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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Powder Hound is our Winter Ale, and since it is our own creation we call it a Northern Rockies Strong Ale. Powder Hound satisfies, with the fine hand selected British hops fully complimenting the smooth malt notes. After a day on the ice or in the snow, enjoy a Powder Hound Winter Ale. Available November through March. ABV varies from 6.0% to 7.5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1622) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Purchased at Breeze Thru Wine & Spirits in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed on a very tired Monday after the Super Bowl, which should be observed as a national holiday. Appearance is a clear golden amber with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma of citrus hops, a bit of spice, also caramel malt, has a nice aroma. Taste is surprisingly well balanced, winter ales typically go more malty and in this one the hops punch you just as much as the malt. Hops are middle ground between citrus and sprucey, has a unique spice note, malts are bready but there’s a sweetness in this as well. Medium to high carbonation, medium body. This is one solid winter ale, job well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2012
12 ounce bottle.
Aroma: pine/floral hops, hint of bready malt
Appearance: bright gold with a white head
Taste: citrus/pine/fruity/floral hops, slight bready malts
Palate: reminds me of an IPA, resinous hops make it sticky
Overall: I think English Strong Ale as this beers style is way off, it is a Northwest American Strong Ale, hoppy and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3236) - Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best by 02/15/2012. A bit of a gusher upon opening. Pours crystal clear golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some decent lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, orange, pine, herbal, bread, pine, toasted malt, and light spiciness. Some nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of orange, grapefruit, pine, caramel, herbal, toasted malt, bread, and spiciness. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of bread, caramel, herbal spiciness, and citrus on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Very drinkable and smooth for 7.2%. Overall this is a very nice and drinkable amber ale. Nice hoppy and spicy flavor, with good malt balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3883) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear copper with a cream off white finger and half head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is sweet malts with gritty hops. Finish is sweet and warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4452) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Aroma and flavor is mildly sweetish caramel malts and a decent hoppiness in finish. Pretty good ale, easy to drink but with a decent thickness and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of caramel malts, floral and citrus aromas and dried fruits. Medium orange amber hue with a small off-white head that left little lace. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. Overall a very nice brew. Nice barely wine malts and aged hops. Loved it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttrunk (56) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
I would enjoy this several more times. It tastes great and goes down smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4072) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2012
12 oz, 7.2% abv. Clear copper with a sugary lasting foam. Aroma is pineapple, orange, toffee and mango. Tastes of pecan, caramel, orange, and toasted oak. Near-medium body is smooth and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2656) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
12oz bottle at 7.2% ABV, pours a clear dark amber/brown with a huge head, I took my time to pour this and it was still four fingers worth of head, aroma has a good amount of hops to it with some caramel sweetness as well, the flavor has a sweet front end with malt and caramel and a slight bitter finish, actually pretty surprised with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wasabi1200 (15) - Montana, USA - FEB 10, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Drinking a pint this evening with friends and watching the Utah Jazz on television. Aroma is sweet, slightly strong. Poured with a medium-thick head that left foam along the wall for the duration. The beer is bitter and follows with a citrus, hoppy taste. Definitely a wintetime favorite.

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