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.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Big can from 7 11 in Kittery and it was only 2 bucks!
Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a medium sized white head that shows good retention. Aromas of grassy earthy citrus and pine. Very little if any malt aroma. Flavor is grassy earthy resinous pine with bits of sweet bready pilsner malt. Pretty crush able but like I say for almost every "session" ipa, the balance is off.

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Photo of kitch
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 1 pint can with a Julian bottled on date of 23915, meaning it was canned on 27th August 2015. It was poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear golden straw colour with a two finger white head with good retention that leaves sticky lacing.

Aroma: Strong tropical fruit aromas with ripe mango, guava, peach and apricot. Light citrus lemon in the background.

Taste: Flavours are not very strong. I get some mango and grapefruit, maybe some lemon. On the finish, the bready malt comes out. Its only lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice light juicy beer that is very drinkable. It could do with a bit more bitterness as an IPA, but still good.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a nonic glass. The beer has a pale yellow color with a nice light smell. For a session beer, the taste had a bit more hop flavor than I expected. Overall, if I am in the mood for a session beer this would be on my list of those I would buy.

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Photo of Atlas1
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Always excited to try new brews from up north that we don't normally see in TX. We're now seeing more and more Evil Twin in San Antonio, which is a good thing.

Poured into a barrel pint, the Citra is a golden straw color. A one-finger head quickly dissipates. The nose is light and airy with notes of citrus and faint pine. Smells fresh, which is nice, but it doesn't blow me away. The taste is pleasant as well, but again doesn't do anything that really catches my attention. Some faint grapefruit here. Lemon. Light and fluffy mouthfeel.

Overall it's a nice beer. True session beer, as advertised. Doesn't overly impress, but it was a pleasant beer. Not sure I'll revisit in the future but I'm glad I tried it.

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Photo of Professor_Frink
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells delicious, pours a light golden with suspended wisps of cloud that dissipates into an inconsistent haze. Pretty good head. The taste is light but wants to be more. Aftertaste is fairly bitter, and not in the best way. It's a session IPA so, plenty drinkable, but the aftertaste clouds the overall taste. If it disappeared quickly on the tongue, that would be be better, but alas. I'd drink again but wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of Phigg1102
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very Pale straw color, crystal clear. One finger pure white foam with good retention. This beer doesn't look like an IPA. Crisp, lemony in the nose with a doughy malt character. Herbal, citrusy, and floral hops in the taste again with a doughy malt flavor. quite dry and bitter on the finish, light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Flavor and body seem out of synch a bit, but the beer is enjoyable.

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Photo of JayGio
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very light Ipa, hence the lower alcohol amount. High carbonation, with strong grapefruit and other citrus flavors. Hoppy up front but does not linger. Has a spritz like finish. Easy drinking light IPA.

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Photo of Hallu
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A low alcohol IPA. I can compare it to Neckoil by Beavertown that I had last week. The carbonation is disappointing there as it was on the Beavertown beer. Low and short lasting. The smell is slightly better thanks to the Citra hops, but it's not extremely powerful. It can be an introduction beer to people who don't like very bitter IPAs. The taste is actually half fruity half malt. The final is disappointing as well, but for the style I guess it's honest... I didn't see Evil Twin doing an easy drinking beer like that, for a brewery that's usually all about powerful tastes and brave brews... Not the type of beer I'd go back to.

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Photo of HOPSnHASH
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I ended buying a case of this. I normally despise session IPAs because they are essentially just watered down Pale Ales, but this one is an exception.

A: Light, straw colored and hazy/cloudy with a lot of carbonation bubbles floating to the top. After the initial 1.5-2 finger head dissipated a 1 finger head remained.

S: I'm getting a lot of citrus and grapefruit smells with a slight bready sweetness undertone

T: Taste follows smell pretty closely. Citrusy hoppy bitterness upfront, but not overpowering, mild sweetness in the mid palate, and mostly a dry finish

M: Mouthfeel is very smooth, crisp and easy drinking but definitely not watery

O: One of my favorite low ABV IPAs, I can drink a whole 4 pack without getting into trouble. Just wish this was n unlimited release

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Photo of Davey-C
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 2/13/16 from pint poured from 16 oz. can with numbers resembling what one would think we're a date on bottom, however it appears you need a decoder-ring to decipher evil twins date stamps... Aroma: initial aroma of orange citrus and faint notes of spruce needles. Aroma developed to reveal light malt presence of sweet bread and hop resin. Hints of dank cat-piss like aroma towards end of beer. Appearance: dark straw color. Moderately clear with moderate light cloudiness. Good head retention - 3/4" head that persists for 3+ min, then remains as skim on top with fine bubles around rim. Moderate amounts of medium lacing. Flavor: balance is hop forward with moderately high hop flavors of crisp pine needles that transition into moderately high levels of hop bitterness that persist into aftertaste. Light malt flavors initially of bread crust. Fishes dry. Yeast characteristics of "clean" American ale strain. Grapefruit note at end of palate. Mouthfeel: light-medium body. Medium-high carbonation. No alcohol warmth. No creaminess. Light astringency from hops. Overall: enjoyable IPA (session IPA). Seems a bit thin as though it needs a bit more malt backing to support hop flavors. Dry finish begs you to take another sip. Hop aroma and flavors are clean and enjoyable and restrained as not no be an over-the-top IPA. 39/50.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - White head and golden yellow body. Pours clear early, but clouds as the glass fills.

S - Quiet but pleasant. Mango and lemon.

T - Follows the nose, with a middle that adds pith and cracker malt, and a close that underlines grapefruit bitterness.

