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Hop to complement Citra?
« on: March 13, 2013, 08:32:55 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?
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 09:04:13 AM »
Amarillo and Centennial are two that have worked very well for my palette.
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 09:09:34 AM »
+1.  Also Chinook is a hop that can match Citra in intensity, and is a good counterpoint flavor wise in my IPAs.
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 10:24:04 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.
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 10:34:24 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.

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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 11:02:55 AM »
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.
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 11:17:57 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.
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 05:12:44 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.
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 07:29:48 PM »
Mosaic might be an interesting choice. Dank and fruity.  A lot of 4MMP, much like Simcoe, since they are related and all...

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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 06:42:23 AM »
Isn't Zombie Dust all Citra?

Amarillo would be a good companion.
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 06:45:48 AM »
I also like Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe with Citra. My APA/IPA's use this combination and they are delicious.
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2013, 07:15:11 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.
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2013, 07:56:01 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.
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Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013, 08:23:16 AM »
I buy it flowers and tell it how pretty it is.

Edit: My bad, I thought it read HOW to compliment citra.
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Re: Hop to complement Citra?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2013, 11:08:12 AM »
Isn't Zombie Dust all Citra?


Complement to Citra = MORE CITRA.
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