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Harvest From The Hood - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 19.72%
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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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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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
1.76/5  rDev -51.1%
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 kwa357
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of PhilCommander
5/5  rDev +38.9%

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!

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3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Harvest From The Hood from Philadelphia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.