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Citra Pale Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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(Makes 5 Gallons) If you're looking for a great session pale ale this is your beer. Featuring the incredibly famous Citra Hops, we've packed this recipe with a hop bomb of floral aromas and subtle grapefruit flavors.

This kit features 12lbs of Rahr premium 2-row, Crystal 15, White Wheat, Carapils dextrin malt for added body, and of course plenty of Citra hops for the ultimate in drinking pleasure. Get your Citra on!

Estimated OG: 1.050-1.055
SRM: 5-7
Estimated IBU's: 45-48
Estimated alcohol ABV%: 5-5.5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

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IYA07 - Imperial Flagship
IYA15 - Imperial Independence

ABV %5.3
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Brewed before Great pale for summer
Chris G on May 19, 2018
Great receipe - brewed before, really liked it
Andrew J E on Jan 15, 2018
Brewed before Great pale for summer
Chris G on May 19, 2018
Citra Hops
Mick Jones S on Mar 20, 2018
Great receipe - brewed before, really liked it
Andrew J E on Jan 15, 2018
Citra Hops
Mick Jones S on Mar 20, 2018
What Yeast strain do you recommend for this kit?
Marty Esthay on Jan 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am a huge fan of the Safale 05 for Pales and light IPA's. The dry yeast does not require a starter, and this brand does not even need to be hydrated. I have used it for years and not once has it failed to kick quick, eat fast and be ready to package after 2 weeks in the fermentor. The Safale 05 is super clean and allows the hops and grain profile to shine through.

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Great tasting beer. Easy to brew. After drinking this beer, you will always will have the need to keep this beer in stock.
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January 28, 2018
7 months ago
inconceivably unique
Brewed twice, 1 extract 1 allgrain. Extract seemed to have a small bug in it, allgrain i had poor conversion. Still couldn't mess it up. Best of taste & aroma. Drinkable after only a few days in the bottle. Excellent beer recipe, year round. Good choice for allgrain newbies. Dirty beer while in process, but filter through nylon bag to botteling bucket won't be sorry. Have Fun!!
May 6, 2017
One word... Wow!!
Assume beer! Added it to the brew again list.
June 7, 2016
This kit will not disappoint.
May 17, 2015
Conflicting info
This kit comes with instructions that has 10 lbs of 2 row, but the website say 12 and it was shipped with 12. Instructions say estimated original gravity of 1.050 to 1.055, but my inefficient system hit 1.073 with the 12 lbs of 2 row (more consist with the expected Gravity given the grain bill). It will be much higher alcohol than I expected, not that is bad thing at all, but I wish there was consistency in instructions and other info). We will see how it turns out.
April 25, 2015
Fantastic beer
I had my eye on this one for awhile and it was seemingly always out of stock, so I was very pleased to be able to order and brew this one last month. I also added the rind from 2 grapefruits when I did the dry-hopping and man did it turn out great! Smells and tastes amazing. Taking it to a homebrew competition this weekend.
April 16, 2015
excellent beer
brewed this for a pig roast. 5 gallons didn't last long! Added amarillo hops for the dry hop. really great tasting beer!
July 21, 2013
Citra Pale Ale
One of my favorites. Made it once and decided to make it again. Damn, it's on backorder and the hops are hard to find. This one involves dry hopping and it is excellent. Very aromatic and tasty.
July 2, 2013
Good Reviews = Price Hike
Great recipe from Nate!!

$4 cheaper back in March.

June 2, 2013
Great, easy drinking, unique beer
If you've ever wanted to get a feel for a strong but balanced hop flavor/aroma, this is the place to start.
May 29, 2013