Hoppy and sour might sound like two flavors that wouldn’t play nice together, but there is much more to hops than palate-punching bitterness. If you look beyond the IBUs, hops lend a wide range of flavors and aromas, from fruity grapefruit and papaya notes to delicate florals and hints of good ‘ole American pine. These characteristics are coaxed out by dry-hopping, adding hops to fermenting beer just before bottling for super fresh and complex aromatics.
Citra Sour is the first in our single-hop sour series. As the name suggests, Citra hops are known for citrusy, fruity flavors and aromas, hinting at grapefruit or even melon and passionfruit. It’s a popular hop in big West Coast IPAs, but bold enough to shine solo.
These fruity aromas blend harmoniously with our tart, earthy sour blonde ale, creating a beer that both contradicts and compliments itself.