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Harvest From The Hood - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 19.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Deuane on 11-08-2009

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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 46
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.44/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a crafty beer by my taste

Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, no date

clear copper in color, with off-white soapy head. good head retention, a bit of lacing. nice bright hop aroma, grassy, herbal, citrus. nice balance in the taste of some bready malt flavor with some slightly bitter hop flavor in the finish. medium bodied, medium carbonation level.

Photo of justintcoons
3.15/5  rDev -12%

2014 Vintage
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Murky, yeasty, copper-red with a 1/2 finger of off-white head. I can't see any light...this looks bleak.

Nose
Grapefruit, toffee, and molasses.

Big toffee and molasses maltiness. The grapefruit juiciness dries up fast revealing dried pine needle and onion. Perhaps some musky honeydew melon rind and a hint of chocolate as well.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, smooth, semi-dry, and lightly carbonated.

Overall
Too dark and too malty for a Pale Ale. Makes a mighty smooth Amber ale though.

Photo of BWED
1.79/5  rDev -50%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12 oz. bottle poured into craft tumbler.

A- Dark chestnut, very hazy, with some sediment. Head is off white, dense and one finger, with decent retention.

S- The aroma is off. I get that band aid, medicine-like smell, along with some caramel malt. Slight fruity notes.

T- Again, off flavor, with a bit of malt sweetness and citrus pith.

M- Medium body. Some bitterness, and carbonation is light.

O- I sure hope something is wrong with this batch. Off flavors, and a lack of hop flavor.

Photo of PhilCommander
5/5  rDev +39.7%

I am drinking my fourth 12 oz bottle right now. The aroma gives away the Philadelphia water
they use...a slight hint of fluoride with subtle hints of zinc. The upfront hop scent is offset by
the silicone sand scent of the glass bottle...very subtle and an extremely nice touch by the
brewers to use glass that is from New Jersey which is known for its silicone sand scents.
The first tastes confirms the local hops unique taste. The local hops grown in Philadelphia are
watered with a sprinkler system made in Kentucky known for their metals that have a
high Iron content...this iron content bleeds through into the water coming out of the
sprinklers and then nurturing the hops...so that "high iron from the sprinkler on the hops" taste
comes through immediately...and boy does it blend well with the paper label scent that only Wisconsin paper offers. My only complaint would be the glue that is used on the back of the paper lable clashes with the Wisconsin paper scent...probably glue from Maryland which is NOT known for having great glue scent...I would have gone with Florida glue...their glue combines best with Wisconsin paper...second only to Arizona glue/Michigan paper.
As far as how the beer tastes...FRIGGIN GREAT!

Photo of weltywm
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on Oct. 2, 2014. Can't get much fresher than that. Poured into a snifer.

Look: Really really dark amber, almost brown, with about a finger of pale foam.

Smell: Malt and hops, but there is a strange off aroma, almost sour or medicinal.

Taste: A lot of biscuity malt up front. Balanced out by hops - mostly orange peel and citrus - but not as hoppy as I would expect.

Feel: Nice medium body, decent carbonation, and very smooth.

Overall: A decent brew, but I had high expectations for such a fresh beer, and it didn't quite live up to them. Still, a nice offering and not too expensive, so I'd probably drink it again.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.14/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Under 5 bucks 22 ounces of fresh hopped goodness from PA, I'm in. Appears a golden copper hue slightly hazed with hop particles, bright white clouds of head floating thick. Intricate thick chunky lacing looks and smells delicious so far, the smell has grapefruit peel, citrus, and tropical fruit notes it's blaring with hops. Earthy from the vine floral hop buds are everywhere in the nose, it's great. Flavor wise a bit unbalanced toward the hops, lacks malt complexity or even a bready quality to balance out the hops, it's 100% hop driven on the palate. Clean bursts of hops with each sip, bitter zest stays with you through each sip leaving a lingering bitterness sometimes this could be off putting but I'm craving hops today, so it's all good in the hood. BTW, there's a ton of yeast sediment in the bottle, leave it in there the beer keeps all the hops without the yeast additions in the glass. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied just due to the raw hop oils alone, never cloying unless your a pansy about hop bitterness. Clean bold bitter finish sticks around between sips, I'm a fan and I'm proud to say I like most of Philly Brewing's creative efforts. Their house yeast strain though seems to have a powdered chalk finish that I don't care for in most of their bottle conditioned offerings, that's a minor complaint here.

Photo of elNopalero
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber-gold color.

The aroma has a light touch of pine. The flavor has a light pine with some citrus. Nothing pops out. This is a fresh hop ale…which lacked the fresh hop punch I crave. Could very well be past its prime. Wish it was more exciting.

