Citrus Bomb IPA by Nate Smith (All Grain Kit)

Citrus Bomb IPA by Nate Smith (All Grain Kit)

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Brought to us by Nate Smith, this IPA truly is a hop bomb! With almost 10oz. of hops in a 5 gallon batch, this is one that hop-heads definitely need to try. Falconer's Flight, Citra®, Magnum, Columbus and Centennial all play a role in the clean bitterness and amazing hop aroma and flavor that you get out of this IPA. Nate is a participant in the Brewing Network's Sunday Session podcast, an active member of D.O.Z.E. (Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts) Homebrew Club, and has been homebrewing for over 14 years. Needless to say, Nate's familiar with the scene!

Nate's Recommendations on the Citrus Bomb IPA:

Use WLP001 (with a starter) or WY1056 yeast. Plan on an 18-20 day fermentation: 10 Days at 65F, then raise to 68F on the 10th.  Add your dry hops 5 days later, and rack 3-5 days after that.  *NOTE* Fining with biofine is recommended!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.066-71
  • SRM (Color Range): 7
  • IBUs: 55-60
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 7.3%


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 grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

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


ABV %7.3
Beer StyleIPA & Imperial IPA
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Love a good citrus IPA
JASON BLAKE O on Dec 16, 2021
Go big or go home.
Jeffrey J on Sep 24, 2021
Love a good citrus IPA
JASON BLAKE O on Dec 16, 2021
Husband loves IPAs and loves to brew - great gift!
Kristi R on Nov 19, 2021
Go big or go home.
Jeffrey J on Sep 24, 2021
Liked the hops
Sean P on Jul 7, 2021
I've ordered it before and LOVED it!
Don R on May 7, 2021
Because you were out of 7 deadly c’s
David E N on May 22, 2020
please mill fine
gordon gottfried on Nov 17, 2018
I drank beer with my friends. Almost everyone did.
Vilis O on Oct 5, 2018
Husband loves IPAs and loves to brew - great gift!
Kristi R on Nov 19, 2021
Liked the hops
Sean P on Jul 7, 2021

4.6 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
love it
If you like a citrusy IPA this is the one for you
March 8, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is a very good IPA with plenty of citrusy hop flavor and aroma. It is my first homebrew IPA so cannot compare it with other recipes. My O.G. was a bit lower than target so thinking it might be even a bit better with better efficiency. I definitely recommend and will definitely brew this again!
September 29, 2018
Rated 3 out of 5
More hop please
Not the hop bomb I was hoping for. A decent ipa but will not be a repeat
March 10, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great IPA will be brewing this one again. Citrus hops in your face with a moderate bitterness that fades nicely. This is how I like my IPA. Did this as a BIAB with S-05. Will order again.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
very good
I have done his beer twice - good citrus.... solid IPA

July 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
candied orange goodness
If you like your ipa's moderately bitter with loads of candy citrus in the aroma, this is the beer for you. Pitch plenty of yeast to insure complete attenuation. Mine started at 1061, finished at 1010. This is one quaffable IPA.
May 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
citrus yes!
turned out very tasty.. I used safale 5 and re hydrated before pitching. very clean
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
This is a really good buy and I'll surely brew it several more times. Falconers flight is a great dry hop.
March 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Truely Amazing IPA!!!
I took Nelsons advice (First Post) and used the Brett Trois wlp644 with a large 1000ml starter.. People who hate IPA/APA's loved this beer because of the citrus, mango, and pineapple flavors brought out by the Brett. It was so good my rubix cube fell off my desk and completed itself, neighbors called the police and they got arrested, my windows broke and had to buy a Mac, my water turned into wine, and I had to order more.. Seriously though, this is a really amazing beer kit and I would recommend it to any brewer looking to brew a killer IPA.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Great citrus IPA
Solid recipe! Try it with a large (i mean LARGE) starter of Brett Trois. It was fermented at 68 for 4 weeks and turned out great. Super fruity, tasted like a bag of tropical Skittles.
November 19, 2013