Citrus Bomb IPA by Nate Smith | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Citrus Bomb IPA by Nate Smith | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Our Signature Series kits offer a selection of crazy, unique beers developed by MoreBeer! customers, associates, and homebrewing legends!
  • As the name implies, this IPA absolutely explodes with citrusy hop flavors and aromas
  • Includes Magnum, Columbus, Citra®, Centennial, and Falconer's Flight hops
  • Estimated ABV: 7.3%
  • Estimated IBUs: 55-60
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

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 day.  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 included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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

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base for Super Cluster clone
Patrick James K on Jun 23, 2022
This is our second time making this brew...it was absolutely superb the first time. So tasty.
Gilbert J M on Jul 2, 2021
base for Super Cluster clone
Patrick James K on Jun 23, 2022
Good reviews and sounded good
John W on Aug 10, 2021
This is our second time making this brew...it was absolutely superb the first time. So tasty.
Gilbert J M on Jul 2, 2021
I have made it a few times and it’s a tap favorite!
Eric M on May 28, 2021
sounds interesting, hops!
Tony M on Aug 14, 2020
Looking for a fruity IPA for 4th of July
Jeffrey M on May 23, 2020
Going to had Habanaro make it spicy
Scott M on Apr 11, 2020
It seemed like a good option to make during quarantine.
Clay P on Apr 4, 2020
I trust Nate so I’ll give it a try
Matthew M on Mar 11, 2020
picked randomly, but who doesn't love a citra IPA?
Gregory D on Jan 9, 2020
I like hoppy IPAs.....the hoppier, the better. Looking forward to trying this one.
Wendy M on Nov 27, 2019
Sounded good
Gary G on Oct 10, 2019
Something new.
Ride monger on Sep 4, 2019
Looks tasty
Loren A on Mar 21, 2019
I like citrusy stuff. Good reviews. Good price.
Andy B on Jan 18, 2019
My wife liked it
Biff C on Jan 16, 2019
I like the ingredients and description. I was looking for a high hop IPA.
Lawrence A H on Dec 25, 2018
Helen K on Dec 6, 2018
Do not have much time to brew and I have used this kit in the past
Jeremy R on Oct 7, 2018
Told a friend I would make him any beer he wanted and this is what he picked. Sounds delicious!
Adam B on Sep 3, 2018
I love Citra and IPA's so thought i would give this a try.
Cody W on Jul 30, 2018
This is one of the best beers my Dad has made!
Lindsay G on Jun 26, 2018
Recommended by Steve Provancha
Michael N on Jun 6, 2018
I like citrus IPA
Travis H on May 4, 2018
Sounds delicious!
Larry B on Apr 26, 2018
Good Beer
Dave H on Feb 19, 2018
Looks like a good kit, want a citrus flavored IPA
Clark S on Feb 19, 2018
Sounded wonderful and good reviews
robert a on Jan 27, 2018
Good reviews and sounded good
John W on Aug 10, 2021
I have made it a few times and it’s a tap favorite!
Eric M on May 28, 2021

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 4 out of 5
Not as citrus-y as expected, but still very good
Came out really nice. After the force carbonation, was just ok, but not great. After a month of keg conditioning, it mellowed out and cleared up to a gorgeous red color. Nice malt backbone, great head and lacing with a crisp finish. Very nice!

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January 29, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Bright future
Bright flavor, pungent nose, heady aftermath. For sure, a future fermentation for me!
September 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic Hoppy and Citrus flavored beer
This beer was outstanding. Very crisp, hoppy, smooth and citrus flavored. I would recommend it.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Shaping up to be a great summer IPA
It's a pleasure to drink this beer. Dry hopping with the three ounces of Falconer's Flight hops produces an aroma that is inviting, complex and satisfying. I tweaked the recipe slightly by steeping with 2 ounces of whole Cascade hops and extended the boil by 10 minutes. A beer to love and one that will be brewed frequently at my house. Great kit!
June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Best ipa I've had.
Well almost, but I can't get lagunitas where I live. Followed directions admit turned out awesome. Friends loved it.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
This was my first real batch of beer that I have ever made, and let me tell you I am very happy with the results. I love my hops and this does not disappoint. Easy to make and tastes great! Your friends wont believe you actually made this yourself.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Drink this soon after bottle conditioning.
You and your house will smell intensely of hops!

One pack of WY1056 yeast. 10 days at 65F, 10 days at 68F, and 3 days at 40F. Bottle conditioned at 78F (a little warm). Fully carbed at a week and a half!!

Intense hop aroma was only there during weeks 2-4 after bottling. Tasted best weeks 3-4. Aroma dissipated and the beer was overwhelmingly bitter weeks 4-6. Week 6 now, aroma is gone but the flavor has mellowed considerably. Very drinkable!

I would recommend throwing them in the fridge as soon you're happy with the flavor. I didn't, and my hop aroma dissipated very fast.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Can you say grapefruit?
I tweaked the recipe a bit and made a hybrid of this and a Black IPA. One week primary and 2 weeks secondary with a full 14 day dry hop of falconers flight. I upped the boil to 90 min with the 2nd at 60. Great nose and definately lingers on the bitter buds!
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
A must try IPA!
This beer was my first IPA I ever brewed and I couldn't be more " Hoppier". Beautiful golden color, nice citrus flavor and aromas, and plenty of hoppy goodness has made this quickly my favorite IPA. Perfect for a hot summer day. Will most defiantly brew this again!
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Great IPA
What a great IPA! I'm a hop head and I have to say I really enjoyed this beer. I will be making this again and again. Warning, my wife can't stand the smell of the hops when I boil it on our stove in the wort. Maybe I should make it outside next time.
May 17, 2013