machfive55 (353) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoyed this beer it is not an over the top IPA. Very balanced with a nice hoppiness that compliments the malt profile. Excellent color and carbonation.
I tried this on tap at the brewery and also had it in bottles. Both were excellent.
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My kind of APA. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright amber color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that left some lacing. The aroma was moderately strong sweet pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor was sweet and tangy caramel with sugar and moderate notes of pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of lemon. The finish was long with sugar, caramel and pineapple lingering. Fairly full bodied. Very drinkable.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was nicely hoppy but had plenty of malt in the backround. poured amber in color with white head. flavor was really nice... hoppy but well balanced with a great biscuity note in the backround. medium bodied. Really nice.
agl108 (690) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 12 oz. bottle. Poured clear amber with poor head retention. Enjoyable citrus hop bite without an overwhelmingly bitter finish. This would make for a spectacular session beer. Solid effort for an aspiring brewer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
wow... bonus points for the creepy story. thanks to machfive55 for the bottle. pours a slightly hazed pale copper color with a small whitish head and spots of nonuniform lace. the aroma is heavy on fruity hops... orange/grapefruit/citrus mixes with caramel maltiness, earth, grass and brown sugar. the flavor follows the aroma... candied citrus, caramel, crystal malts? and a spicy hoppy finish. the body is not medium but it is not quite full. creamy texture from the carbonation. solid...
MaltyJoe (3) - york, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I bought this one in a 1/6 keg. Nice color, not overpowering, but with enough bite to please hopheads!
markwise (4094) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz from BIF and dashirey. Pours yellwo gold with a white head. Nose is caramel, vanilla, malt, and citrus hops. Flavor is water, malt, citrus, orange, and floral hops. Nice and sessionable pale ale. Finishes malty and citrusy. Easy drinking beer.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: snifter. nice slightly opaque copper color. big orange hues. atop is a nice light khaki colored head. mild retention rate and fair ringlike lacing.
S: aromas of apples, light butterscotch, and mostly a mild malt aroma. hint of hops.
T: nice flavor for an APA. good sweet malt backbone, some fruit flavors, like apples and cherries, very faint. good pine and citrus hop flavors in this one. some caramel as well.
M: medium bodied, mild carbonation level, actually spot on. very clean and smooth.
D: very nice APA and well worth getting if you dig the style. I got this from a BIF and it was a great get, wish these guys were available where I am.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 On tap at the first capitol bar in york PA. This one pours a light amber color with a white head. Aroma is rather piney, has a hoppy/piney taste, rather dry. Pretty good beer and has a cool story.