Citra® Session Pale Ale - 5 Gallon Extract Beer Kit

Citra® Session Pale Ale - 5 Gallon Extract Beer Kit

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One of our most refreshing ingredient kits available!  The Citra® Session is a low ABV, low SRM pale ale.  The thing we love the most about this kit is that the Citra® hop profile comes through beautifully and is able to shine due to a basic malt bill, low ABV, and clean bitterness from our magnum hops.

If you're looking for a clean, hoppy beer that you'd be able to have a couple of without the IPA buzz, then the Citra® Session Pale Ale should definitely be on your radar!

Estimated OG: 1.040-1.045
SRM: 5-7
Estimated IBU's: 29-33
Estimated alcohol ABV%: 4.2-4.5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME



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

ABV %4.3
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Looking for a hoppy session ale to keep on tap.
Aaron C on Sep 13, 2020
Normand L on Aug 5, 2020
Looking for a hoppy session ale to keep on tap.
Aaron C on Sep 13, 2020
Something new
Joseph D on Aug 23, 2020
Normand L on Aug 5, 2020
A great recipe kit that yields a balanced session IPA that is delicious, it has become my standard brew that I always have ready to drink.
Gary S on Jul 4, 2020
It has been a while since I had a good Citra
Mark E L on Jun 27, 2020
good reviews
rich s on Jun 5, 2020
Great reviews!
Sheanna S on May 4, 2020
Citra Pale Ale is a favorite of mine
Brian H on May 4, 2020
Good recommendations. Perfect for a base to add hot peppers to.
John D on Apr 25, 2020
My regular thirst quencher!
Nick Horsky on Apr 18, 2020
Like previous batch
Kenneth G on Apr 7, 2020
It is simlar to a Columbus Hop Smash i just made and I wanted to taste the difference
Andrew D B on Apr 1, 2020
low alcohol
Frank Z on Mar 17, 2020
I made this one before and really enjoyed it. It was the first beer to run out at our brewfest!
Brian D on Feb 17, 2020
Great beer
Nick Horsky on Jan 31, 2020
I have brewed before and like it.
James B on Jan 17, 2020
We loved Souless so thought we'd try this kit to compare
Garrett L on Dec 19, 2019
Sounds like just what I like
Charles B on Dec 17, 2019
lower abv and a solid easy drinking choice
Theo Macris on Dec 10, 2019
I like citra hops
Jake on Sep 9, 2019
citra hops
Valued C on Aug 28, 2019
summer enjoyment
Nolan Lee on Jun 22, 2019
looked tasty
Charles P on Jun 21, 2019
Sounded like a good summer beer
Dave M on Mar 23, 2019
Based on Comments. Need to find a goto brew!
luis n on Mar 7, 2019
Wanting a good refreshing pale ale to start spring
Larry C on Mar 5, 2019
Hoppy, but not overpowering
Dominick V on Mar 1, 2019
Based on comments of others.
Dennis B on Jan 5, 2019
write up
steven n on Jan 3, 2019
good results
rich s on Dec 18, 2018
to make a comparison to other kit ordered
Frank Z on Dec 6, 2018
I liked it and want it again!
Brian D on Sep 29, 2018
Andrew H on Sep 13, 2018
Good deal of the day on a session IPA with good reviews.
Big J on Aug 17, 2018
Love All Day IPA. This kit seems to be close. Did an all grain kit, believe it was one of my first attempts at all grain, wasn't impressed. Thought giving the extract a try.
Joseph Kirby on Aug 14, 2018
My wife loves a citra pale ale
Cody W on Jul 30, 2018
good price, easy
Lucas A on Jul 16, 2018
I'm using this kit as the bais for a hoppier version of obSession IPA. Adding more Citra hops, some white wheat steeping grain and Simcoe hops for secondary
Gary H on Jul 11, 2018
For summer time easy drinking
kevin m on Jun 28, 2018
Super smooth easy drinking IPA great for these hot texas summers
Lucas A on Jun 26, 2018
love citra and the reviews were good
Peter B on Jun 14, 2018
Brewed it recently and it was perhaps my best brew yet.
Anthony A on May 15, 2018
Brewed the all grain... still fermenting... thought i would take the easy route this go round
Hans K on Apr 30, 2018
New, but liked the reviews
David M on Mar 26, 2018
Spring is coming up, want something refreshing
Valued C on Mar 26, 2018
Wanted a good sessionable pale ale with citra hops
Jonathan S on Mar 23, 2018
low price, citra! session!
Anthony A on Mar 16, 2018
wanted a light ale and like citra hops!
robert j on Feb 16, 2018
Love Citra Hops
Valued C on Jan 23, 2018
Folks at work love the Citra Pale Ale but the high ABV is daunting. I'll try this out and see if they like it better.
Lars M on Jan 23, 2018
Something new
Joseph D on Aug 23, 2020
A great recipe kit that yields a balanced session IPA that is delicious, it has become my standard brew that I always have ready to drink.
Gary S on Jul 4, 2020

4.9 / 5.0
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We love this kit. We add fresh mandarin for extra flavor!
March 25, 2020
6 months ago
one of the best
this was easily one of the best beers I have made in my 10 years of brewing
October 18, 2019
1 year ago
Exactly what it says it is
If you're looking for a good, drink-it-every-day session IPA, look no further. This is the beer for you. It's easy to make and very easy drinking. I'm making it a permanent on-tap choice in my kegerator.
January 26, 2019
1 year ago
#1 problem, can't make it fast enough!! Believe I added 1 cup Quaker rolled oats to the specialty grains, = lace from top to bottom! Best beer I've had! Better than all day IPA hands down! Two week bottle conditioning + 1 week cold conditioning for best results. Will be my new staple beer. Boost %' add a little unrefined cane sugar to the end of the boil.
September 23, 2018
over 2 years ago
Flavorful session Ale
This is a very good low alcohol ale. I added an ounce of Amarillo to the dry hop of this ale. Makes a very nice hoppy finish.
September 7, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great Solid beer
Citra is one of my favorite hops, so this beer was killer. Not overpowering (it is a sessions), but still bringing home the flavor.
Decent price too. Good bang for the buck.
February 10, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great flavor, body, and head. This was my first home brew and it was a great success! I would have paid much more for a case of this at the distributor and had the pride of doing it myself. Highly recommended and will purchase again.
January 30, 2018
over 2 years ago
Really nice session ale, great flavor too.
January 25, 2018
over 2 years ago
A Personal Favorite
This kit is a personal favorite of mine and of my friends who hang out near the keg. I brew it for every Thanksgiving now and have it out while deep frying turkeys in my backyard. So far, no keg of this beer has every made it until Black Friday. Easy to brew with consistently good results every time. It is also good with some of the Citra hops substituted with Amarillo hops. :)
November 5, 2017
Good solid beer
Good flavor and nice bouquet. Hops come through well, but not overpowering.
Easy to drink, and since it's a sessions it does not get you rocked after the first one.
Give it a try!
October 22, 2017