I'll be making American Wheat beer this weekend. Simple malt bill - half wheat, half barley. I'm planning to use Chinook for bitterness. What would go well with it's resin and "coniferous forest" quality, to add a bit of citrus taste and grapefruit aroma? I'm open to dry hopping and don't mind using different hops for last minutes of boil and dry addition. I just don't know which ones to use.

My bets so far was:

  • Centennial
  • Cascade
  • Simcoe

Is any of them any good for this purpose? In this specific combination?

  • Please accept my answer if it helped you. Thanks.
    – BoilerBrad
    Oct 30, 2015 at 11:35
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    @BoilerBrad accepting is not mandatory, and, since I can't use Citra, I do want to keep this open for other answers, hop combinations etc. I appreciate your answer and upvoted it, but clicking accpet mark when in fact I'll not test it seems weird. I came from programming stack, where accept mark means "I have tested it" and I have strong feelings against accepting somethings I did not test.
    – Mołot
    Oct 31, 2015 at 11:49

2 Answers 2


Citra is a good bet for grapefruit aromas. Check this link for a nice tool to help with hopping your beers


  • Good advice. Only reason I forgot Citra is the fact that it's simply unavailable in my area now. You got my upvote.
    – Mołot
    Oct 29, 2015 at 14:13
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    Cascade can work. I would avoid Simcoe since it has more of a piney aroma imo.
    – BoilerBrad
    Oct 29, 2015 at 14:47

Centennial will give a pronounced grapefruit flavor.

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