Citra® Brand HBC 394 Hops (Pellets)

Citra® Brand HBC 394 Hops (Pellets)

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Citra® is currently one of the most sought after hops among craft and home brewers for their intense citrus aroma and flavor. Grapefruit and lime aromas along with gooseberry, passion fruit, and lychee notes. Currently one of the top choices for late hop additions or dry hopping when you want to make that ultimate hop bomb IPA or Pale Ale. Citra® also has a fairly high alpha acid content making it a good choice for bittering IPAs, Pales, and American Ales. Supply has been limited in the industry but MoreBeer! loved this hop from day one and bought a lot of it years ago on contract. 


Hop Statistics
Alpha Acids: 11.0 – 13.0%
Beta Acids: 3.5 – 4.5%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 2.4 - 3.7
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 22 – 24%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 2.2 – 2.8
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 75%
Similar Hop Varieties: Simcoe, Mosaic

Citra® is a registered trademark owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.

Flavor and AromaCitrus, Tropical, Fruity
Alpha AcidsAverage
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Making a Kona Clone
James B E on Apr 13, 2021
Andrew H on Mar 30, 2021
Making a Kona Clone
James B E on Apr 13, 2021
Recipe needs
Michael V M on Apr 8, 2021
Andrew H on Mar 30, 2021
Great hops
Jeff L on Mar 24, 2021
Stormcaller on Mar 19, 2021
Recipe called for/I substituted
Matthew S on Mar 6, 2021
Recipe called for/I substituted
Matthew S on Mar 6, 2021
michael h on Mar 3, 2021
michael h on Mar 3, 2021
Good price and quality product
Bernie e on Feb 20, 2021
Floyd on Jan 27, 2021
looks interesting
Richard N on Jan 25, 2021
recipe calls
Richard O on Jan 23, 2021
It plays well with the other hops I’m using.
Merlinus M on Jan 14, 2021
Another great addition for IPA and my blonde ale
Kenneth H on Dec 29, 2020
M Tyler S on Dec 29, 2020
Currently my favorite fragrant hops.
JeffD on Dec 16, 2020
Bill k on Dec 4, 2020
Sean S on Nov 30, 2020
Sean S on Nov 30, 2020
Maybe my most favorite
Darrell Burk on Nov 29, 2020
Go-to hop
Chris S on Nov 17, 2020
Love citra
Andrew M on Nov 17, 2020
why not
Edwin W on Nov 16, 2020
For a recipe.
Eric C on Nov 14, 2020
Making my first homebrew - this was on the recipe
Nick S on Nov 13, 2020
Great hop. Good price.
Jason O on Nov 9, 2020
Martin M on Nov 7, 2020
always wanted to use these hops.
Nicholas F on Nov 6, 2020
Ran low for my IPA's
Ian R on Nov 6, 2020
Love citra
Rick D on Nov 6, 2020
Like it
Pat L on Nov 5, 2020
special deal.
Benedict V on Nov 4, 2020
zip lock seal compared to none on Northern Brewer
Jeff L on Nov 3, 2020
John K on Oct 31, 2020
need it
Matthew H on Oct 30, 2020
Good value
Todd on Oct 15, 2020
love this hop
Rob C on Oct 13, 2020
Dry hop with it. Or add at the very end of your boil and be prepared to be blow away with citrus and grapefruit flavors. Also massive hints of lemon.
Michael on Oct 10, 2020
Love it
shane c on Oct 6, 2020
Joseph C on Oct 2, 2020
recommendation from Pierce Rivers for staff training
Lisa R on Sep 29, 2020
Lots of hype
Charles C on Sep 25, 2020
Brian C. L on Sep 24, 2020
nice complement to my other hop - Strata
David L on Sep 17, 2020
Citra specific recipe for Belgian IPA.
Paul C on Sep 3, 2020
Part of my recipes
James P on Sep 1, 2020
Great hops for my next west coast IPA.
Cheryl H on Aug 31, 2020
White IPA recipe
Adam S on Aug 26, 2020
recipes all want it
Samuel Hoagland on Aug 26, 2020
Recipe needs
Michael V M on Apr 8, 2021
Great hops
Jeff L on Mar 24, 2021
Is this 2018 harvest?
jaden brodeur on Oct 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jaden - These are from a 2017 crop.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Nice Hops and Packaging
I like the hops carried by MoreBeer. They make great beer. I like the heavier resealable hop packages better than some other suppliers use.
December 2, 2020
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Delicious citrus and melon flavors
My first time using this hops in my favorite pale ale recipe. Rather than using the usual WLP001 Cal Ale yeast I opted for the WLP051 Cal Ale V yeast which was a dynamite combo. I got great sweet lime/grapefruit and melon flavor upfront that still finished dry with fruity hops aftertaste. The initial bouquet aroma coming off the head from a freshly poured pint is just heavenly and full of floral, fruity ambrosia. For reference here is my Citra Pale Ale recipe: 8lbs Ultralight LME, 8oz Crystal 20, 8oz Crystal 40, 8oz Victory Malt, 8oz Munich Malt. 1oz Magnum @ 60, 2oz Citra @ 5, 1oz Citra @ 1, 1oz Citra - Dry hop.
September 24, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product. Will purchase again.
May 18, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Can't stop using
I love this and use it in most of my beers. It's addictive great with Mosaic!
April 28, 2020
12 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I don't brew a lot of ales
But when I do I love to use these hops to get that citrus finish I am looking for in my summer ales.
January 3, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I’m a big time more beer customer , the citra hbc 394 hops I just ordered “amazing “. Great flavor and aroma .
November 13, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Made a smash beer. With my favorite hops Citra. Smelled awesome while brewing. Still waiting to try.
January 31, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The best overall for IPA
Always a good choice for crisp piney flavor.
July 3, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Always Good Quality from MoreBeer
I'm a casual brewer, 5 & 10 gal batches. I buy hops by the pound for the $ savings, but use by the ounce. I've stored hops purchased from MoreBeer up to a year in the fridge before finishing a package and have not yet had a package go bad, both pellet and leaf hops.
May 9, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Citrus, Floral, Hop Goodness
Citrus, Floral, Hop Goodness. No complaints. Ever...
April 30, 2018
over 3 years ago