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Worthy Powder Keg Winter Ale

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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CHILL DOWN. After bombing the back bowls or just walking the dog, you’ll want to snug up to our generously hopped, dark amber Winter Ale. Dry hopped twice with a cozy Centennial/Chinook & Cascade/Columbus combo, the Powder Key with warm your tongue without blowing it up. Whether boarding or brewing, when it comes to balance, we go to the extreme.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2015
Amber in color, clear with a thick head. Big alcohol aroma and flavor. Lots of malts and hops finish. Very good strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1481) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Bomber. Clear medium copper, thinner off-white foam mostly lasts. Foresty fruity hoppy aroma and taste, some citrus and herb, faintly floral with a spice hint, backseat toasty c-malt. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, well hopped. Hardly a Winter Ale, more of a leaner, oily, boozy IPA. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2649) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Looks promising, but falls short. Initial burst of aroma fades fast, taste also falls kind of flat. Normal frothy head, reddish amber body. Slight sticky caramel aftertaste, gentle warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7183) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours orange amber with a thick beige head and a floral aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor serious hop bitterness. A bit unbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1071) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2015
22 oz bottle poured and split. Pours a cloudy orange color with a big foam head and lace. Really nice hop forward aroma. I love how they say it’s good for after walking the dog, as I just did. Flavorful bitter hops. Not a typical winter ale in my opinion. Super hoppy imperial. Can’t complain. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1926) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2015
This is exactly what you want from a Winter Ale. Robust hop character and a worthy amount of alcohol (pun intended).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pictoman (725) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from the tap. Clear, light copper orange with off-white head. Some bitter peel and resin hops with very minor bready malts. Not a lot else going on.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (6783) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
Draft - Grapefruit hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Earthy hops, bit boozy and some spice. A bit of heat on the throat. Not particularly great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8425) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
On tap at St Augustine’s, pours a clear orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma is fairly light, with bready malts and light caramel. Flavour is quite bland, with bready malts, some boozy medicinal notes, and light caramel. Very boring and unadventurous. Not a whole lot to this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5342) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Hazy deep golden amber with a fluffy off white head that leaves thick and sticky lace. Visually and aromatically it could pass for an IPA. Fruit in the aroma is rich and plentiful. First sip also is full of citrus fruit. Bitterness is low. Something hard to identify, too. Maybe agave? I never quite IDed what was underneath all the hop based fruit. Malts were kind of nondescript. At the finish this never quite "popped" like I had hoped.


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