Citra¬Æ is a relatively new variety, developed by the Hop Breeding Company of Yakima from Hallertau Mittelfr√ºh, Tettnang, Brewers Gold, and East Kent Golding parentage. It's character is strongly tropical and lush with a host of fruit flavors including peach, passionfruit, guava, lychee, lime and gooseberry. Because of its distinctive and intense aromatics, Citra¬Æ is best in a late addition or dry hop capacity. Used as a single variety or in a blend, Citra¬Æ does well in American wheat beers, pale ales, IPAs Belgian-style ales, and has been known to complement Brettanomyces.
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