Citra IPA Recipe

This is a delightful extract IPA with a light maltiness that profiles the Citra hops’s tropical fruit flavor and aroma.

Jeremy Bergener Feb 13, 2016 - 2 min read

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OG: 1.059
FG: 1.013
IBUs: 118
ABV: 6.0%


8 lb (3.6 kg) Pale liquid malt extract
1 lb (454 g) Crystal 10 malt
0.5 lb (227 g) Munich malt


1 oz (28 g) Citra at 60 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra at 30 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra at 15 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra at 0 minutes
2 oz (57 g) Citra at dry hop



Heat 5 gallons of water to 170°F (77°C). Steep the grains for 30 minutes. Bring the wort to a boil. Once you reach a rolling boil, add a quarter of the malt extract. Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. After flameout, add the remaining malt extract.


1 packet Safale S-05


Let ferment at 68°F (20°C) for 2 weeks. After fermentation, add the remaining hops to the vessel. Dry hop for 1 week, then bottle or keg.

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Recipe designed by Jeremy Bergener, who has been homebrewing for more than four years and is a member of the Liquid Poets homebrew club in Fort Collins. He prefers brewing IPAs, and this recipe is by far his favorite. It is a great anytime IPA.