An Aroma hop


HBC 394 cv.

United States

aroma profile: Citrus, Tropical Fruit

Developed by Hop Breeding Company and released in 2007. Citra® HBC 394 cv. features fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of co-humulone. It is tolerant to downy mildew and powdery mildew with good pickability of dense, medium sized cones. Comprised of Hallertau Mittelfrüh, US Tettnang, Brewer's Gold and East Kent Golding.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

1.5-3 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    11 - 15%
  • Beta Acid
    3 - 4.5%
  • Co-humulone
    20 - 24%
  • Total Oil
    1.5 - 3 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.7 - 1% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    60 - 70% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.6 - 0.9% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    5 - 8% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    7 - 12% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.3 - 0.5% of total oil

5 Brewer Reviews

Citra is my go-to hops for American pales. I love its grapefruit aroma and flavor.

Jeremy | Mar 3rd, 2016

Well I have to admit not having brewed with Citra, but as I write I am drinking a pint of 'Citra' from the Oakham Brewery in Leicestershire, U.K. Chilled down and absolutely fantastic ! Dry dry dry and great bitter end. Love it. Cheers all.

Tim fox evans | May 15th, 2016

Citra is hard to beat for US style IPA or APA recipes. Combines very well with a more piney hop like Chinook or Simcoe.

Todd | May 27th, 2016

Great choice for IPA. Love the aromatic touch.

Javier | Oct 18th, 2016

Excellent hop for aroma. Incredible fragrance with very high content of total oils that come out on the Beer. One of my favourite ever. Cheers.

Alessandro | Nov 13th, 2016

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