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Citra Pale Ale? Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?
« on: March 04, 2016, 11:19:47 PM »
So im having a tough time deciding whether to make a Citra only pale ale or a Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?  It might even be like a session IPA.  I was wondering what other people's history is with these 2 hops as a combo.

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Re: Citra Pale Ale? Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 11:23:51 PM »
They work together fine, but use less Citra than Cascade or the Cascade will get overpowered. 2 Cascade: 1 Citra balances out pretty well.
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Re: Citra Pale Ale? Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 11:42:14 PM »
I know it's not really what you're asking, Citra and galaxy in equal parts is my favorite combo. Investigate that direction before making a decision.
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Re: Citra Pale Ale? Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 11:44:52 PM »
thanks for the info.  I already have the citra and cascade hops and im brewing tomorrow. So I wasnt sure of the combo or just go single citra.  ill try that combo in the future

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Re: Citra Pale Ale? Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 11:52:08 PM »
I prefer to blend Citra with another hop when brewing a beer where the hops are the focal point. I find Citra to be too monotone when used on its own. Turns into a bit of a mango bomb. Something with some citrus like Cascade is nice to round things out.

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Re: Citra Pale Ale? Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 11:57:31 PM »

I prefer to blend Citra with another hop when brewing a beer where the hops are the focal point. I find Citra to be too monotone when used on its own. Turns into a bit of a mango bomb. Something with some citrus like Cascade is nice to round things out.

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+ 1 to this. It works well with a wide selection of hops.

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Re: Citra Pale Ale? Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2016, 12:03:14 AM »
Ok. The like Jon said, you'll want more cascade than Citra if you want to find it. if you just want Citra to be layered with another dimension, I'd go 1:1. If you want to be able is distinguish the cascade, I would go 2:1 if not 5:2 cascade to Citra. Id probably split the difference in order to mesh them together at a ratio of 3:2 cascade to Citra.
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Re: Citra Pale Ale? Citra and Cascade Pale Ale?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2016, 12:07:32 AM »
thanks for the tips. ill let ya know how it turns out in  a month!