't help myself; I have to tweak every recipe in the search for sublimity.
Steve
BJCP #D1667

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” ― G.K. Chesterton

Offline brewmichigan

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 468
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2013, 08:56:01 am »
I always pair it with something in the Pine-Dank section. Columbus, Simcoe are two of my favorites. Chinook is good too. You need to have something that adds beyond the massive fruitiness Citra brings.

For an IPA, I agree whole-heartedly. But for something like a hoppy wheat/saison/lager/etc., I think you're fine with hops that simply add layers of complexity to the fruitiness. YMMV obviously.

I guess I should have added that this is for my IPAs. I don't often brew wheat beers but in a saison, I think you'd be correct. Citra would do well on it's own or with a similar type hop.
Mike --- Flint, Michigan

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 11349
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013, 09:23:16 am »
I buy it flowers and tell it how pretty it is.

Edit: My bad, I thought it read HOW to compliment citra.

Offline kylekohlmorgen

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1363
  • Saint Louis, MO
    • The South House Pilot Brewery
Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2013, 12:08:12 pm »
Isn't Zombie Dust all Citra?


Complement to Citra = MORE CITRA.
Twitter/Instagram: @southhousebrew

Recipes, Brett/Bacteria Experiments: http://SouthHouseBeer.com/