Photo of IronLover
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow with an amber hue and a light haze. Poured with a huge, fluffy, white foam with nice retention. The foam reduced to a healthy, soapy cap that left random sticky lacings on the glass. Pine hop aromas overtop herbal and citrus hop notes with a honey-like sweetness beneath. Slick, oily feel with pleasantly soft carbonation around the edges. Pine hop and herbal hop flavors are dominant but not overwhelming. Light malt sweetness carries the hop flavors with a touch of citrus hop flavor at the end. Finishes with an earthy, bitter pine hoppiness. An easy drinking local seasonal.

Photo of Omnium
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap at House of 1000 Beers
A - Pours a really nice pale yellow color, 1 finger white fluffy head, moderate lacing
S - Nice fresh aroma, hops, a little pine, and a faint hint of mint.
T - About the same as the aroma, fresh flavors of hops, not agressively bitter, but just right, lighter malts, and some very minor dry citrus
M - Thinner, not bad, but very refreshing.
O - This is a solid APA by all means. I've had it a bomber previous and its a great refreshing quality thats hard to beat.

Photo of Jimmys
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber into Flying Dog chalice. bottle dating is hard to read. looks like a best before sometime in January 2013 if i had to guess.

A: pretty hazy brew. a bright orange on the first pour, but the second half of the bottle looks a lot paler cause of all the yeasty sediment. head is slightly off-white and frothy. not very big. retention is good as is the thick coat of lacing.

S: a little bit of nail polish remover. fruit salad. melons and cantaloupe. definitely more on the fruity american hop side than earthy or piney.

T: the bitterness is there, but not biting. fruity and piney. a little bit of cardboard. a little bit of graham cracker.

M: soft carbonation. medium bodied. works well.

D: not exceptional but not terrible. definitely some flaws in there, however overall i find it a drinkable fresh-hop brew. however appearance is definitely a negative, way too much yeast floating around in this thing.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a nice earthy hop presence, yet a touch mellow. In the taste, a very nice earthy dryer hop all the way through. A small dryness and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry, fresh hop in the aftertaste. A nice mellow dryer hop, somewhat mellow and decent across the board.

Photo of inlimbo77
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle
Purchased Oct. 2012
Stella Artois chalice

A: Pours a dirty yellowish brown like color. One finger of bright white soapy bubbled head. I really had to pour it aggressively to get that. But there seems to be carbonation, because I am seeing tight tiny bubbles coming up from the bottom. Leaves some lacing sheeting.

S: I was surprised that this had a pretty faint nose for a wet hop ale. Getting some floral notes. Some weak pine hints. Also, bready malts behind it all.

T: On the tip of the tongue, you get a burst of pine bitterness. Weird soapy like flavors. Not getting bright citrus or pine or other fruits that I was expecting. Just really blah IPA flavors, actually like it's been sitting around for a little bit? Homebrew like quality to this one actually.

M: It's a medium bodied IPA. The malts add to that.

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.32/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: burnt-orange. Quite opaque. As attractive an IPA as I have seen.

S: Dominant pine in the nose. A little but of citrus, but overshadowed by the pine.

T: wonderful. Ultra-bitter throughout. Tasting some caramel in the middle, but it's subtle. Perhaps with age this becomes more balanced, but 1 week off the bottling line it's a total hop bomb.

M: Surprisingly thick. Not a lot of carbonation.

O: Really, really happy with how this year's batch has turned out. A fresh bottle is competitive with any other IPA out there. Based on the other review's below, it sounds like this goes downhill quickly, but I could drink fresh bottles regularly if they were available in other months besides October/November.

Photo of Rifugium
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at the Khyber (back when they were cool and had shows), Philly, PA

Poured a lightly hazy copper color, with a small off-white head that receded rather quickly. Nose of caramel malts and herbal hops. Pretty basic taste, caramel balanced with grassy / herbal hops, a touch of citrus pith. Light-medium body, decent flavor, a fine average drinker overall. Nothing you haven't had before.

Photo of xnicknj
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at khyber in philly - review from notes

Clear golden amber, fluff of white head dissolves into well retained layer of film, leaving a bit of patchy lacing on the glass.

Very bitter and juicy in the nose. Orange and citrus with some pithy notes. Light bready malt and soft fruit sweetness.

Splash of juicy and expressive hops up front. Tons of citrus and orange followed by grapefruit. Slick malts with bread crust notes along with some light caramel. Finishes with a swift burst of bitter, dry hoppiness with pine.

Medium body, well carbed, sticky, lingering and dry. Surprising treat from a local source, although definitely a "drink now" kind of beer. I suspect that many of the low scores are from bottles that weren't quite fresh enough.

