Citra Sunshine Slacker | Evil Twin Brewing

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Citra Sunshine SlackerCitra Sunshine Slacker

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with 7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery.

Added by superspak on 01-30-2015

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Photo of JC333
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakeScully
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Teku

Look: Pours a somewhat cloudy copper orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and floral hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront citra hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, pineapple, and lemon. Floral and herbal hops with some hints of pine resin and grass. Background hints of pale malt with some biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely juicy and floral hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront presence of citra hops with juicy notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, lemon zest, and pineapple. Spicy notes of pine resin along with some grassy hops. Soft backing pale malt notes of biscuit, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A very nice hoppy taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and nicely drying and smooth on the finish.

Overall: A pretty good take on a West Coast style Session IPA. Good ripe citrus and earthy hop flavors with a nice soft body.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into pilsener glass

Opaque yellow liquid, numerous streams of carbonation, one finger white foam cap settles to a dense layer of foam

Aroma of citrus, lemon , orange , grassy grains,whiff of pepper

Taste of grassiness, citrus hops

Sharp tartness, peppery finish , lingers for awhile

Nice beer

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Photo of ontic
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Can to snifter.

LOOK: hazy light yellow, creamy white head.

AROMA: hoppy with a combo of citrus and wood. Not quite the strong pine you can get, but more oak or grass on that side of it.

TASTE: melon, citrus, ash.

FEEL: medium body, a little creamy,

Good beer. Could sip these all night.
The dude abides.


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Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy green hued dirty gold color. Moderate head but it lasts leaving rings of lace.

Grassy aroma of wet hops.

The flavor starts dry with a very pale malt. The hop comes slowly and nearly astringently. Medium body with a slightly elevated carbonation level. Long bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Strong head production, but poor retention. Brew is a pale lemon yellow, translucent.

Peppery, with a cracker-and-hops nose. Quite nice and balanced despite the very low ABV.

Almost smokey complement to the pale malts, strong Citra hops, peppery and fruity (not dank) at this age.

Light and active; highly carbonated, fairly dry.

A very nice brew, but certainly nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden hued with a fingernail of off white around the rim. Light lacing. There's a sharp aroma of orange peel. The taste is initially sharp and like biting into an orange. There's some light malt at the back of the palate. There's a lot of flavor for the ABV. The mouth is lightly sticky and resinous.

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Photo of VinumSabbathi
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Overall this is my favorite session IPA that also happens to be hopped with my favorite hop variety. Aromatic, tasty and smooth, with a very nice dry and bitter finish. Awesome.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Baumer
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

hazy lemon yellow color. The packaging is a good approximation to the color. very light and translucent with soft foamy head. head gave way pretty quickly and left a slight ring and film. good lacing. citrus aroma orange peels, some grapefruit is noticeable definitely lemons dominate. smells appealing for sure. strong fruit up front with decent pine and bitter tail end. a little thin in the taste actually. citra hops are very present and pleasing. Falls short of what i was hoping for. still tasty and pleasant, but not transcendent. good mouthfeel, medium to light bodied, bitter moderate finish. carbonation is very good. the lowish ABV is probably why it feels thin. this beer is 'crushable' for sure. very tasty. I have had better citra IPAs, but this one is highly enjoyable. I was just hoping for more when i first got a look at it and a whif of it. Still, I'd recommend this for hot ass days while doing yard work

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium to heavy profile, heavily carbonated, and a bland flavor profile. Nothing more than foam and bitter hops. Lacks any symblance of complexity.

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Photo of bendukes86
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of teromous
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "Batch #017 12:54"

Appearance: The body is a very hazy with a lemon yellow color and a thick fluffy white head. Inside the glass I can see tons of suspended particles but they look very tiny and there are only a few that are a s big as a grain of sand. It has very good head retention. Light lacing.

Aroma: I am getting a really nice combination of what smells like a mix of tangerine and lemongrass. There is a touch of pine.

Taste: It has this nice mix of lime flavor, pine needle flavor, and citrus pith. In the mix of flavors there is sometimes a bit of grain husk flavor that comes through giving it this nice touch of added flavor. Overall the flavor profile is very bright and I think the term "Sunshine" on the label really does emphasize the flavors in this beer.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice light body with a good bite of hop bitterness. It is not quite dry and at times it does feel a bit thin but it is still an enjoyable drink.

Overall: The can says that this is a "Session IPA" and it has enough aroma and flavor to satisfy any hop lover who would enjoy a bright and refreshing beer lined with a bitter backbone. I would drink it again and I would recommend it.

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Photo of JayQue
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very enjoyable session IPA. Pours a cloudy golden color from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. A hard pour gives a medium size white, frothy head with average retention and light lacing. The aroma and flavor are mostly lemon and lemon zest with some wheat and hops bitterness. Flavor is light but very refreshing. Just right for a session beer. Mouthfeel is light with a good amount of moderate bitterness. One of the better Evil Twin beers I have tried. This beer was designed for hot days and pitchers of beer.

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Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cmbrx1
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rejis
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnlatona
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Citra Sunshine Slacker from Evil Twin Brewing
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