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RATINGS: 376   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%


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2012
12 ounce bottle.
Aroma: pine/floral hops, hint of bready malt
Appearance: bright gold with a white head
Taste: citrus/pine/fruity/floral hops, slight bready malts
Palate: reminds me of an IPA, resinous hops make it sticky
Overall: I think English Strong Ale as this beers style is way off, it is a Northwest American Strong Ale, hoppy and easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3845) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladyhops (43) - - FEB 24, 2013
Good spice, nice warmth for a cold day. May be one of my favorite winter beers, for sure. Dark malty with a very carbonated, zingy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2013
From a 12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a tasting glass. Aroma: Sweet malts, and lots of spices! There’s definitely some ginger in this. Appearance: Translucent yellow / orange. Taste: Very nice, full of spice and a slight citrusy kiss. Palate: Nice body, longer-than-short finish. Overall: Had this beer at a tasting, and more than a few people weren’t too crazy about it. I really liked it though; it has a really nice spiciness that I enjoyed a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjaxson (309) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Call it the clash of aromas: you get both a hoppy citrus and a malty bread plus some sort of spice. Taste is equally well balanced though the hops win out by just a little on the finish. Pours to a beautiful head. My bottle stated the alcohol content at 7.2%, but it was not at all boozy. I realize I drank this a little out of season, but I enjoyed it on the home patio with an early evening chill in the air, so I’m going to say it all balanced out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Clear light copper coloured body with a honey golow and a nice, thick dense off-white head with a nice lace leftover. Aroma of strong, bright citrus and grapefruit hops, yeast, apricots, coriander seed, curacao, honey and some pungent malt - very nice indeed. Medium-bodied; Biting hop flavour at first with a good malt backbone, some light yeast flavours, a touch of bright sweetness and a little alcohol flavour near the end. Good yeast and honey flavours to finish it off and a little light hoppiness in the aftertaste. Overall, a good beer - not too strong and not too weak, but a good beer for the season and a variation from the typical, roasted malt beer during this time of the year - nice! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 16-January-2011 for US$2.59 sampled at home in Washington on 12-March-2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1090) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap at Wheatberry. Pours an amber orange with a thin eggshell head. Nose of herbal tea, earthy hops with some toffee and caramel notes. Mostly sweet with some bitterness attempting to balance. Lighter side of medium bodied, softer carb, with an earthy bitter finish. Decent brew, somewhat low-key, not super balanced, but easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackfrost9p (308) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Decent beer. Floral and hop aroma. Nice grassy or earthy aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable at 7.2abv. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (777) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 3, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish-gold with white head. Taste floral, fruity, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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