gururyan (687) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another good brew from Big Sky, surprised it was a winter seasonal. Good ABV too.
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beertholomeus (1438) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Hop, floral, caramel, pine and biscuit aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a hop, biscuit and mils booze finish.
MNAle (90) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
281151 020516 stamped; consumed on 1/05 and 1/06/16. Golden color, clear, well carbonated. 1/2 inch off-white creamy head that recedes fairly quickly, leaving some lacing. Nice hop aroma, faintly spicy, hint of citrus. Mild initial taste with a well established malt backbone with subtle hop flavor. Appropriate mouth feel for the style, tending toward slightly thicker than expected. Very well balanced, with a moderate level of bittering in the finish. This is not a hop-forward ale, but neither is it an overly malty ale. Well balanced, no booziness even at 7.2% ABV, but donít expect a big, WOW flavor profile. Easy drinking, pleasamt and enjoyable for a winter evening.
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. 1st Beer in the new house (Marshall, MN)... Poured clear, amber in color with a small white head. Aroma is malty with some spices. Taste is consistent, malty, obviously sweet with some metallic notes. Nice beer, enjoyable.
Panzuriel (1626) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Powder Hound Winter Ale is a medium hazy red copper brew with almost no head. the aroma is just a bit of citrus with some sweetness. The taste is just a smidge of natural honey and a good amount of herbs over a nice malt base. finishes with just a bit of bitters. good lively body.
bartzluke (484) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
7.25 version. 12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Fairly aggressive pour produced a small white head that dissipated fairly quickly. A little bit of foam lingered though. Hazy copper with lots of carbonation. Nose is awesome. Kind of a caramel tropical fruit. Both strong malt and strong hops. Same goes for the taste. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Taste is a strong buttery/biscuity backbone with great tropic fruit and citrus up from. Very well balanced with both the hops and the malt coming through strong. I am very impressed.
jbuskirk (1020) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
To me, Powder Hound is like a lesser version of Arrogant Bastard Ale. It has a similar ruby-brown color. The aroma is the biggest difference between the two, and the difference is not in favor of Powder Hound. This ale smells REALLY earthy. The taste is like its better contemporary - heavily hoppy. However, the mouthfeel falls short. For all the hops, I want a bright, crisp character. Itís just not here. In fact, Powder Hound feels pretty flat. Big Sky makes some great brews, but this one isnít as impressive.
HuskerTan (1271) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A- Barnyard, feces, earthy, floral, malty, latex, caramel, bread.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Barnyard, skunky, earthy, caramel, bready.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, earthy finish.
O- The off putting aromas and tastes are not what I was expecting from this one. Not much to say other than I couldnít find much enjoyment here.
JohnGalt1 (1211) - , Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear dark amber .. red highlites when held up to the light.... good 3/4" head the drops to an off white collar with lacing that stick around to the end of the glass.
Smell is malt dominated with pit fruits.. sweet cherries and a little peach. No noticeable hops ... just toasted and bready malts ... something is missing.
Flavor is much more complex and appreciated. Malt accentuated with toasted and roasted grains .... stops well short of black grains. Fruitiness is still very prevalent .... enough bitterness to barely balance... needs more hops. Good body.. and dialed in carbonation.
Pershing (497) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7.25 ABV version. Hazy orange with a small head. Fruity sweet aroma. Medium sweet malt taste with some hop bitterness, Filling finish with some lingering hop.
Brandon1989 (466) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 Bottle:7.2% ABV. Pours a hazy golden/orange color with a thick off white head. The aroma is hops, caramel malts, and bread. The taste is sweeter up front, possibly the caramel. There is also some distinct pepper to this beer as well. I also pick up a moderate amount of hops and bitterness as well. The finish is crisp and has some breadiness as well. It is hard to pin point but there is almost some almond in the flavor as well. Great beer I highly recommend.