Seven Gates Pale Ale - Spring House Brewing Company

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Seven Gates Pale AleSeven Gates Pale Ale

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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of HarmonMW
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of cshull
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of FosterJM
2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1206th Review
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Thanks to TroyG2352

App- super clear light orange. Very fizzy white head good cling. Looked good in the glass.

Smell- Really a strange smell to it. Had a very vegetal, malty and pretty off smell. Wasnt excited about tasting it.

Taste- Corn, malt. Had profile before. Dont like it. Band aid flavors between smell and flavors just make this one pretty in drinkable. I poured it.

Mouth- A light body with a light- medium carbonation. Fairly grainy and residual malts.

Drink- Pretty off on the nose and the taste. Just didnt like it

Photo of Beerme09
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of Ecolello87
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of sneth019
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of MalReever
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Blackmajic
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of cps98
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been waiting to try this and the distributer finally got a couple cases in. A buddy and I split a case and it was not a disappointment.

A – Really nice orange yellow color, super clear. Pours with a nice 2 finger white head which dissipates rather quickly. There was some lacing present.

S – Light citrus of the hops and very light malt.

T – Had a really nice not overpowering hop bitterness. Very light on the malt.

M – Light to medium bodied and pretty smooth. Had decent carbonation just no head retention.

O – Overall a good drinking beer. Price was decent so I’d probably drink it again.

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of maximum12
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to stormking47 for tossing a bottle of this into a recent trade. I had no idea that Spring House had begun bottling any of its brews, & a pale ale seemed a good warm-up for the main event tonight.

Pour is pale orange, with a miniature whirlwind in the center. Swirl the beer & the tornado rotates, as if you're in the Science Museum. Cool. Smell is torrential pale malts, bit of wet grass & damp hops.

Seven Gates Pale walks a path well-worn by thousands before it. Pale malts, spent floral hops, bakery before dawn, fields right afterwards.

Routinely routine. This is an 84 MPH Klingenbeck fastball right down the middle of the style. Mediocre.

Photo of BMart
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of weaselchew
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of whallgren
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of VikeMan
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of billzee
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of orangesol
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in the Taproom into a standard pint.

A - Pours light amber orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of biscuity pale malts and crisp citric hops. A touch of light spice creeps in at the very end of the glass. The nose is quite bready with a touch of light spice.

T - Starts off with some light citric hop bitterness quickly giving way to a mix of chewy malt and a bit of sweetness. The finish is pretty much the same, a mix of chewy malt and light bitterness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The feel is slightly chewy with a touch of lingering hop bitterness.

O - In the long run this one is just OK but if you are at the taproom and are looking for something light to drink with some decent flavor you really can't go wrong with this one.

Seven Gates Pale Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.