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Re: Citra APA
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2014, 06:32:44 PM »
Fine, commercial IPAs outside of California. ::)

In all seriousness, this probably is an east/west thing. 4 lb/bbl is about the most I've seen, but that doesn't cover a representative sample since I haven't hung around West Coast breweries.
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Re: Citra APA
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2014, 11:20:24 PM »
I feel like everyone on this forum uses way more dry hops than I typically do.

I've brewed about a dozen 5 gallon batches so far this year. Total hop usage about a half pound. Total dry hops so far, zero.
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Re: Citra APA
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2014, 11:22:46 PM »
I feel like everyone on this forum uses way more dry hops than I typically do.

I've brewed about a dozen 5 gallon batches so far this year. Total hop usage about a half pound.

My next 5 gallon batch... 13 ounces.  Yum.
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Re: Citra APA
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2014, 11:54:01 PM »
Right on! As long as you guys don't use up all of the magnum and EKG, have at it.

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Re: Citra APA
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2014, 04:35:02 AM »
FYI, I use over 4 lbs per bbl in our IIPA. But the guys I contract brew for use much less. I constantly have to resist the urge to add more hops to their beer. But it is pretty hoppy and within style guidelines from a flavor threshold.
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Re: Citra APA
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2014, 03:19:30 PM »
I make an all-citra APA and typically add 2 oz dry hop per 5 gal keg, and do a hop stand on brew day - mostly FWH + late addition hops.  From discussing with a pro brewer who makes a popular Belgian IPA locally, with late/dry hop additions of citra, depending partly on your source/year, citra is a hop that sometimes holding back a little will provide the best flavor profile.

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Re: Citra APA
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2014, 04:31:23 PM »
I just tapped this keg yesterday, and it's one of the better APAs I have brewed

To me the flavor/aroma is lemon, fresh cut grass, and ripe melon.  My wife said it tastes like Summer, which I think is fairly apt.

I'm glad I bumped up the dry hops, that was a good suggestion - so thanks.

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Re: Citra APA
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2014, 12:16:18 PM »
I entered this beer in the Oregon Homebrew Festival.  I haven't received the score sheets yet, but it took 3rd place in category 10 which I feel pretty good about.   

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Re: Citra APA
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2014, 06:28:59 AM »
I entered this beer in the Oregon Homebrew Festival.  I haven't received the score sheets yet, but it took 3rd place in category 10 which I feel pretty good about.

I have made much of my distaste for citra over the last few years. But I recently made an all citra pale ale that I kept the citra muted somewhat and aged the beer on fresh, pureed mangos and it turned out quite good. The citra and mangos pair very well together. I kept it mellow so that the citra/mango is there but it certainly does not slap you in the ass and call you a looker.

I may try to bring a bottle out to NHC.
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