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
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Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Deuane on 11-08-2009

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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 46
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 woodychandler
4.83/5  rDev +34.9%
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!

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
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 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 TheFightfan1
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

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 Stinkypuss
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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 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 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 Mora2000
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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 ;)

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 yourefragile
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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

Thanks to my sister and her huband for giving me this bottle. It was part of a six-pack they got in their recent share from Greensgrow, a local CSA. The bottle says this is sextuple hops brewed. Take that Miller light.

a: Clear, somewhat dark coppery color. It poured with a medium sized, clumpy head.

s: Big, fresh, lemony hops with some herbal qualities plus caramel with a little vanilla.

t: Quite bitter, in a big, fresh and wet way. More pine than the aroma would suggest. Hops merge with the caramel and toffee for a strong finish. Tasty hop burps for a long while with this one.

m: Slick, oily body and gentle carbonation. Long lingering bitterness.

d: Cool concept and a very good beer.

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 Gavage
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a copper color with a short 1/2" head that breaks apart rather quickly.

Smell: earthy hop bitterness and a bit of citrus comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, slight peppery spiciness, some wet grass, big earthy notes, light grapefruit, and a moderate bitterness are the flavors most notable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp and prickly at the start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish.

Drinkability: easy quaffing beer and a nice overall flavor. Easy to consume a bomber bottle in a short session.

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 Deuane
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2010 version from a 22 oz.

A-Bright, clear dark copper, with a medium light tan head. Head retains nicely and slowly reduces to a thin cap and leaves heavy lace.

S-Very herbal, earthy, and spicy upfront with a healthy citrus zing in support. Sweet biscuit malt adds balance to the hefty hop bill.

T-Dank, wet leaf character with a nice dose of fresh crushed orange. Malt bill balances nicely with a dose of sweet biscuit. Finish is dry, dank and spicy.

M-Medium bodied, fairly crisp with nice lingering spicy hop bite.

D-Different with all that dankness, not a fresh, bright harvest brew like I enjoy and this took away from it for me. Good but....wanting more.

Photo of zoso1967
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
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 sholland119
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours an unexpectedly dark caramel tinged amber. Plenty of frothy off white head leaves some nice lacing.

S-Very earthy hops and a very deep maltiness.

T-Nicely rich roasted malt with tons of earthy hop bitterness. Interesting take on a fresh hop ale.

M-Medium bodied, a bit tongue coating and rich.

D-Pleasant. Reminiscent of Hop Devil with a different hop profile.

HV

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 rfgetz
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours the color of an old tarnished penny with a cap of light soapy head that retains and sticks well. Scent is of fresh earthy and grassy hops, not overly powerful but they dominate... hints of caramel and yeast in the back end. Taste brings a balance between fresh grassy and earthy hops and light caramel sweetness. The hops are not overly bitter or flavorful, but the freshness works. The body is medium, although the oily hops contribute more than the malt... slightly watery. A nice tasting beer which isnt too complex and just lets the fresh hops star.

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.

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