Photo of hooliganlife
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to callmemickey for this

pours a light copper, crystal clear, with a creamy head. nice retention. little to no lacing.

very fruity on the nose, lots of sweet citrus. probably a 4.25 if i could rate it this. i rounded down.

taste is polar opposite though. very earthy, resin, and pine like. bitterness through out. totally hop forward all the way.

nice moderate carbonation. a medium body.

nice, i like this. could use some more fruity hops in the flavor for complexity. the nose was better than the flavor but that is because i like my IPAs more on the citrus side. but enjoyable all the way.

Photo of AshleyMiller
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to G311 for this urban IPA. poured into my stone snifter, as always.

a - clear yellow-orange with about a finger width head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing.

a - strong hops while the head is still around, but as it fades i'm left with wet dog and dirty gym socks. must be the philly hops? as it warms i pick up a lot of pine.

t - i alternate between a really nice IPA bitter sip and just plain bitterness. not a lot of complexity in this one. plenty of pine and a solid hop backbone.

m - medium bodied and some carbonation.

o - the smell is kinda throwing me off on this one. i love the idea of urban gardening and love that they grew the hops all within the city limits. great attempt but slightly off the mark. not bad drinking, glad to have tried it.

Photo of micromaniac129
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber in color with a tall pretty dense head. The clarity is slightly hazy and looks nicely carbonated. This beer is very aromatic and fragrant and seems to be in proportion with the style(APA). The hop bouquet seems to have a floral and piney aspect while the malts have a caramel sweetness that balances out the hoppiness. The hop bouquet doesn't carry over very well onto the palette. The taste here is more malt forward with hops having an earthy musk. Medium weight on the palette slick with hop oils and somewhat smooth too. Quite bitter for the style that lingers deep into the aftertaste. A solid offering form the boys down there but that earthy musk taste from the hops is slightly off putting.

Photo of jzeilinger
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark, ruby amber color with a massive, foamy, and one fingered creamy head.

S - Piney hops and caramel malt, no more, no less. Pretty mundane.

T - Caramel and earthy malts, piney hops, and balanced with a fairly clean finish.

M - Medium light body with a big watery finish.

O - A watered down English style IPA, meh.

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint

Pours a copper color with a one finger beige cap that fell quickly. Dots of lace and a thin collar left behind.

A very herbal, minty, earthy aroma with a touch of grapefruit and caramel on the back end. There is a sturdy bread-like malt characteristic as well.

The flavor profile mimics the nose. A strong bready base with earthy, herbal hops over top and a grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Dry and a touch on the spicy side while the bitterness lingers.

Smooth, medium bodied brew that was easily quaffable. Little to no alcohol was noticeable.

Overall, this is a dank, musty fresh hop ale. Earthiness and spice prevail rather than pine and citrus. The bitter kick in the finish and dry finish was the real winner here. This really mellowed out as the beer warmed.

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip pint glass, nice tan head, but it disspated quickly. Lightly clinged the glass. Color is a deep amber, slightly opaque.

Smell is earthy, with a roasted malt, caramel sweetness. Light hop citrus and pine notes, but not overpowering. Even a feint hint of alcohol.

Taste is light roasted, caramely malt sweetness with earthy finish and a good bitterness. Notes of citrus, and bread biscuity malt flavors as well.

Mouthfeel is a bitter on the bitter side, hits the tongue strong. Light carbonation help the flavors balance well throuhout.

Drinkability is great, tastes similar to the ipa, with a little more earthy finish.

Photo of Seanibus
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good beer but not really what I had excepted for some reason.

Pours a dark, almost sherry-like brown with a medium, tight head. The aroma earthy and dark, with lots of malt in there with the hops. The flavor is even more earthy, like a rich bed of decaying leaves, with a high lime-like bitterness on the back end. The effect is herby and musky, with a suggestion of rosemary and sage, and a resiny burn down the throat. The mouthfeel is tick and velvety

Photo of claspada
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aromas of earthy hop bitterness and a bit of citrus comes through to the nose. Smells extremely citrusy but at the same time quite malty as well.

The taste is indeed quite bitter up front with some lighter caramel malt and slight peppery spiciness, some wet grass, big earthy notes, light grapefruit are the flavors most notable. Quite bitter but does not linger and destroy your taste buds which I appreciate.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Crisp and prickly at the start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish.

Overall this is an easy quaffing beer with a nice overall flavor. Easy to consume a bomber bottle in a short session. Look forward to sampling more from this brewery in the future.

Photo of decadance
2.67/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - This is watery brown, not the color of a pale ale, I had to give a vigorous poor to illicit any head. Not a good effort.

S - Faint citrus hops. Breadlike malts. And Spices? Weird.

T - Bleh. Nothing much beyond bitter. Back end is some malt, but it is thin.

M - Watery and thin. Bud Light mouth feel.

D - Sure, you could have more, but why would you want to?

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Harvest From The Hood from Philadelphia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.