Occupying the space between an American Pale Ale and an IPA, Citral Pale Ale offers up a barrage of citrusy and tropical flavors with a gentle malt structure neatly wrapped in a session strength package. The beguiling deep golden color is capped with a sturdy, brilliant white foam crown, presenting profound aromas of grapefruit, melon, lime, passion fruit and tangerine. Citral Pale Ale sips with a smooth, medium body complementing the complex overture of velvety caramel malt character and intricate bursts of tropical fruit, mango, and citrus flavors. With an ABV right at 5%, this session strength beer is perfect when you want to have more than a single pint - believe us, you will.
- Details & Instructions
4.5 / 5.011 ReviewsCitrusMy first batch turned out to be one of the best beers I have ever brewed. The hops leave a citrus, grapefruit, aftertaste._x000D__x000D_I love it!August 9, 2015Dany CoteExcellent beer, I made it 3 times so far. On the second fermentation I only add the citus flavor, no more cascade. This made the beer less biter and the citrus/grapefruit flavor is more develop.September 11, 2016Great beer!This beer disappeared quickly. One of the best beers I've ever brewed. I thought the hops might overpower this one, but I was wrong. A great subtle hoppy flavor with a perfect citrus backing. Fantastic brew, it is now my #1 go to kit, second to Hanks Hefe.November 25, 2016Purchased
8 months agoCitral IOAThis beer was just what I had hoped for, very citrusy. Citra hops are my favorite and they came thru nicely in this recipe.March 14, 2016Delicious!Just cracked a bottle last weekend after conditioning for two weeks. This one was quite tasty. Mine came in a bit higher abv than expected, but doesn't affect the taste of this one. Very citrusy in aroma and taste. I'd like to try this one again for sure.April 6, 2015Wow! Tasty hop that Citra. I love that fragrant perfume of its wonderful fruit bouquet. Then it steps aside briefly to give you it's sweet malt flavors. Then right back at you with it's intense hoppy goodness. Thank you Citral Pale Ale you have turn me into a beermmolier.May 21, 2017Purchased
4 months agoGreat, but a lot of sedimentWhen I bought this I didn't know I would need a second fermenter to complete. So much sediment when I racked it into the secondary fermenter that I probably lost over a half gallon. Still ended up getting some sediment in some of the bottles!March 11, 2016Low OGBought this and two other kits last time MWS had firstname.lastname@example.org. This kit and the others came in at low gravity. Kind of happy I switching to all-grain, it my opinion MWS just off loaded these kits at a lower price because of poor LME.August 6, 2017Purchased
2 months agoResponse from Midwest SuppliesLow OG in an extract kit comes from the addition of top up water. Stratification happens from the two different densities of the liquids and can actually take a lot of stirring for it to mix. Every batch of LME is tested by Briess to make sure it meets the correct specs.August 11, 2017William RStaffdry hopping nowEasy kit to make, ready to bottle in 3 days.January 10, 2016too soon to tellI brewed this a few weeks ago, following the directions to a "T". I just added the final hops for the dry hop at the end of stage two... this beer smells AMAZING. Only thing I am not crazy about is the color. This beer is very very dark in my glass carboy (2nd stage). I will be bottling it this weekend and will take a final reading... Hope is tastes as good as it smells!March 6, 2015
- Customer Q&A
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 4 answersWhat's the hop addition schedule for this brew?BEST ANSWER: Hi - 1/2 oz Centennial for full 60 min; 1 oz Cascade with 20 min to go; 1 oz Cascade with 10 min to go; 2 oz Citra at 0 Minutes, then let them sit in kettle for 10 min before chilling. Dry hops are 1 oz Citra and 1 oz Cascade in Secondary. - Mike W , Midwest SuppliesThe kit includes a package of "Valencia Grains". What is the breakdown of these steeping grains?BEST ANSWER: It is .75 lbs of Briess Caramel 40L.I see the instructions recommend dry hopping: Are the hops for dry hopping included in the kit? (or just the hops required for the boil)BEST ANSWER: Yes, all the hop additions are included in the beer recipe kit. - Mike W, Midwest SuppliesAny success with skipping 2nd fermentation?Anyone have success without 2nd fermentation?