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: 683 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of akolb
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brutalist
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Harry G's New York Deli in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a light clear yellow-ish color, with a very small head, and lots of lacing down the glass.

Smells like honey-covered grass, orange, grapefruit, and a little bit of pine.

I absolutely *hate* the word crushable when it comes to people describing how easily a beer drinks. Unfortunately, that word really does describe this one- it's so drinkable, and goes down so easily. There's a light zesty pine and grassy bitterness, a hint of honeyed malt, and grapefruit and orange zest. There's just enough flavor to keep it interesting, but it's restrained enough to drink a lot of it.

This is lighter bodied, really, really drinkable here- with a moderate level of carbonation.

This was surprisingly really enjoyable stuff for me. It's a really well done beer.

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Photo of Myotus
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured at 47°F from a 16oz can (indecipherable can date) into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Consumed on 17Jul16.
SMELL: Strong aromas of lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines are balanced by subtle white bread and piney hop aromas along with hints of caramel and bitter hops.
4.25 out of 5
TASTE: Mild flavors of oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and tangerines unleash a gentle wave of citrus that is immediately joined by subtle piney hop flavors. Malt balance is brought to the mild hop profile as subtle flavors of white bread flow on to the palate while piney hops flavors grow slightly stronger. Subtle bitter hop flavors present the perfect touch of bitterness while hints of caramel produce whispers of sugary goodness as all previous flavors press on.
4 out of 5
NOTE: This was one of the easiest drinking IPAs that I have had. The overall profile was very mild. This may leave some hop fanatics desiring more from it. The bitterness was low and the balance was perfect. Evil Twin and 7venth Sun did a remarkable job at creating this session IPA.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint can poured into a pint glass.

Hazy bright gold color like a sunshine, topped up with massive white soapy head that stands with very good retention, it slowly sinks to rocky frothy crown on the surface. Lacing is abundant in form of foamy web and patch all around.

Big tropical affair in the aroma; citrus, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, peach, somewhat piney and resiny, also lightly herbal. Malt is also there too and nicely mingled with a note of sweet toffee and biscuit.

What are in smell also exactly reflect in the flavor but a bit less in term of fruity and juicy variety with only a dominance of citrus and grapefruit. The part of malt in the tasting is rather subdued with some sweetness and nuttiness in the background while hop still continues to pronounce with the herbal, earthy, and grassy profiles, yet resiny bitterness at the end to coat the taste buds and also leaves a long pleasantly pungent aftertaste.

Medium body with medium carbonation that is crisp enough to carry all the things well, smooth and refreshing, dry finish.

This makes me wow. So sessionable but doesn’t lose any depth or character unlike several other session IPAs, so drinkable and proper for light and comfort occasion.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Really hazy bright yellow looking kinda like pineapple juice with a 1/4 inch of foam that takes a minute to settle.
S - Juicy Citra hops mixed with a good malt profile not too sweet smelling. Should be good.
T - Pretty dank IPA juicy bitter hops in every gulp. Malts are kind of balanced
M - but it makes me think its over 4.5% since it drinks like a regular IPA. Still a Decent beer

Overall a session IPA which has a full bodied malt profile which makes it drink like a regular IPA. Drink it if thats your thing.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
2.28/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of baconfromwalmart
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sanitarium16
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch 012. Clear golden pour. Outstanding head volume and retention, borderline world class lacing.

Quite outstanding nose of orange, lemon and subtle peach over a light pale malt sweetness coupled with a bit of subtle herbal pepper.

Solid light body that is smooth and borders on heavy light. The finish has creamy aspects. World class carbonation / body balance. The middle is nicely effervescent while the finish is finely bubbled and almost rollickingly prickly.

The flavor profile is outstanding. Hop flavor dominates with only very mild bitterness (orange rind). Sweetness is very subtle. All flavors detected in the nose appear. The finish is a slow fade of slightly sweet orange rind that adds grapefruit notes near the end.

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

Photo of Zaphog
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
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 -13.4%
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 +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
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 +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadHead003
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Citra Sunshine Slacker from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 683 ratings