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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%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Fairly rich, malty coco flavor. A little spice in there with a hint of bitterness. not bad from Big Sky

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2006
6.2 alcohol is not that noticeable. I like this more than the few other "winter" spiced ales and largers I’ve tried

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2004
Thick head, rich brown color. Molasses nose, some steelyness. Creamy start with fruit, carmel, chocolate and some hops. Well balanced, not a bad winter session beer.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbuskirk (554) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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. It’s just not here. In fact, Powder Hound feels pretty flat. Big Sky makes some great brews, but this one isn’t as impressive.

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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Slight raisins on the nose. Burnt orange. Not much sweetness, almost "soapy quality. Not very well balanced. Good body, needs more carbonation. Way better winter beers out there.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle from World Market: Not very good. Pours yellow with a fizzy head. Aroma and flavor of cereal.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear reddish amber with minimal light tan bubbles. Rich malts, wood, earthy hops, fruit, spice and some molasses. Oily texture and moderately carbonated. Ending is warm, malty and sweet with notes of fruit and flowers.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Clear deep amber, foamy beige head, some lacing. Floral aroma with hint of caramel. Hops very evident with taste as well. Long finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Quite the hoppy winter ale with just enough sweet caramel undertones to make for an easy drinker. Having a hard time with the classification of this brew - some sites show this to be a strong ale but it is more along the lines of a hoppy amber ale. I’d recommend some spicy chicken fajitas or perhaps some spicy fish tacos to pair up with this brew.


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