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Seven Hills Pale Ale - Wormtown Brewing Co.

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewing Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
2010: On-tap only.
2011: On-tap and commercially available 64oz growlers.
2012: On-tap and commercially available 64oz growlers.
2013: On-tap and commercially available 64oz growlers.

(Beer added by: StrangeBrewer76 on 03-17-2010)
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Reviews by rudzud:
Photo of rudzud
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of this at Julio's. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Crystal clear golden straw colour with a sudsy one finger head that fades to leave minimal halo/wisping and no side lacing.

S - Very, very light hop aroma. Would like it to be a bit more floral. Some light bready malt too.

T - Nice and light with a very mild hoppy finish and slight bread notes. Just good though, nothing special.

M - Nice carbonation for a growler. I liked ths mouthfeel better than on tap. Good dry/crisp finish.

O - While this might not be, in my opinion, the best offering of Wormtown it is one of the most popular and sessionable. Definately a mass appeal brew. Really, really wish they would bottle some of their more limited brews (namely their Sweet Tats stout or their Beer Goggles Barleywine).

D - The mouthfeel really helps this one along. That nice light taste and crisp mouthfeel makes this a nice session beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of kegwizard
4.63/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is exactly what i hopped and thought it would be. It was very clear with a good head. I thought it had a nice but mild aroma. Very smoothe tasting with a light hop character. I thought for one of the first releases it was perfect because it was a great easy drinking beer with nothing aggresive so most people will like it. I think Ben has done a wonderul job and i am looking forward to a summer of drinking lots of Wormtown beer.

Photo of jadedfire32
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Peppercorns Bar and Grill this is one of the first offerings from Wormtown Brewery in Worcester, MA. Poured a pale golden color with a small white head, less than I would expect for this style beer. Aroma was mildly hoppy, unmistakably American, with some bready undertones. This was a very easy beer to drink, well balanced and not excessively bitter at 30 IBUs. Very crisp with a dry finish and a slight soapy aftertaste on my tongue which seemed to diminish as the beer warmed. Overall this is a very good example of this style, I may have appreciated a slightly more floral hop aroma on the nose but this is still something I would order again.

Photo of jmerloni
4.6/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - A gorgeous glistening golden yellow color. Straw. Pretty large head that retains and laces very very nicely. Even lacing all across the glass.

S - Yeasty, very yeasty. Fresh grass. Smells very "beery" overall.

T - Mmmm. Nice and light. Grassy taste with yeast and some lemon rind perhaps. Very earthy and "dirty" tasting on the swallow with a moderate hoppy kick that's real pleasant. This is pretty delicious.

M - Quite light but not in a watery way. Well-carbonated but not overly so at all. Crisp as hell and perfect for springtime.

D - This is the best-crafted beer I've had from Wormtown and the only one that has the right mouthfeel. This is a really nice, well-crafted beer that I could see any other good microbrewery across the country releasing. Victory or Lagunitas could release this and it would still meet expectations. Very nicely done here, Wormtown. So drinkable. I'm impressed.

Photo of ThisMoonlife
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Sailracer
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of krantul
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The second beer brewed at Wormtown.. the first batch of this particular style.

Appearance: Light, golden, with the expected haze of a young, unfiltered beer.

Smell: Some American hop aroma mixed with bread, and a touch of yeast. I'd love a bit more hop aroma (or perhaps less of the yeastiness).

Taste: Light and balanced. Gentle, bready malts with a bit of American hop crispness. The slight yeastiness is a factor as well, again, largely owing to the batch's relative youth.

Mouthfeel: Very dry and crisp, the way I tend to like my APA. I sometimes find the crystal malt character in other pales to be distracting.

Drinkability: At 4.5%, certainly sessionable. I had three while visiting Peppercorn's for the Wormtown release party.

The first few batches of beer from a new brewery are always going to be a bit experimental, and I don't doubt that the recipes and processes will see some tweaking in subsequent batches. I generally prefer my APA to have a more pronounced hop character, but this is still within the parameters of the style. I would be interested to see how this stands up with a bit more age, to allow some of the yeast-driven character to subside a touch.

Photo of OBoftheDEAD
4.33/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one caught me off guard, as it tastes to me more of an IPA than most pales. A pleasant surprise as I love most IPAs. A clean burst of hops, not too heavy or light taste wise. Has a light yellow-amber hue, which at first glance only seems thick. For myself, this is a very drinkable brew.

Photo of seanh99
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of mirish72
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Picked up a growler a few weeks ago for a party. Solid APA, but was super fresh. Pretty hoppy for a pale ale. Worth trying.

Photo of discharmingly
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of GuitarIPA
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of dfecteau
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap at peppercorns

Light creamy head fades med pace with light lacing, crystal clear golden pale yellow color.

Nose of light grassy hops, fresh light hops but very light, golden malts, fairly light, touch of spicy hop.

Taste is light, a bit off bitterness wroth some mild grassy hops and but spicy fresh hops, light golden pale malts, refreshing and drinkable. Finish brings a bit more spicy and floral hops and bitterness, semi dry, light hop spicy sting.

Mouth is a bit lighter but decent body and carb

Drink is great, light bitterness, light booze, drier finish, crisp and sessionable

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of bpk59
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Chico1985
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very light orange, decent white head. Doesn't stick around very well and leaves a bit of lacing. Smell is weak but pale malt, light fruit and hops and are detectable. Taste is decent, light citrus and good hop presence. Hints of grass and bread. Has a bit of a weird soapy off-taste but seems to go away after a while. Gets the job done as a pale ale, it's light, crisp and refreshing. I did feel a bit strange paying $5 for one seeing as I could see the brewing tanks from my table though...

Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of WinkyDowBrew
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

First time here and perhaps I just got a bad batch. The beer followed the trend of the other beers I had (maple brown and IPA) with some other issues:

Appearance: Much hazier than necessary, a simply extension in the bright tank at a lower temp would have resolved this.

Aroma: Here was the major issue: Major DMS. It was cutting right through the mild hop aroma so much so that it was difficult to over look.

Flavor: Decent, nothing to brag about. Pretty light on the hop punch, but a little bit there with some mild malt to back it up.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light, works fine for the style.

Drinakbility: I was expecting more from this one. The IPA was nice and hoppy (although still a bit cloudy) and pleasant and the brown as well a bit different than its description, but still nice. This beer could work, but needs to have the DMS issue that I experienced cleaned up which may push the hop aroma and flavor a bit more. Eitherway, a decent place to get some good food and fresh beer.

Photo of Stockfan42
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of bdoggboston
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Seven Hills Pale Ale from Wormtown Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.