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Harvest From The Hood - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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83
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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 18.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of justintcoons
3.15/5  rDev -13%

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.

justintcoons, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of BWED
1.76/5  rDev -51.4%
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.

BWED, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of kwa357
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

kwa357, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of PhilCommander
5/5  rDev +38.1%

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!

PhilCommander, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

dgherm, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of thatguyno1likes
4.6/5  rDev +27.1%

thatguyno1likes, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of weltywm
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

weltywm, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Lambdon
3.8/5  rDev +5%

Lambdon, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of beerhast
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

beerhast, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -17.1%

ncstateplaya, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DrBier, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of OKCNittany
4/5  rDev +10.5%

OKCNittany, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of psdriscoll
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

psdriscoll, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of beerfinder
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

beerfinder, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of TriageStat
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

TriageStat, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev +10.5%

devilfluff, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of FrankShirley
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

FrankShirley, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BillRoth, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of gnikola
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

gnikola, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

WVbeergeek, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Nathan_Snyder
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Nathan_Snyder, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bigfnjoe, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Holland, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

mothman, Nov 16, 2013
Harvest From The Hood from Philadelphia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.