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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%

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2.6
boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Pours clear red.. White head..malty aroma..some grape.. Taste is very strange..but not bad..wood raisen.. Bitter metallic finish

3
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Woody hop aroma and flavor is somehow more lumber than forest. More grapefruit and caramel sweetness comes through as it warms up.

3.6
rougeau13 (3237) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Clear copper with a sudsy beige head. Spotty lacing. Aroma of grass, bread, resin, and citrus. Taste is bitter and bready. Medium bodied. Nice. I like the above average hop aspect of this warmer.

3.2
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2012
bread, grass, golden-amber, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,

2.5
brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle. In line with the name, this beer is best served thoroughly chilled in order to blunt the flavor of sweetened esters and alcohol. It’s fairly light in body, amber colored, and it has only trace amounts of bubble movement within the glass. It cuts through sobriety like a dull, rusted spoon. In other words it tastes strong and nasty, but it’s below average in abv impact for the style. It makes me excited for the end of winter.

3.6
beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap. Copper pour with a light tan lacing head. Scent is toasted malts and citrus. Taste is toasted malt, caramel and citrus.

3.1
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of perfume, light resin, woody hops, caramel. Taste is of woody hops caramel, light pine.

3
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. The look is clear, beige ok head, and copper colored. The smell hops, pine, malts, caramel, and sweet. The taste is chewy, sweet, caramel, hops, and alcohol.

3.2
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Big Sky Powder Hound Winter Ale - Appearance is somewhere in between orange and copper. Head is quite small; lacing is somewhat more impressive. Aroma - heavy caramel malts and sugar; becomes merely bready once the tiny head dies down. Flavor - the caramel malts certainly come through, but there’s also a nice nutty and hoppy ending. Smoother than I was anticipating, but not thin-bodied or watery at all, which is good since this is an English Strong. Not much lingers, unfortunately, and this isn’t anywhere near the level of Deschutes’ Jubelale, but it fits the style and is drinkable enough.

3.5
ACHops (1665) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2012
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours bright copper with thin off-white head. Aroma is dark caramel malts and faint hop notes. Taste is malt forward, lightly roasted, sweet, and substantial. Tastes more wintery than it looks. Finishes with mild hoppy bitterness. Not a standout, and quite lighter bodied than most other winter beers, but pleasantly drinkable.


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