An Aroma hop


Brand HBC 394

United States

aroma profile: Citrus, Tropical Fruit

Developed by Hop Breeding Company and released in 2007. Citra® Brand HBC 394 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

17 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

Citra friggin rocks. Really if you love citrus flavor, add these hops to your beer, really at any point. Ive used it in flavor additions and aroma additions, and they both work fantastically with Citra hops.

Eric | Jan 16th, 2017

Citra has a strong aroma and flavor and I have stockpiled it from Yakima valley hop I've been doing business with them for years I buy 10 lbs each season to last the entire brewing season it's my favorite hop ever no other hop can top it's intensity IMO I know it overused and it's like that song that's overplayed on the radio but it's freakin awesome Cheers from Boston MA LOL

Patrick | May 7th, 2017

Hi, i make and American Pale Ale and is excellent whit citra

ivan | Sep 15th, 2017

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