Petty Larceny
The Answer Brewpub

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IPA - American
Ranked #180
Ranked #3,633
4.26 | pDev: 7.28%
The Answer Brewpub
Virginia, United States
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 54 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hophugger from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look and head and lacing amazing. Tons of dank, tropical fruit, pineapple, etc. on the nose. Taste is citrusy and tropical with the Mosaic hops, balance is great and finish leaves you wanting more. Very sessionable

Jun 16, 2017
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Had this beer on-tap at The Answer Brewpub, poured into a snifter. Had a golden yellow color and a hazy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A very nice, sweet aroma of hops, citrus, tropical fruit, and pine.

T: Tasted of several different tropical fruits (mango), a whole bunch of citrus (grapefruit, in particular), a good shot of hops, a bit of pine for a lightly dank quality, and light malt. A zesty, fruity, sweet flavor that's very much centered on the fruit elements. Quite tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is definitely a good summer beer: Light, refreshing and easy to drink.

Jun 12, 2017
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. pour at The Answer Brewpub in EVA.

L: Very pale golden. decent head with sheets of white lacing and a cap and ring.

S: OMG. Absolute pineapple/citrus juicebomb between the Mosaic hops and the lupilin powder. The lightest touch of malt and a little bit of earthiness. This is a perfect 5. No way the taste can live up to it as a Session IPA, right?

T: Almost! Citrus asserts itself more in early part of taste, pineapple more in the middle. A tiny bit tart. Very light touch of malt. Slight touch of earthiness on finish, which is crisp and dry.

F: Light-bodied, healthy dose of carbonation. Superb construction and balance. Crisp and refreshing.

O: Best Session IPA ever.

Jun 10, 2017
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the better session IPAs I've had. Still a little watery in body but the flavor is spot on with citra and a little onion. Awesome beet after hay making in 90 degree heat.

Jun 21, 2016
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on-tap at the brewpub in a snifter, the beer is a hazy, pale, straw yellow coloring, with a filmy white head. Nose of lime and lemon, cut grass, and pine. Good aromatics. Flavors are tart and resinous forward, rich with lemon zest and pine pitch. Subtle grassy highlights, too. Light and dry in mouth, with a grassy, herbal, and lemon sweet aftertaste. Frothy, dry finish. Good beer.

Jun 15, 2016
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JMUbrewz from Virginia

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Easily one of the better session IPA's I've ever had. Tropical fruit, melon, and some resiny bitterness on the back end. The mouthfeel is still rather spritzy, but not nearly as watery as most session IPA's.

Mar 07, 2016
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden body with minimal head and lace. Clean, earthy hop aroma with minimal sweetness. Light bodied, crisp, easy drinking "session IPA" as the hop (there's only one) gives off a sharp, earthy citric flavor but there's a touch of sweetness and the dry finish doesn't wear out the taste buds.

Aug 27, 2015
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crowler shared by RussianDragon. Thanks man.

Light golden body with a small head. Aromas of vanilla, hops, grass. Earthy, grassy, hops. Light bodied. Hop forward with a dank, earthy, resinous hop character. Cool.

Aug 14, 2015
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uvachief from Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another solid American Pale Ale from the Answer. Dry hopped, sweet and citrus forward. Not quite as good as grand larceny. Still very good. Lots of melon flavors and very light and thin in the mouth. Little too thin almost. Still very good.

Jul 11, 2015
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cavedave from New York

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks gopens44 for this hop masterpiece currently wowwing my taste buds!

Pours a beautiful gold, lightly cloudy with fine yeast, slathers of clinging lace, just a poster child for what a great IPA ought look like.

Med./full strength aroma, fronted by luscious sweet orange and grapefruit, citrus pith, with melon, neutral sweet, and even some hints of floral in there making it a delightful bouquet.

Oh my, the taste is all the flavors of the nose with some righteous backing of herbal bitter too. Super balanced and clean, completely delicious.

Medium carb., light viscosity, excellent finish, very refreshing. Could have a touch more body, otherwise good for style.

Delectable beer, highly recommended

Jun 29, 2015
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dar482 from New York

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reminds me of a Larceny, but slightly brighter as it is a smaller beer. In general, dank, herbaceous, grapefruit peel, green grass, a medium minus bready malt.

Jun 24, 2015
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ZachDow7 from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at DLD '15. Honestly the best beer I had of the day....such a great example of Mosaic hops, just so well balanced and flavorful. These guys are doing some great stuff.

May 10, 2015
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LeeEvolved from Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first brew "officially" released by the Answer Brewpub. A citra-based, session IPA. It smells fantastic and tastes great.

Here's to a great start by An, Brandon and Answer Brewpub!

May 03, 2015
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