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Worthy Powder Keg Winter Ale

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11381) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours a light translucent copper with a small beige head. Aroma of lightly roasty malts, lots of ripe stone fruit, and citrus/resin. Seems to be very hoppy. Medium body or better. Flavor matches the aroma, but the resin seems significantly more in place. There’s lots of mixed flavor, the flavor is fairly strong. I can’t really decipher the bits and pieces, but it’s pretty tasty ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3298) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 28, 2014
Amber color. Apricot and grapefruit, biscuity malt nose. Maltier body. Decent but nothing too special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2014
this red ipa is just ok, especially with a couple nicer hoppy ales in their line-up. medium bodied citrus and malt well balanced, but nothing stands out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2854) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a nut brown color topped with a small sand head. Nose is sweet malts caramel and a good hop combo. Taste is sweet malts rich hops and a good bitterness on the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle:   First thing I thought of was nettles, cooked nettles.   Dunno why, but that’s what I tasted.   Malty, some biscuit, pale hop and citrus peel.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A touch stale on the finish, but its minor.   Lingering pith, citrus peel, biscuit, and maybe even a little bit of pine or spruce.   Could stand to be a touch sweeter.   Nothing really out of the ordinary for a Winter Ale, but decent enough.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (744) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bomber. Oranges, caramel, nuts and spices. A little bit of something roasted. Sticky. Light bitterness throughout. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1938) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2014
22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem $4.99 Pours a clear hazelnut colour with a small frothy off white head. That goes after a few minutes but leaves a lot of lace down the glass. Well balanced aroma here,spruce,slight resin and deep citrus peel, all balanced by a chewy,nutty caramel malt. Taste is almost exactly as described in the aroma..except the deep dark lcoffee after taste that goes on for ever..nice. Nice on the palate..well balanced and not too sticky.Medium to low carbonation. Very nice winter beer here, drinkable and not cloying. Worthy does these deeper malty beers better than IPAS!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (829) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
On tap at Liquid Assets. Pours a pale brown color with a bit of head. Broad well balanced hop flavors without anything overpowering too much. Very easy going.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1425) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On draught at 2013 Holiday Beer Summit at Roscoe’s. Very clear golden amber color. Fruity aroma with sweet orange and syrup. Taste is sweet syrup malts, orange, hint of spice. Lighter bodied than expected, finish is sweet with a hint of hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2013
my nose thinks strawberry, with honey and light woodsmoke. a round peachy fruitness that stings my tongue with a citrus-resin combo, woodsmoke, caramel. spongy off white head on clear orange-brown. soon feel the alcohol warming. sticky finish


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