Seven Gates Pale Ale | Spring House Brewing Company

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Seven Gates Pale AleSeven Gates Pale Ale
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:
250
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
27
For Trade:
1
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed deep amber color with a small white head. The head fades away very fast leaving just a hint of light foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel nature with some notes of some grainy bread smells. Mixed with these aroma is a toffee smell and a very light floral and citrus smell.

Taste – the taste begins with a toffee and caramel sweetness mixed with a bit of a grainy and bready taste. As the flavors advance, the caramel fades a bit with the buttery toffee flavor increasing slightly. As this transitions occurs, so too comes some hop flavors of a grapefruit and grassy nature. A little bit of floral hop comes to the tongue at the end, leaving a semi-sweet and decently hopped (for a pale ale) taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the medium to slightly thicker side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower side. The slightly lower carbonation and slightly creamier body were quite nice for the toffee flavors of the brew with them furthermore accentuating the hop flavors, making them stand out more than they typically would have.

Overall – A rather tasty brew overall. Flavorful and nicely hopped, yet still maintaining a very easy drinking taste.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Been wanting up try something from Spring House for a while and this is my first. Kind of a thick grainy tone to this one. Mild hop spice thing going on. Could use much less of the grain and much more of the hops. Carbonation is really nipping at my tongue too. It's...okay. Nothing really blowing me away here.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering at the taproom by springhouse. The brew appear a clear straw yellow with a white cap and stringy lace. Rising bubbles maintain a thin film across the top throughout the entire duration.

The aroma includes a note of biscuit grains contrasted by mild citrus hops smelling like lemon zest with an herbal and grassy aspect. Overall very clean just surprising the grain is the first scent noted.

The flavor is grassy with a noble punch of clean hops. Some mild bready grain character provides a hint of sweetness like cereal grains.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is crisp, clean, refreshing and hands down one of the better springhouse beers that you can count on seemingly always being available and thirst quenching.

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Seven Gates Pale Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 250 ratings.
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