DetailsOccupying 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.
- Specialty steeping grains
- 6 lbs. gold liquid malt extract
- 1 lb gold dry malt extract
- 1/2 ounce Centannial hops
- 3 ounces Cascade hops
- 3 ounces Citra hops
- Priming sugar
- Muslin bag
- Specialty steeping grains
- Details & Instructions
4.4 / 5.015 ReviewsDany 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, 2016CitrusMy 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, 2015Great 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
1 year 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, 2016Wow! 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
1 year agoDelicious!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, 2015Ipa for those who don’t line ipas.Very nice brew, pretty hoppy, but citrusy and very drinkable.
Don’t believe the “trauby” reviews, they just didn’t secondary it long enough, or filter it. I secondary’d mine for three weeks, then kegged it. It helps to draw a few pints and pitch them to get rid of any sediment in the bottom of the keg. Mine was a bit hazy, but that’s from cold crashing it at 36F, but clears up the longer you keg it. I really enjoyed this one, a great easy drinker, without the pallet searing hop bitterness only a beer fan boy enjoys. Ordering again today.March 29, 2018Purchased
9 months agoHop over the TopI brewed this beer Sept 22, 2017 and tapped the keg yesterday Nov 4, 2017. It tasted excellent, plenty of hop flavor and aroma. Carbonated very nicely in the keg. I turned on C02 as well in the kegorator and poured a beautiful carbonated beer with minimal head.
I followed the advice of another reviewer, not to dry hop with the Cascade hop, only the Citra hop. The aroma was very pronounced, grapefruit and citrus tones. As for the trub problem. I added Irish Moss 15 min before the end of the boil. I had trub when transferring to the secondary and I did lose about 1/2 gal. I also made a mistake - I added the dry hops immediately to the secondary (just sprinkled them in, no bag)
and did not wait the week or so. I left to dry hop for 6 days, then transferred to the keg. The taste was not affected. I used the more expensive Omega yeast, waited a full 2 weeks before racking to the secondary. After the 6 day secondary, I racked to the keg, added 4 oz of prime sugar and waited 2 weeks before refrigerating. This beer was amazing from the smell, to the taste! Color was a little dark. I would brew with more water in the boil next go around. And yes, I am making this one again!! Hope it lasts to Thanksgiving! Don't be deterred by the extra work - it was not difficult and well worth the effort! -TeenaNovember 5, 2017Purchased
1 year agoAdded a little grapefruit!Added some grapefruit to this recipe and it was outstanding.
I made 3 batches and gave away at a wedding. Lots of good comments. With the dry hopping, you really need to filter this prior to bottling.November 30, 2017Purchased
1 year agoVery trubby beer and be careful dry hopping.Have had nothing but problems with this batch since i brewed it. I lost over a gallon and a half to trub. Even with the use of a secondary. Also, let it sit longer as recommended by the instructions. still seemed to be loaded with it. When i dry hopped, the kit came with pellet hops, and i added those directly to my carboy. normally, I've done this with leaf hops and haven't had a problem. But this time around, after transferring to my keg, and carbing, the dip tube is constantly getting clogged with hop residue. no matter how many times i clear it. I'm down to about half a keg just from the loss of trub and troubleshooting the clogs. Still haven't been able to enjoy it. I'm now trying to figure out the least problematic way to filter out the hops from the keg so i can actually enjoy what little is left of the beer. If you're bottle conditioning, you likely won't have this problem. my recommendation, use some irish moss at the end of your boil or possibly the gelatin method to collect as much of the trub in your primary. then hopefully you won't have as much as i did in the secondary. When dry hopping, if you get pellets, i might suggest a tea strainer of some kind to prevent future clogs.September 20, 2017Purchased
1 year ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 4 answersAny success with skipping 2nd fermentation?Anyone have success without 2nd fermentation?What'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 Supplies