RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1551) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Subtle aroma of hop, spice, caramel , grass and floral. Taste is bold. Strong hop presence. Fruity hops and good bite. A bit earthy. Its definitely bitter. Thick malty backend. It has a ton of elements to it. Mild strength I would say. Probably an IPA in disguise if not for the abundance of non-hop flavors. Medium body. Quick duration

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12766) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
A twist off cap!? Anyway, golden orange in color. Nicely carbonated with an average foam cap. A slight chill haze maybe. Nice aromatics of toffee malt and bouquet of woodsy earthy hops. Sweet malty flavor with some butter. Dry. A slight bitter hop aith a dry finish. I note a metalic off taste. I will disregard the off taste until I have an opportunity to try another beer. A good average ale I deem worthy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy light amber, two finger head, nice lacing. Aroma pine, grass, light citrus notes. Taste is earthy and floral bitter. Light body, medium carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter that lingers. Average pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
On draft at the brewery. Aroma is juicy citrus and melon. Flavor is very nice pale malt and fruity hops with a nice finish. bought a 6er

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (3055) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Aroma: Lemon Zest, Mildly Piney, Mildly Grainy Appearance: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Grainy Malts, Mildly Piney Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6778) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
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 its much better then the regular version judging by the reviews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (5412) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (5791) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
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.

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