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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%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a creamy light tan head that goes to a film that laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel and chocolate, some grassy hops and a little cherry.

The flavor is sweet toffee malts with some slightly tart cherry fruitiness and a musty earthiness - kind of a strange combination. It is medium bodied and has a good level of carbonation.

Overall, itís nice and is drinkable, but not too exciting. It seemed like more of a fruit beer than a pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Amber brown body, short white head. Sweet malty, slightly woody, slightly herbal aromas. Sweet maltiness with a tannic tea-like bitterness in the background. Leans too far to the sweet side and never really satisfies.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (4784) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 A good beer just needs more malt, hops and time. This was just not a great winter warmer. Some people say to give it time to gain flavor I think this beer is missing itís winter flavor and will never gain it. I am hoping this is just a bad bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3036) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Pours a dark reddish brown with a large, airy head thatís a bit on the yellow side. The aroma is malty, toffee, caramel and a bit of wood. The flavor is moderately sweet, more of that toffee and wood malt and a lingering bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours into the glass a deep amber color with very little head. Aroma is a bit weak. Flavor is a little sweet with malt and herbal overtones.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2005
In the bottle. Reddish brown in color with a tan head. Toasted aroma. The first taste wave is sweetness. Then something odd happens: you get this amazingly weird grass taste. Beer finishes with an odd ketone off-flavor. This is a strange one indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2005
Bottle - Pours out copper red with a nice whittish head. Sweet malty toffee aromas. Malty flavor with a thinish body carmel and sweet noted with a hint of bitterness at the end. Not bad at all but needs some more body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 5, 2005
Caramelly doughy nose, deep amber color, low frothy head on sides of glass. Sweet medium toaste malt with a hint caramel flavor. Metallic-ish end with only a little hop character. Big body, good balance. Rather reserved but quality brewing and well done overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 4, 2005
Nice amber color, small cushion of a head, no visible carbonation. Medium hops and also malt-caramel nose. Honey and caramel taste with a herbal - sage - finish. Thin bodied. Thanks a lot arnoud for putting that into our suitcase!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2005
I sampled this on 2/22/05. Aroma: light bread. Plum, apple, honey. A bit weak. Low rating on aroma because of weakness. Appearance: small frothy head. Virtually no head. White in color with fair lacing. Fully diminishing. Body was clear and flat. Medium red hue. Flavor: Light sweetness. Average finish. Palate: light to medium, oily watery texture. Flat and light astringent. Overall, very original tasting beer. Never had anything like it. Weird. Flavor has herbs? Very odd and confusing. I didnít really like this one.


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