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Seven Gates Pale Ale - Spring House Brewing Company

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The story of the Seven Gates comes from rural Pennsylvania, not far from the Spring House Brewery. According to the legend, a mental asylum for the criminally insane stood in the middle of a dense forest. Surrounding the asylum were seven concentric gates, preventing would-be escapees. One terrifying night, the asylum caught fire, causing the inmates to flee into the menacing forest. As the tale goes, the former asylum residents were trapped by the seven gates and eventually succumbed to the perils of the forest. The locals swear that the tormented souls of the inmates will torture anyone brave enough to attempt passage through the Seven Gates of the forest. Spring House Brewing Co. honors the local legend by producing a terrifyingly delicious brew that is as familiar as a friendly forest, yet possesses a mysterious quality that will haunt you from the first taste. The enormous, hopped flavor and the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each bottle will have you believing that the master brewer must be a direct descendant of the former asylum residents.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-02-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jagada, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

JulianBaughman, Feb 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

london1o1, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BeermanEspo, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of SeamusDoyle
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice light golden hue nice tall egg white head with tons of sheet lacing. Aroma is a simple biscuit aroma with hints of caramel, and grassy herbal hops. Taste is a simple flavor as well, caramel malt with lots of herbal hops and a light citrus as well to round things out. Mouthfeel is medium in body, good carbonation, hoppy bite in the finish. Overall a nice pale ale.

SeamusDoyle, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

JeffTheJuice, Jan 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

rprinz22, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Sipchue, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

UncleNeighborChris, Dec 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

bacher468, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

twenteone, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

richkrull, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

mscott1975, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-golden with a nice thin white head. Slow moving bubbles.

S-smells more like a herbal/floral/hoppy lager, so more like a pilsner than a pale ale. Doesn't smell bad though.

T-tastes of grains and biscuits. Fairly hoppy and floral as well. Tastes like a good American pilsner.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-not much of a pale ale. Tastes way too much like a pilsner. Has that hoppy grainy feel to it. Not really to adjunct. Just very biscuity. It's a good drinker if you're not left with many options.

AdamBear, Oct 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

flyingmick, Sep 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Steinberger, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

IdrinkGas, Aug 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

TimoP, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

DLS168, Jul 21, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

nosavingsaccount, Jul 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

HarmonMW, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, color is gold, nice off white head that sits dense and laces very well.

Smell is grainy with feint hop bitterness, rather mild.

taste is grainy, slight adjunct flavor with malt, bitterness is clean and solid - very straightforward brew thats pretty big on hops.

Mouthfeel is crisp, solid carbonation a slightly strong bitterness but thirst quenching.

Overall, very tasty brew, straightforward flavors and solid hops, aroma is underdone and slightly grainy.

mvanaskie13, Jun 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Bdel34, Jun 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

cshull, May 31, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden amber color with less then a fingers worth of head. Dissipates to a patchy veil of lace all around with some on the edges.

S: Nice floral and citrus aromas from the hops. Get some other sweet fruit flavors, some apple and maybe very faint cherry.

T: Nice malt flavor, tastes like its toasted every so slightly. Earthy flavors of grain and grass lead way to the light bitterness of the hops with some citrus tones mixed in there as well. Alcohol taste is very noticeable at the end.

M: Mild carbonation and left with a dry feeling in the mouth. Crisp and clean on the tongue.

O: Not a bad pale ale but it doesn't stand out very well either. Would be interested in trying on tap to compare.

ChrisPratz, May 04, 2012
Seven Gates Pale Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.