This pale ale recipe showcases Citra hops. Just as the name sounds, this hop has a sweet citrusy lemony aroma and flavor.
Specialty malts: English Crystal, Carapils®
Featured hops: Citra
O.G. = 1.052
F.G. = 1.013
Approximately 5.1% ABV
Approximately 173 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
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Safale-05 at 67F for 10 days followed by 1 day cold crash and force carbonated in a keg. Beer came out fantastic and was a crowd pleaser. Simple recipe to follow. Ready in 11 days.
This was my very first home brew ever. I went with the extract kit to learn the process and see how things went. I just reordered this kit in all grain (which I will do as BIAB). This fermented fairly quick, left it in fermenter for two weeks, then kegged and force carbed over a couple days. Sampled regularly, and it improved over time. After two weeks, the flavor, clarity and taste were simply fantastic. I have brewed a few more batches since, but this is my go to right now, has a very nice citrusy aroma and flavor. I see this being a staple in the keezer, however, I may play with the hops a bit and see how it changes when I replace the citra hops with lemondrop.
All grain brewer with S-05 and first wort hopper. I altered it a bit by moving a little of the bittering hops back to late additions and dry hopping. Comes out very nice and smooth, definitely shows off the tropical furit of the Citra and not so assertively bitter as a result of the hop adjustments. If I had to do it over again, I would do as Tom N says below but just fully replace the bittering with Magnum and keep all of the Citra on the backend as late/flameout/dry additions.
This is the closest I could get to the iconic Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I did mini-mash using Wyeast 1272. I took the advice of the last reviewer and used Magnum for bittering. Nine days in the first carboy then ten days in the second, dry hopping with Citra. I bottled 22 bombers for 28 days before start drinking. The beer is amber and hoppy. A nice, mellow head adds smoothness to the mouthfeel. This is a beer I will absolutely continue to brew. Batch #37. Forest Hills, NY.
Amber and hoppy this beer is medium body with a great aftertaste. A nice, mellow head adds smoothness to the mouthfeel. This is the closest I got from the iconic Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I did mini-mash with Wyeast 1272. Nine days in the first carboy, ten days in the second and about a month in the bottles before I had one. I bittered with 1oz. Magnum just like the other reviewer did and dry hopped with the Citra. This is a beer I will absolutely continue to brew. Batch #37 Forest Hills, NY.