Seven Gates Pale Ale - Spring House Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerSquid:
3.75/5 rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass.
A good beer, very flowery, I honestly feel like it just lacks a good strong kick of hops.
A- Pours a copper with a hint of orange. A bit cloudy, but mostly clear. Decent head that settles out after a few minutes. No lacing
S- Strong floral notes, hint of hops and pine.
T- The flowery sent is carried through in the taste as are the touch of hops. The hops linger nicely and are not overpowering but really lack a substantial kick at the finish.
M- Nice light carbonation. Smooth finish.
D- Very drinkable. I could sit down and drink a lot of these. Its light enough to not fill you up too much and the alcohol is hidden well.
Seven Gates is pretty good, not my favorite Pale simply because of the lack of hoppy kick. I also think im generally more of a fan of the citrus in Pales rather than the flowers in this one. But its not bad, can't wait for the new Pale from Spring House.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2010 04:54:40 | More by BeerSquid
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3.19/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Can > mason Pint
A - Clouded orange gold with a finger of soapy white head, medium on lacing.
S - It has that weird aroma that most other spring house beers have. Kind of offensive malt, weird sweetness, caramel, some grapefruit, decaying fruit? Meh
T - Flavor is just as odd, tart grape, tangerine, bread malt, caramel, some odd earthy hints, a little nuttiness too.
M - Just average, baking flour dryness kinda hanging on.
O - Really disappointed in this beer, this is like halfway between an amber and an APA and its not good for either side.
Serving type: can
06-29-2014 04:15:34 | More by Omnium
3.81/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Decided to revisit my first review. Had this from a can on 2014-05-28 in Columbia, PA
A - Clear gold with a 1.5-finger white head and decent lace.
S - Light grass, pale malt, touch of pine and hop floral. Mild.
T - Nice amount of sweet, lightly toasted bread at first; quickly followed by a burst of citrus, pine and a good blast of bitterness. The malt sweetness lingers for a bit; gradually subsuming to the longer lasting bitterness. It's a pleasant aftertaste when you're in the mood for an IPA-like bitter finish.
M - Medium body and carbonation. Substantial feel; perhaps due to some oats? Lots to like about this mouthfeel.
O - As good as ever. I made a couple minor tweaks to the original rating scores. I've reviewed over 1,000 beers since my first review of Seven Gates and I can report; it's still a good 'un.
First reviewed on 2008-03-27
I had this on tap this evening at Bully's in Columbia, PA. I hadn't seen this ale before but noticed the unique tap pull and decided to give it a go on the bartender's recommendation.
It was delicious. I enjoyed the fruity, hop aroma. The bitterness seemed very well balanced by the malt with a citrus overtone and the medium plus carbonation was just right.
I was surprised to learn that it is made right here in Lancaster County in the small hamlet of Conestoga. I hope Matt the brewer (found his name on their website) keeps up the good work.
Serving type: on-tap
05-28-2014 21:39:18 | More by Tucquan
Seven Gates Pale Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.