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RATINGS: 391   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Pours a clear dark amber with a half-inch head. Flavor is of grapefruit, dark fruit, a little bit of honey. Theres an initial pungency in the body that wears off slowly. Not bad overall, though quite forgettable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Clear golden amber with billowing head and slight lacing. Aroma: Citrus, toast and an undeniable similarity to Great Lakes Christmas Ale, which I associate with cinnamon and honey, but I dont think that is in here, so not sure where that aroma is coming from. Taste: Light malts of biscuit, toast and mead, with a nice layer of spicy English hops on top, which has a tinge of citrus and pine. Still getting some very light winter spices. Palate: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a nice dry finish. Overall: Nice ale overall that does not seem to fit any known style. Kind of an English Strong Ale, kind of an Amber Ale, kind of a Spiced Winter Warmer (despite the lack of spices). This seriously confuses the hell out of me, but if I put my beer reviewing hat away, it is clear that I really enjoy it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (720) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Another good brew from Big Sky, surprised it was a winter seasonal. Good ABV too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brianprentiss (700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2008
someone else noted that this is much like a scotch ale and I agree. very malty with english tasting water. decent beer but nothing to look for.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindadplus2 (686) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle. Brownish red with a medium sized, creamy head. Aroma is a lot of roasted, nutty malt and caramel with a hint of fruity sweetness. Flavor is malty sweet with an acidic bitterness that complements the malt well. Finishes with a nice bittersweet alcohol taste. A good beer worth keeping on hand through the winter..

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Bought this because it was on clearance at BevMo. Didnt smell like much, sort of chocalatey I guess. Flavor is of caramel, toffee maybe some chocaolate, and a sort of musty, earthy flavor. Not bad, gives a nice warmth to the belly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Delirium (661) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2008 Bottle. Pours brown-red with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, various winter spices, chocolate, and some woody hops. Flavor is woody hops, metallic hops, some light fruit, caramel malt, vanilla, and winter spices. Gets sweeter as it warms. Not bad, but another in a long line of middle-of-the-road sweet/spiced winter warmers.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Dark amber colour with thick light tan head that retains well. Nice lace. Nose is grassy, some citrus, and baked goods sweetness. On the palate the palate is some faint chocolate, malt sweetness, and semi-harsh alcohol to hops flavor. The flavors arent integrated very well. Finish has a metallic grassy characteristic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Pours a dark amber color with off-white head. Tastes of hops, caramel, and malts. Pretty smooth and drinkable. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Another NW beer courtesy of Ibrew2or3. The man is unstoppable. Amber colored body, with a small tan head. Fades quickly, leaving no lace, only a ring of foam at the edges of the beer. Nose is full of hops, very spicy and citrusy, along with caramel malts and some other spices. Also smells a little musty, but not bad and really doesnt harm the beer. Flavor is resiny hops, pine, citrus and balancing sweet malts. Medium bodied, oily slick on the palate. FInish is bitter, drying hops and an ending sweet malt note. Solid.


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