Citra Sunshine Slacker | Evil Twin Brewing

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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:
667
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
157
For Trade:
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Ratings: 667 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of weareallfalafel
4.71/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

I was skeptical of this at first because session IPAs usually leave me a bit disappointed, but this was fantastic. Poured from a 16oz can into a large pub glass. Look is a bright golden with a finger sized head that faded fairly quick but left a decent bit of lacing. Smell is tropical fruit and citrus peel. Taste is much better than anticipated with loads of Citra hop character that develops a bit on the pallet and lingers long after the swallow, which I didn't expect from such a low abv IPA. Feel is a bit thin, but nothing I didn't expect from a session IPA. Overall, very pleased and surprised! Definitely would recommend this, especially for the super reasonable price (2 bucks and some change) for the pint sized can.

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Photo of Gmann
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy pale straw color with frothy pure white head that settled into a heavy ring. No lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bright and fruity with citrus hops. Mainly grapefruit with slight orange and pepper.

The taste is light. More grassy hops pop through. Some grapefruit rind and a hint of orange. Not overly citrusy in the flavor.

The feel is light almost watery. Quite dry on the palate with a grassy bitter finish.

Not very citrusy considering the use of citra hops. Kind of a boring session IPA.

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Photo of cantal
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Highly carbonated lemonade, cloudy with 4 fingers of off white head. Random chunks of lacing are left behind.

Pine, canned peaches, lemon candy. Floral and fruity.

Crisp melon, lemon candy, canned peaches, but only a little sweetness. Floral and fragrant almost like perfume. Some grapefruit.

Surprisingly dry with a touch of sweet sappy quality, little carbonation on the tongue.

Overall, a really good brew. So much on the nose and tongue, but such a light body. Got in Chiang Mai at Beer Lab, drank here in my home July 8th, 2016.

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

Photo of DeadHead003
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisp and juicy, with a dry finish. I could drink five. It's floral with tropical fruit and a grapefruit finish, damn that's tasty. Not too bitter in the finish to enjoy a few. Sign me up. This is how session IPAs should be.

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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 Zanico
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuddyZ
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks great. Clear, straw body with a fluffy white head. Smell is stale pineapple, some off dank, and citrus. Taste is a subdued version of the nose with a subtle grainy finish. Mouthfeel is bad. It's paper thin, and dry as hell. Almost a cardboard like lingering taste that doesn't help the feel. Session IPAs are interesting, but they never have enough body. 7venth sun is almost always better than this.

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Photo of ntanp91
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wolverine0712
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GallowsThief
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Out of a can into a pint glass.
A – Cloudy, honey hued pour with a full finger of foamy, bubbly head that left little lacing.
S – Nice subtle citrus aroma.
T – Nice mix of lemon, lime and grapefruit notes. Crisp and flavorful. Smooth malt and lithly bitter.
M – Light bodied with ample carbonation and a prickly feel at the finish.
O – Very easy drinking brew with great balanced flavor. I could have a few of these out on the boat catching some tuna. Drink up.

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Photo of TheCzarof85
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw yellow color with a soapy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of citrus and herbal notes mostly.

Tastes of the herbal and citrus hops layered over a light malt base. Hops lead off with notes of lemon zest and tea leaves. Lightly bitter. This gives way to a bit of grainy malt with a bit of sweetness to it. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is solid as a session beer, but it doesn't really stand out amongst other session IPAs.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dcf5ve
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Floral scent refreshing hoppy flavor with a smooth finish. Exactly what I want in a Session IPA

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

From a 16 ounce can, this brew is light gold, hazy, and has a tall white head. The aroma is soft and hoppy....modest sweet spiciness...with a hint of fruit. The taste has lots of hop flavor....citrus peel, a bit of wood, and a hint of sweet malt. The finish is mildly bitter. Wonderful, drinkable beer.

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Photo of thomasarose
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Citra Sunshine Slacker from Evil Twin Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 667 ratings.
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