revbarabbas (1) - - NOV 21, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got the first can available to the public in a private tasting of the variety that is brewed exclusively at the Spring House Brewery itself instead of the Appalachian contract.
This is a completely different beer, The aroma is crisp, citrusy, with piney notes. The appearance is golden with a light colored white head and clean looking. The taste is a lot less malty than the Appalachian variety...hops are in the fore-front, but not overbearingly bitter...refreshing with citrus notes and a floral after taste. Body is light thin texture lively carb and an abrupt finish.
This is a return to the original Seven Gates...but in a can.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonded body topped by a nice cream head. This one straddles the territory between American ESB and APA with a nicely bitter aroma and flavor profile that seems influenced by the addition of Chinook and Cascade hops. Solid.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at tasting. Pours a light golden color with a thick white head with tons of sheet lacing. Aroma is a simple biscuit aroma with hints of caramel, and grassy herbal hops. Taste is caramel malt with lots of herbal hops and a light citrus as well to round things out. Mouthfeel is medium in body, good carbonation, hoppy bite in the finish.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small off-white head with clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some bread, light grapefruit. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
johnbuck100 (209) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Six pack to go from downtown Lancaster taproom. Seven gates is a good go-to pale ale. not the best, but much better that the middle even. a bit heavy for my taste, a bit too much bread, but nice hoppy pale ale with a good spruce-hop flavor. if you’re at a party with bud light, blue moon, yuegling or this, its a no-brainer.
Leafs93 (1505) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel and hay. Taste is bittersweet with some metallic tartness. medium bodied with medium carbonation. Good session brew.
jsmerig (1032) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light golden yellow with very active carbonation. Aroma of orange an straw. Lightly malty balanced with a deep bitter that starts floral and finishes peppery long after the taste is done.
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FishBizkit (228) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and slight citrusy. Bitter and dry hoppy, citrusy. Dry and citrusy finish. Bitter and dry far finish.
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bad. Just bad. Green peppers in the aroma, watered-down coffee and awful roastyness behind that make me cringe. Yeah, this is terrible. Hopefully my drain accepts the rest of my pour.
ffaoe (164) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
light hoppy aroma, very light amber in color with a nice head. nice hop flavor but not over the top