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Harvest From The Hood - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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83
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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5/5  rDev +35.9%

noel2977, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of dwaz
5/5  rDev +35.9%

dwaz, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of woodychandler
4.85/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Same visit. Unlike Joe, however, one serving to a customer. They also had a mock-up bottle, so I transcribed the following "information":"Harvest from the Hood - A Wet Hopped Ale Brewed with Select Hops Grown at Greensgrow Farm & Philadelphia Brewing Co. Sextuple Hops Brewed" Har!

Served with a finger of off-white head with low retention which settled into wisps. Color was a BUPGOO amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was grassy underlain with a caramel sweetness. My mouth had begun to water as I lifted the glass to my lips. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with an inherent hop oiliness that seemed to coat the inside of my mouth. Once the initial rush of hops sank in, I began to notice minty flavors, some pine and a caramel sweetness to offset the lip-smacking dryness. Oh man, this is the kind of thing to inspire me grow hops in my yard. Finish just left me enraptured, licking my lips, looking at my all-too-rapidly emptying glass, wishing for more. Quick, somebody distract Dean while I make a move for the tap!

woodychandler, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
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!

NeroFiddled, Dec 01, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

gnikola, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

JeffTheJuice, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of CanConPhilly
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

CanConPhilly, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

TheFightfan1, Oct 31, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

victory4me, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Harvest from the Hood, using hops grown in urban Philadelphia.

Pours dark for the style, deep brown with an off white head and lots of lace.
Smell is floral and piney.
Lots of hop flavor, oily, cascade hops very strong presence for a pale ale and that is welcome here. Wet hopped and do I taste some pollution? No, just really strong hops. A good balance of bitterness and a solid malt backbone. Medium bodied and easily consumed. Out of all the beer Ive had from Philadelphia brewing, this one has been the most impressive.

Stinkypuss, Nov 10, 2010
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4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

WVbeergeek, Dec 08, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

micromaniac129, Oct 31, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

xnicknj, Feb 08, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

mvanaskie13, Jan 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tripelz, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Mora2000, Nov 18, 2010
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DarthTremens, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

mdillon86, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

DrDemento456, Nov 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

nosavingsaccount, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes on 6/4/10

A good example of an underrated style. Light amber with a decently retained head. Nice and clear. Richly biscuity and floral with a good helping of citrus and earth. Touch of caramel balances the bittering. Balanced carbonation and a light/moderate body. A good session beer, though 6.5% might be a touch high by most session beer standards ;)

DmanGTR, Jun 15, 2010
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of elNopalero
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

elNopalero, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Holland, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours a surprisingly dark, clear mahogany and ruby amber color with a creamy, beige retentive head and nice lacing. Aroma is malty and citrus hoppy sweet with some mild pine and sugar presence. Flavor is dry, earthy, and piney with a sugary and citrus sweet finish. Medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry finish. Not your typical wet hopped APA, but very drinkable and enjoyable.

yourefragile, Nov 29, 2010
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Harvest From The Hood from Philadelphia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.