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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.

Note: Formerly contract brewed at Appalachian.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30973) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, caramel, and light florals. Flavor of citrus, grass, grain, some pine, and caramel malt with mild bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2009
on tap @Stoudts Invitational-pours a thin white head and gold color. Aroma is light/medium malt-caramel, herbal hops. Taste is some off notes, light/medium malt-caramel, herbal hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9888) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
A golden ale with a thick creamy off white head. In aroma, a rather German hops signature, mineral and boring. In mouth, a smooth mineral malt with very British and German hops, not bad, but lacking floral hops. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, earthy, citrus and herbal hops with apple and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
On tap at the KSBF ’09. Listed as a Double IPA (but at 5.6%?). Poured a deeper golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus, and some toasted caramel. Tastes of the same citrus, floral and some lighter caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Draft at CAH Sh event for Philly Beer Week. Pours hazy dark straw w 1f ow head. Nose is big resiny hops, pale malt. Tastes very resiny, hoppy, citric, with tangerine, pale malt, and a smooth, not terribly complex, but eminently quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6851) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2009
Courtesy of markwise. Pours copper with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma is sweet, malty, bread, a touch of butter and some hints of tangelo. The taste is a bit hoppier than the nose with a pulse of spice and some pine hops that quickly mix with grainy malts and bread. It finishes with fading malts and a persistent modest level of hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle, thanks to machfive in trade, clear golden amber pour with some cottony foam, aroma is faint caramel and lemon, flavors of good malty chocolate, tropical fruit, some banana


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