PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Firkin version with citra and grapefruit zest at Barcade for their Spring House event. Pours clearish golden with small white head, good lace. Notes are insanely grapefruit with some bitter tangerine skin and candy booze. Finishes the same as echto cooler but not as accurate as turbo shandy was years back. Nice one off that seems like it’s much better then the regular version judging by the reviews.
Damico (2948) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with an Orange hue and white head. Aroma has light sweet hops and crispy malts. Flavor brings some light bitter hop notes and vague citrus on a crispy body carbonated just right.
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the taproom. Pours very clear gold with a thin white head and decent lacing. Tastes like malt, grains, some dry hop feel, mild bitterness and sweetness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like grains and light sweetness.
sonnycheeba (4281) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Lancaster Taproom. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, grassy and floral notes, light pineapple, and light lemon zest. Flavor is dry malts forward with strong grassy hop profile and some light citrus and toasted notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
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 (3516) - 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 (2145) - 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 (12296) - 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 (255) - 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 (1896) - Clarks Summit, 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.