Harvest From The Hood | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
philadelphiabrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Deuane on 11-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
18.85%
 
 
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Photo of justintcoons
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%

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.

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Photo of BWED
1.79/5  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.

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Photo of kwa357
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of PhilCommander
5/5  rDev +36.6%

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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Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of thatguyno1likes
4.6/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of weltywm
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of Lambdon
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of beerhast
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of OKCNittany
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of psdriscoll
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of beerfinder
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of TriageStat
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of FrankShirley
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of gnikola
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of Nathan_Snyder
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of elNopalero
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Harvest From The Hood from Philadelphia Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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