Citra Sunshine Slacker | Evil Twin Brewing

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658 Ratings
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Citra Sunshine SlackerCitra Sunshine Slacker
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
658
Reviews:
121
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
154
For Trade:
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Photo of Baumer
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: 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.

S: citrus aroma orange peels, some grapefruit is noticeable definitely lemons dominate. smells appealing for sure.

T: 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.

F: 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.

O: 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

Photo of valkyre65
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrfrancis
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Coorsy
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Full pour at a remarkable burger place in South Royalton VT.

Basic session IPA. Nice crisp light citrus flavors with light malts behind. Good drying on palate, easy to drink, not much to it, but it does the job nicely.

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Photo of shu_420
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Stofko1992
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bombelsky
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice yellow color, cloudy. Frothy foam , short persistence. Pine and citrus aroma upfront, medium strong, some floral hops. Medium-high bitter, low malt sweetness. Bit of saltiness. Medium-light body, watery, medium-low carbonation, long lasting dry finish (medium strength).

Decent session IPA, fair beer. Will not buy anymore.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of webbcreative
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Citra Sunshine Slacker from Evil Twin Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 658 ratings.
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