CITRA CRYO HOPS Lupulin Hop Pellets 1oz – The IT Dual Purpose HOP for Citrus


Here’s one ounce of factory packed of dual-purpose CITRA CRYO hop pellets.  Citra hops impart interesting citrus (hence the name) and tropical fruit characters to beer.  A commercial release, Citra is far and away my favorite hop for blending with.  Grapefruit, orange, and gooseberry up front with a tinge of  tropical mango fruit and a roasty rye aroma in the finished brew. Acid levels vary year to year, expect 10-14% Alpha.  There is no good substitute for Citra!   Citra is currently the “IT” hop for the US Market.  These hops come in a nitrogen flushed light and oxygen barrier foil pack so that they will remain usable for a long time.   LupuLN2® Cryo Hops® represent the most innovative hop product technology available.  You will get less of the “grassy” notes because the oils are concentrated and much of the weedy material has been removed. 


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Developed by Hop Breeding Company and released in 2007, Citra® HBC 394 cv. features high alpha acid and total oil content with a low percentage of co-humulone.  It is one of the top ten aroma varieties for craft brewers imparting distinct citrus and tropical fruit flavors.
  • AROMA PROFILE:  Grapefruit, Melon, Lime, Gooseberry, Passion Fruit
  • BEER STYLES:  IPA, American Pale Ale
  • ALPHA ACID:  11-15
  • BETA ACIDS:  3-4.5
  • TOTAL OIL:  1.5-3mL/100g

These hops are packaged near the farm by a coop owned by the farmers, YCHHOPS® a company formed from the merger of Yakima Chief and Hop Union.   This is currently one of the “IT” hops for the US Market.   These are professionally packed hops in a nitrogen flushed light and oxygen barrier foil pack and they will remain usable for a long time.

YCH HOPS is a grower-owned global hop supplier focused on providing the highest quality hops and brewing solutions to brewers of all sizes.  Powder and pellets are produced from whole leaf hops using YCH HOPS’ proprietary cryogenic separation process that preserves all components of each fraction. Cryo Hops are the concentrated lupulin of whole hop cones, providing variety-specific, enhanced aroma and flavors as well as increased efficiency and yield.  Perfect for hoppy ales!

LupuLN2™ hop powder and pellets are produced from whole leaf hops using YCH HOPS’ proprietary cryogenic separation process that preserves all components of each fraction.  Utilizing industry leading, cryogenic processing, whole-leaf hops are separated into lupulin and bract at extremely low temperatures to preserve oils and resins and get rid of the vegetable matter.

  • Alpha Acid: 21-26%  Total Oil: 3.5-5.5 mL/100g  Beta acids:  4.97%  Cohumulone:  30-35%
  • Dual purpose hop:  Bittering and Aroma
  • Developed by Yakima Chief Ranches
  • Found in:  Imperial Brown Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout, American Ales, Stout
  • Substitutes:  Chinook, Galena, Millennium, Nugget
  • Commercial Brews:  Bullfrog and Slyfox Breweries: Palisades Pale Ale
  • 1 oz Package

LupuLN2 is purified lupulin powder containing most of the resin compounds and aromatic oils derived directly from whole hop flowers. It is ideal for use in the whirlpool or fermenter for imparting intense hop flavor and aroma with minimal vegetal flavor and improved yield. Used in combination with Resinate® CO2 extract, LupuLN2 can add hop aroma and flavor to the end of boil or in dry hopping for a twofold approach to achieving superior brewery efficiency without sacrificing flavor. Depending on how much pellet or whole leaf is replaced by either of these products, breweries may see significant improvements in beer yield which contribute to both the bottom line and sustainability mission of YCH and many of our customers.

APPLICATION AND USAGE:  LupuLN2 may be used anywhere pellet hops can be used and are best used for late kettle and dry hop additions. As a starting point for recipe formulation or modification dose rate is estimated at 50% of pellets by weight. It is best used in beers defined by their hop flavor and aroma with hop loads of at least 1 lb/bbl in late kettle or dry hop additions where a larger yield increase will occur from substituting out pellets or whole leaf.

Additional information

Weight 1.3 oz
Dimensions 5 × 4 × .5 in











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