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RATINGS: 370   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%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2014
Shared at Kerry’s mini tasting. An orange gold pour with no head in a snifter but a thick head of foam in a tulip. The aroma is bready, cream soda like, lemon & honey. The body is medium-full, the flavor is herbal, sweet, smooth, smooth, orange, cream soda, pine, herbal, a bit of soapiness, good stuff. Interesting, like a cream ale not what I’d call a winter seasonal but well received.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Quick rating. 12oz bottle, from BeerCraft. Bright pour: glossy foam, streamlined lacing. Honeyed aromatics, herbal hops, little else. Taste: ditto. Decent texture, crackly malts, red fruits, eh warming. Mostly harmless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2014
12oz botle pours a clear orange with some lacing, white head. Nose is nice, some cracker, some rye, some orange, bread crust, mild soap, some herbs. Flavor is good, sweet malt, honey, orange, pine sap, soap, mild herb, some spruce. Mostly clean, herbal finish. Not bad.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Malty, sweet, bready aromas. Sweet, malty, bready, tangy flavors. I had this beer several years ago and it wasn’t good, I probably should have skipped it again - pretty poor beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2584) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft. Pours a medium, poorly retained ivory head, over a clear amber (SRM 10) body).....nose is cereal, umami, hints of beef, grapefruit peel, pine resin.....taste is rich slightly sweet malts, umami, grapefruit, moderate bitter finish.....mouth feel medium, alcohol hidden, carbonation low, clean light acid finish. This is a moderately bitter, English Strong Ale, which could use a bigger and more complex malt back bone. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Growler. Clear light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of toasty malt, pine, lemon and dough. Flavor is malty with a light hop bitterness and some alcohol. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12 oz bottle. The pour on this is a clear copper with a moderate white head that fades to a film, leaving decent lace. The aroma is very malty. There isn't a whole else going on. Lots of malt. Maybe a little touch of caramel. The flavor is a little more awkward. There is a dominant malt character and a strange combination of sweetness and bitterness. There is almost a little but of a metallic or plant type of flavor as well. The mouth feel is really thin, and the bitterness hangs around ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2013
This Winter Ale pours a deep golden orange with a thick off white head. It comes in pretty high on the hops scale like an IPA. It is slightly creamy on the palate. I’m not a fan of beers this high on the IBU scale typically, however the nice mouth feel and the higher alcohol level make it enjoyable to drink.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AFMcKone (34) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Not huge on winter ales so it's hard to rate within the style. Balanced and not overpowered by the fruity spice of winters. Still not entirely remarkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dereksup (13) - - DEC 23, 2013
Spiced as a good winter beer should be. I could use a little more, though. I want to enjoy a winter beer and feel full up on the spiciness of wintriness by the end of the season, and I simply cannot see this beer doing that for me.


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