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Seven Gates Pale Ale - Spring House Brewing Company

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Seven Gates Pale AleSeven Gates Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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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3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Omnium, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

yourefragile, May 31, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Tucquan, May 28, 2014
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Seven Gates Pale Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.