So what didn't you like about the citra hops? lingering bite / sharp ? I like them only for last min additions or dry hop.
its just me I think. I used them 50:50 for a simcoe/citra pale ale, using citra in place of my usual amarillo.
I found the citra to be just wayy too tropical fruity - papaya, mango etc. and lacking in the piney, floral and dank aromas that I love so much in these styles. It also seemed a lot less bitter than calculated, even though the usage and IBU count was the same as when I make my recipe with amarillo.
Citra is all the rave right now, so I guess I'm just not with the crowd on this one.
I may give it one last go (i bought a half pound and have used it on two batches so far, have 2 ounces left) before I give up on it.