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Harvest From The Hood - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 19.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 11-08-2009)
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Reviews by Jimmys:
Photo of Jimmys
3.6/5  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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tripelz
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a brownish-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is toffee and dark fruit. This doesn't smell like any wet-hopped beer I have ever tried, but maybe the taste will be different.

The taste is also strange, but good. I get caramel malt and a little pine, but I also get cherries and chocolate. Not sure what is going on here, but I kind of like it.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
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 doomXsaloon
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Stigs
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz pour into a pint glass, on tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh

A - medium amber, thin head but nice lacing on the way down. a bit darker than your average APA.

S - earthy hops and a big caramel bite. bits of citrus and more dark malts.

T - sudden flash of earthy grassy hops, then a big kick of dark caramel. finishes strong on the malts.

M - quite crisp considering the sweetness. carbonation is spot on. medium to light bodied.

D - a bit of a caramel bomb for an APA, but the hops are there. not my favorite, but a bit of a unique take on what can be a somewhat monotonous style.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A frothy head of tan rests steadily over a chestnut brown body. Hazy - to be expected with a lot of hops. Good head retention and some nice sheets of lace and tiny galaxies of spotted lace. A creamy surface covering holds throughout the entire glass.

S: Hoppy over a decidedly malty base. Caramelish. It's very English in my perception. The hops are floral, grassy, leafy, citrusy/piney and regularly fruity (or is that just the yeast?). The malt has a dark edge of dried brown sugar to it. Nicely balanced and welcoming.

T: The hops are a little fuller than the nose suggests, but otherwise it remains the same, nicely balanced between malt and hop flavor. A solid bitterness backs it. I enjoy the darker malt character and edge of almost burnt sugar, but I wonder if that masks the "fresh" hop character; or does it actually help to take the kind of rough chlorophyll edge off (as found in some other wet hopped ales). Either way, there is a definite 'brightness' to the hops, and it's similar to a dry-hopped cask or keg.

M: Medium bodied with a dextrinous edge and a median carbonation that leaves it almost creamy once it warms a bit. Smooth.

D: It's smooth and round with the exception of the minor bump-up in hop flavor, and this is an exceptionally drinkable ale. On the other hand, detractors will probably state that the minor bump of hops is not enough for a "wet hopped" ale. I would disagree. It's not in your face, but it's certainly present, and you get more of the hops as you progress through the glass. Nicely done!

Photo of hooliganlife
3.95/5  rDev +10%
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 Kegatron
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

Pours a clear dark ruby, with a finger of light tan colored head. This retains with a nice frothy and almost bubbly look to it, which leaves back some heavy foamy lacing. The aroma is very herbal, earthy, and spicy smelling, which mixes with a good bit of overripe citric fruit and some bready malt character to impart a deep dank tanginess in the nose.

The taste is dry, bitter, and spicy, with a leafy dankness and to it, as well as some juicy fruitiness underneath. Malts balance this somewhat with some sweetness across the back of the profile but the hops are what linger, with a finish that is quite dank and spicy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice crisp creaminess that is slick and easy feeling in spots. Alcohol is held to a minimum, as the flavors here are more than enough to mask things.

This was definitely a Fresh Hop Ale on the other end of the spectrum, with a fresh earthy dankness that some may not find to their liking but I personally didn't mind at all. This was fairly bitter at first but once things warmed up, the balance and overall drinkilbility of this strengthened quite a bit. Not a bad fall offering here at all.

Photo of Travcofarms
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of kwa357
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DarthTremens
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark coppery in the glass with a frothy 2 finger beige head that was topped off by a soapy bubbly covering. Small speckled lacing remains with a scarce, intermittent effervesce within. Head retention was solid.

S: Aroma strength was light, caramelized grain with fresh pine blended with some licorice. The hoppiness was short lived on the pour and rather light and meh.

T: Boozy upfront, licorice and raisin followed by some dried flowery citrus. Moderate level of bitterness, kept fairly in check but weakened towards the finish. The malt base was quite nice, perhaps more note worthy then the hopping itself of scotchy caramelized grains coming about on the finishing take. The hop preference left much to be desired on the finish, with the malt picking up the slack. Not my ideal crisp pale, a bit darker and heavier malt wise while the bitterness is fresh and wet and rather light in detection.

M: Mouthful was light, oily slick with an exceptionally smooth and silky feel aided by a void of carbonation. Needs some snap. Warming licorice and citrus juice perhaps gives this some redemption after the swallow.

D: Moderate drinkability, definitely not a pale ale session, drinks rather heavy, but good for a bomber. Alcohol feels about in the 6-7% range though not noted on bottle.

Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Lambdon
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of diddith
1.2/5  rDev -66.6%

Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of zoso1967
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous ruby hued deep amber color with a nice ecru head that has great staying power. It is very frothy and leaves plenty of messy lace on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is bursting with fresh hop flavor. Earthy, grassy, spicy and slightly minty aromas are wafting into my sniffer. This beer is not just a hop bomb though, and it has a hefty amount of caramel malt in the aroma that give the hops a juicy character.

The flavor is both malty and hoppy at the same time. More fresh earthy, herbal and spicy hops mingle with a slightly toasted and caramelized malt flavor. There is pretty decent amount of bitterness in this brew, but there is also plenty of malt to hold it all up. The more I drink, the more I wish that the malt had a little bit less caramel character to it, and did not take away from the hop flavors quite as much.

The mouthfeel is medium with a very nice smoothness to it. The finish is dominated by the hop oils and leaves lingering hop aftertaste on the tongue.

If you like hops you will find this beer to be very drinkable. Overall this is a very nice fresh hopped beer, and I love that they used all hops grown in NE Philly.

Photo of claspada
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
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 DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't had too many dry hopped ales.

A - Wow way darker than expected. At least an inch of head with a nice pour.

S - Sort of weird smells like a fresh hop ale that has been aged slightly. With a taste of pine and citrus but mostly bitter it seems to be a mixed brew

M - Felt kind of medium and took a half hour to finish the 22oz.

D - Well first off " buns" below me must have had an old bottle since the newer stuff in PA is going for at least 5-7 dollars (paid 6.50 myself) and it really wasn't worth it. To me is seemed like a cop out of labels from Lagunitas pushing their brews in a retro way that just didn't seem hoppy enough. The best beer and I wasn't too impressed. Overall average.

Photo of noel2977
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap at the Hulmeville. Pours a bronze-amber color with a thick off white heading. Alive and full of lace.Heavy hop aroma with an equal balance of sweet malt.The taste is on another level. Kicks off with a crisp bitter bite,then the smooth caramel malts takeover for the finish with a slghtly nutty even earthy ending.Medium bodied, extremley smooth. Nothing special but nothing wrong either.Just a damn good beer.

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Harvest From The Hood from Philadelphia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.