Citra Sunshine Slacker | Evil Twin Brewing

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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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Ratings: 695 |  Reviews: 137
Reviews by shortbus126:
Photo of shortbus126
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i am coming to the realization that citra hops are less dynamic and awesome than everyone says they are, at least in isolation. for me, the citra profile is very distinct, but its very samey, citra this citra that, they all taste very similar. i think a lot of the new fangled tropical type hops are a lot more versatile, and can be used to produce different flavors. i like citra a lot, but i think i like it in conjunction with others better than by its lonesome. this is an awesome session ipa by all counts. its dead sexy in the glass, drop dead, with in fact a sunshine radiance and crystal clarity under a cumulus cloud head, its a fine afternoon in a glass. the nose and taste are all citra hops, held back or even balanced little by a very basic pale two row barley malt profile. not much going on downstairs in this one, but the hops are bright and fresh, and quintessentially citra. that fact being true, and my appeal to this beer on the whole only being in the 4ish our of 5 range suggests im a little bit over this one, at least in therms of what it does in ipa. flavorless yeast and base malt and citra is an equation that doesnt mean to me what it means to others. that said, i think they capture the perfect summer session beer right here, and other than being price prohibitive, it suits the seasons vibe really well. cool too that its a collaboration with 7th sun, who doesnt send beer to colorado.

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Photo of Nelstone
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I knew what I was getting before I ever tasted this light bodied session ale. The name of the beer lays it right out for you. I felt like Fred Flintstone sliding off my dinosaur excavator, seamlessly sliding into my stone car, following the first sip. The beer rolled easily down the throat and dropped subtle grapefruit notes all the way to the bottom. Great summer beer.

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

16oz, self-described non-denominational 'pint' can. Y'know, for those who slack off in the sunshine, and further prefer the confines of the Citra hop varietal.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw, um, 'colour', with three fingers of puffy, shiny, and somewhat rocky off-white head, which leaves some bleeding sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly subsides.

It smells of stale cat piss, crackery pale malt, sharp underripe orange and white grapefruit pith, a wee stoney flintiness, and further leafy, weedy, and herbal hop bitters. The taste is grainy, gritty pale malt, a lessened uric acid acridity, peppy, if duly muddled citrus fruit notes, a suggestion of more exotic tropicals, and more leafy, earthy, weedy, and floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly active in their perky and penetrating frothiness, the body a generous medium weight for the purported sub-style, and plainly smooth, the hops more aromatic than interfering, it would appear. It finishes off-dry, just, as the varied character of the Citra hop continues to refuse to be denied.

Not sure why the 'other' twin decided to choose this particular hop to glom onto another one of these relatively weak-ass American IPA wannabes. Easy to drink, sure, and extra points for the tall-boy cans, but overall, I'm really getting tired of understated and underwhelming IPAs, which is all this next new failure of the craft beer cause really amounts to.

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Photo of gopens44
2.99/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Started off questionable with it's tell tale paleness that screams "I'm not well balanced!", well at least to me it does. Ginormous white foamy head that leaves behind just a touch of lacing.

Nice juicy and slightly spicy nose with a sort of sweetness to it as well.

I can taste a little straw or grass before a tiny bit of tartness. Further drinking provides little else other than a bitterness of nondescript nature. Maybe it's lemony, but overall it's a bit of a mess I especially considering how thin and soulless this seems.

This is the "session" IPA that may have very well ended my journey further into the hybrid style. If you want an IPA, this one teaches you to go full bodied or go home. Plenty of other great beers out that with a low ABV. Doesn't have to be IPA all the time.

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Photo of MacBrewin
1.72/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

At first i thought it smelled a tad lemony...until my wife pointed out that it smelled like vomit. Kinda like a bathroom after a day of flu puking. Now thats all i can smell, dilute barf. Taste follows the nose. Its not like full strength uncarbonated vomit, but more like dilute overcarbonated vomit. Highly carbonated, thin mouthfeel as expected for a session ipa. Would not buy another but highly recommend if you like puke beer. I drank the whole can.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In canned format, aroma is full of citra hop which smells like unripe grapefruit. The taste is grapefruit and some mango, just a hint of creamy sweet malt flavor. Herb and grain notes pull through with the bitterness until the finish. Full body despite relatively low abv, its not thin in the slightest. Overall, a nice session IPA.

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Photo of Dufmandinga
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly flavorful session. Citrus is very strong but not harsh like some others heavily hopped with citra. This is legit crushable despite how freaking hoppy it is

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Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an impy nonic a dull lemony yellow with a nice tight half finger bone white head that settles quite slowly.Some toasted grain and mild citric notes on the nose,a little surprised at how muted the hops are.A nice mix of dryer toasted grains and citrusy hops on the palate with an almost minty-like finish.Not a bad quaffing IPA a style I don't usually enjoy that much.

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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 CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light straw colored gold with minimal head and little lacing. I get some of the citra on the nose but, it's more like a dry hopped pilsener than a session IPA. This is a great beer for after yard work because it is both light and has just enough hops without hitting you in the face.

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Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of SkiBum22
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heddar33
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours hazy golden yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is bready malt with fruity resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet malts with lots of fruit and resiny piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very nice session IPA.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of BeerYo
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

Pours light, near golden under a near white head that's all high quality lookin

Sniff of lemon,lime, and oranges

Fresh, zesty and citric infused tastiness.

Nice sessional type brew smothered in that yeasty, citrusy goodness that seems to be all the rage...quite enjoyable stuff

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Citra Sunshine Slacker from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 695 ratings