M - Open is moderate, but the close has definite drying and a chewy resin aspect.

O - A good IPA that is bright and full of grapefruit. Solid.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Put Citra in the name or description and I'll buy it. This is an interesting and imaginative beer.

Pours with a nice fluffy had, bright yellow gold. It looks good. Smells like pineapple.

This beer tastes damn good. It's unlike any IPA I've ever had. Its delicious and tastes better as the strong carbonation wears off.

I can't rate this beer lower. When judged as an IPA, it might have some issues, as a beer its pure delicious.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.99/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From The Fridge to my fridge in support of The CANQuest (tm)! I am making inroads as far as some of the beer at my home in CANcerned.

From the CAN: "Despite his bitterness, lack of power and insuperable aversion to any kind of extravagant labor - he kind of has a charming charisma, and perhaps he is even lovable. Somehow we find him unbelievably irresistible and stimulating because he is one of the few that masters the ability to effortlessly impress with his sharp intelligence and make it look so damn easy."

This Slacker was a tallboy who needed a good Crack! to bring him down to size. I was gentle on the Glug since I wanted to be aggressive with the swirl once in the glass. This produced a finger of foamy, French Vanilla-colored head with decent retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity and so the Gelt Gang of Croesus, Mammon & Midas dropped by for a taste. Nose had the same lemon biscotti scent that I had been noticing in a lot of these Session AIPAs today. Comme ci, comme ca. Mouthfeel was light, soft, not exactly watery, but not much beyond that. The taste was really light in terms of its lemony-citrus hops and I frankly would have been hard-pressed to identify it as an AIPA if it was not labeled as such. It was punchless, like the "lack of power" alluded to on the CAN's verbiage. Finish was semi-dry with the biscuit malt having more of a presence than I would have preferred.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy pale straw color with a one finger fluffy yet ricky white head. Aroma is pineapple, mango, and papaya. Taste is light citrus and tropical fruits with just a little grass, earth, and grapefruit on the finish. Mouthfeel is thin and smooth, but works for a session brew. Overall, not something I would search out, but glad I tried and would not turn one down.

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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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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 HipCzech
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 1 pint can poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, light, lemon yellow. Builds a fluffy, frothy head of snow white foam with streaky lace.

Smell: Bright citrus (lemon, grapefruit), pineapple, grassy hops and slight dankness atop light, grainy malt.

Taste: Lean, pale malt body, cereal grains. Lemon and grapefruit zest, pine sap and slight vegetal hints. Crisp, herbal bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with medium, fizzy carbonation, silky feel.

Overall: Surprisingly layered session IPA with lots of citrus zest and a decent malt body.

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

Nice beer! That's all I have to say. Just trying to get buy with the least amount of characters to qualify.(150) Only need a few more to be a slacker.

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

Can > Snifter

A - Hazed straw yellow with a two finger foamy white head, medium lacing.
S - Fresh grass, citrus zest, floral, cracker malt.
T - Mellow, but crisp floral and citrus, very kinda basic in the malt department.
M - Clean and bright, goes down easily.
O - Great sessionable IPA, good flavor, and is really refreshing

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Date / batch stamp 21215 19:16.

Appearance: Cloudy to translucent golden yellow. Big rocky white head with lots of persistent lacing.

Smell: Fresh cut citrus and tropical fruits. Very much the aroma of Citra hops.

Taste: Hoppy with tropical fruits (mango, papaya), grapefruit, citrus rind, and a sharply bitter finish. Balanced with a cracker-like malt in the middle.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation on the tongue with some lingering spiciness on the tongue. Some stickiness on the teeth, but a little thin.

Overall / Drinkability: Very nice and easily drinkable. And hey - it's got The Dude on the can! A simple IPA, and I had no problem finishing the 16oz can by myself. Glad I picked up a 4 pack of this so I can enjoy it again. I think this would pair well with a variety of food - both spicy and mild.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A straw to yellow pour with a slight haze produces a sudsy off-white 3” foam collar that is moderately persistent.

S: Hoppy citrus aromas blending lemon, lime and orange, light malts. Hop aromas are medium, malt aromas are medium low.

T: Big lime to lemon citrusy flavors with a medium low malt background.

F: Medium light body with medium high carbonation

O: Very refreshing and flavorful with a mild kick.

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Photo of toolbrew
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Can dated 261-15. Pours a pale straw color with excellent lacing. Moderate citra aroma and balanced taste. Good for a session ale that could be faded.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On-draft and served in a mini-mason jar. Pours a translucent yellow (think pee colored) with a tight, 1/8th inch, bright white head. Nose is fairly subdued but expresses some crackers notes and a kiss of Citra. Taste follows nose with a mild, residual earthy bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a crisp carbonation and a slight acidity. Overall, fairly quaffable but could use a little more dry-hopping.

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

16 oz can. Pours light hazy straw gold, thick sudsy head with good retention. Solid lemony orange citrus aroma. This is light with lemony hops and a touch of tartness. No malt taste to speak of. The hops turn grassy in the finish but not too bitter. Finishes clean and semi dry. Medium mouthfeel. Very good for a session IPA, tasty and crushable.

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

Pours a opaque golden yellow. 1 finger head with good retention. Minimal lacing as I drink it. Smells of citrus and mildy dank. At first drink it seems like it will be very bitter based on smell, but finishes extremely clean with minimal bitterness. It's super carbonated. Well balanced beer if your into hop aroma but prefer a cleaner finish rather than bitterness.

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Citra Sunshine Slacker from Evil Twin Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 646 ratings.
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