Citra® - BarthHaas® Pure Hop Pellets - 250g

Citra® – BarthHaas® Pure Hop Pellets – 250g


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Citra does it all. Tropical, citrus, dank. Bitter with it, whirlpool it, dry hop it.

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This hop variety was released by the Hop Breeding Company in 2008. Citra® brand HBC 394 cv. hop variety originated from a cross between Hallertauer Mittelfrueh and a father derived from U.S. Tettnang.

Now one of the most coveted high-impact aroma hops in the US, particularly among craft brewers, it boasts a complex lineage that includes the likes of Hallertau Mittelfrüh (father), Tettnanger (US), Brewer’s Gold and East Kent Golding. Gene Probasco is credited with having first bred Citra in 1990. After trialing the new variety with iconic craft breweries Deschutes, Sierra Nevada and others, commercial acreage was significantly expanded in the lead up to its official release. Citra, as the name implies, has a strong citrusy profile. This is largely credited to its very high myrcene content. It has an extraordinary flavour profile of grapefruit, lime and tropical fruits but despite its high alphas, brewers often warn against its use for bittering, which is considered by some to be harsh and undesirable.

Pure Hop Pellet Technical Data Sheet

Style Guide

  • India Pale Ale, American Ales, Amber

If you’re looking for a recipe that features Citra then check out Jo’s Citra Smash


  • Mango
  • Blackberry
  • Grapefruit
  • Gooseberry
  • Pineapple


Citrus, grapefruit, lime, tropical fruits, harsh bitterness


50% Hallertau, 25% US Tettnang,

Typical Analytical Range

ALPHA-ACIDS* 11 – 13 %
BETA-ACIDS 3 – 4.5 %
TOTAL OIL 2.2 – 2.8 ml/100g
MYRCENE 60.99 – 65.99 %
FARNESEN (% OF TOTAL OIL) 0.03 – 0.53 %
LINALOOL 0.66 – 0.81 %
GERANIOL (% OF TOTAL OIL) 0.26 – 0.36 %
KETONE (% OF TOTAL OIL) 1.12 – 1.12 %
ISOBUTYRATE (% OF TOTAL OIL) 0.53 – 0.53 %
THIOLS (µG/KG) 28.74 – 28.74

*Alpha acids are determined by conductometric titration (EBC 7.4) in Europe, by spectrophotometry (ASBC Hops-6) in the USA. Oil composition is determined by gas chromatography (ASBC Hops-17, EBC 7.12).

BarthHaas® are the experts of hops for the best beer taste worldwide

BarthHaas® Pure Hop Pellets are the very best incarnation of each hop variety. The original hop substance is efficiently processed and enriched at extremely low temperatures creating a stable and durable product.

In 225 years, BarthHaas® has grown from its roots as a Franconian hop merchant to become an expert in flavour for the best beers all over the world. As massive as the changes have been, one factor has remained unchanged over the centuries: our love for hops!

A quality product: the most important ingredient in brewing

BarthHaas wants to allow brewers like you to concentrate on what you do best – creating first-class beers. To achieve this aim, our approach to quality assurance is uniquely comprehensive. We work with our growers to ensure that the hops you use could not be of a higher quality. Find out more about how we guarantee optimum quality.

The highest standards for the best hops: we are satisfied with nothing less. Because hops are one of the most important ingredients in the brewing process. To meet this demand, BarthHaas has introduced a comprehensive quality management system (QMS) [RS1] based on the proven ISO 9001:2015 standard. Our QM system also includes a concept that guarantees optimum product safety on the basis of international HACCP guidelines. An important focus of this concept is the BarthHaas test guarantee [RS3], which is unique in the hop industry to date.

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg




Country of Origin US
HS Code 1210201010