Seven Gates Pale Ale | Spring House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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.

Added by Todd on 01-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
248
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
27
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +10.5%
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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours light steam yello with a bright white head. Nose is of light citrus, grass and light sulfer. Taste of cracker, grasses, citrus and a tiny bit of sulfer(egg whites). Light body with a grainy semi dry finish. Very lager like in appearance, taste and smell with the small amount of sulfer coming through.

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3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with decent head. Smells of apple and nonspecific citrus hops. Taste is same with hint of bread and pine. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and carbonated but not bad. Not bad overall. Was greedy when I first got into craft beer. Now it's marginally above average- but marginally above average for a pale ale in today's world still is something to be proud of for a brewery 15 minutes from my home.

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3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
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3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good APA. I like this stuff.

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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Seven Gates Pale Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 248 ratings.
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