Home » Forum » Simcoe and Citra IPA Register | Login
Subject: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: Langeneckert
Jun 11th, 2012
6:12 pm
I made this Simcoe IPA a few weeks ago and it turned out great.

12lbs 2row
12oz 40L Crystal

.75 Simcoe 60
.75 Simcoe 30
1.75 Simcoe 5
1.75 Simcoe 0
3oz Simcoe DH

Mash: 156
Yeast: Cali V WYeast

I liked it so much, Im repeating the recipe with Citra instead of Simcoe.

What is your experience with Citra?
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: CharlieHorse
Jun 11th, 2012
6:22 pm
I built one about a month ago that used Galaxy hops and love it. In fact, I need to get some more of them. I'm doing an American Amber with Citra this weekend for a party. I was thinking of adding a few orange peels and coriander to the ferment too.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: goschman
Jun 11th, 2012
6:25 pm
I did a Citra Wheat recently with a small bittering amount and larger flavor/aroma additions and thought it was great. In comparison, I think Simcoe is much better for aroma and is more floral/fruity versus citrusy. I did an IPA recently using both and it turned out pretty good other than the fact that the IBUs were too low and it wasn't bitter enough.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: dnfd737
Jun 11th, 2012
7:58 pm
Citra is not like simcoe much at all. It is very fruity tropical and a good amount of citrus. It is very powerful as a dry hop. In a stand alone IPA I am not certian how it will play out, I think in a pale and wheat it is excellent as a stand alone, In the IPA it may come over as being sweet, I see no reason not to try it and report back I love citra it is a great hop!
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: CharlieHorse
Jun 11th, 2012
8:16 pm
Eric, is there any chance you'll be getting any Galaxy?
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: Red_House_Brew
Jun 11th, 2012
9:24 pm
Citra is great on its own in my opinion. I do a Munich/Citra SMaSH that everyone seems to enjoy.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: redbrew
Jun 12th, 2012
12:18 am
I keep hearing great things about Galaxy. Would be hard to get I suppose.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: Langeneckert
Jun 12th, 2012
1:23 am
I got a pound of Galaxy in my freezer that I intend to do the same recipe with.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: dnfd737
Jun 12th, 2012
1:43 am
Galaxy is already sold out and its not even here yet. I will likely be bringing in Moteuks. I really wanted Galaxy though. According to a friend I have she says over half went to "a" brewery but would not tell me who.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: EricHa
Jun 12th, 2012
1:47 am
some would say the simcoe and citra mix is a 'cat piss party'... but I like it! good mix.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: Langeneckert
Jun 12th, 2012
3:47 am
its not a mix. I used all Simcoe for the first one, and all Citra for todays brew and I plan on making an all galaxy for next time I do an IPA
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: EricHa
Jun 12th, 2012
5:32 am
you plan on mixing it? cause thats good too.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: CharlieHorse
Jun 12th, 2012
12:59 pm
Langenckert, be prepared for a very fruit forward IPA. This is definatly not a typical hop for IPA. In fact, when your friends try it and you tell them that it's an IPA, they may accuse you of BSing them.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: brewboy_BB
Jun 12th, 2012
1:01 pm
If they don't like it, tell them it's J's beer. That always works for me.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: CharlieHorse
Jun 12th, 2012
1:03 pm
Who's J?
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: brewboy_BB
Jun 12th, 2012
1:05 pm
John Trainer.

http://www.tastybrew.com/profile/user/jtrainer
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: Langeneckert
Jun 12th, 2012
3:02 pm
I really like the very nosy and fruity IPAs. One that just came out was Palatte wrecker.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: CharlieHorse
Jun 12th, 2012
3:20 pm
Then you'll love Galaxy hops. You'll find passion fruit and citrus. I'd bitter with something that's not quite so fruity, like maybe Cascade.
Subject: Re: Simcoe and Citra IPA
Author: nightbrewer
Jun 14th, 2012
5:56 am
I'm drinking a similar recipe that DH 2oz each of Warrior and Citra for 7 days. Bloody amazing. Strong fruity hoppy aroma. More aroma punch than DHing with Wallamette,Cascade, Columbus. Highly recommended

« Back to Forum Index

Add a Reply

You are not logged in

Please login, or if you are not currently a member of Tastybrew.com, consider registering.