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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%


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kdm1984 (624) - Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Big Sky Powder Hound Winter Ale - Appearance is somewhere in between orange and copper. Head is quite small; lacing is somewhat more impressive. Aroma - heavy caramel malts and sugar; becomes merely bready once the tiny head dies down. Flavor - the caramel malts certainly come through, but there’s also a nice nutty and hoppy ending. Smoother than I was anticipating, but not thin-bodied or watery at all, which is good since this is an English Strong. Not much lingers, unfortunately, and this isn’t anywhere near the level of Deschutes’ Jubelale, but it fits the style and is drinkable enough.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (640) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2012
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours bright copper with thin off-white head. Aroma is dark caramel malts and faint hop notes. Taste is malt forward, lightly roasted, sweet, and substantial. Tastes more wintery than it looks. Finishes with mild hoppy bitterness. Not a standout, and quite lighter bodied than most other winter beers, but pleasantly drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
An average winter ale. If you’re looking for spices, find something more potent than this. Rather than oranges, there is a more tropical fruit flavor. Mild in aroma with some caramelly sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3086) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2012
med amber. Lots of crystal malts, moderately hoppy. Well balanced. Decent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2267) - Madison, Wisconsin, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3534) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3738) - 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.

4
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3584) - 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.


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