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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2005
I respect this ale because its essentially what it purports to be: a good beer to drink in the "Dog Days of Winter". Coming from Minnesota, its been near or below zero for the past few days. I find that, like Powder Hounds description implies, its warming yet not so full bodied that it saps ones energy. Color is a mix of gold and copper. Aroma is very malty and much like strawberry Turkish Taffy. Flavor is deep, dark malty and bready with a ample amount of hops showing through as well. Linger is surprisingly bitter-hoppy. This is a great winter beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2003
A brown clear ale with an off white head. A caramel aroma and a touch sweet. The flavor is bitter up front with caramel and some nuttiness to follow. The bitter does linger a bit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryrpat (358) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Solid winter ale. I like the lightness foot versus all the hes drier winter varieties. Has a bit of hopiness but great flavor for the season ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2008
nice mellower malty sweetness...not too apperant alchol ...very drinkable on a cool winter afternoon

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2013
From a 12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a tasting glass. Aroma: Sweet malts, and lots of spices! Theres 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 werent too crazy about it. I really liked it though; it has a really nice spiciness that I enjoyed a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2006
pours brown with red tilt, decent head and lacing. aroma is very interesting, sweet and tangy with the dough, nut, malt, and hops. taste is english, smooth with a nice, short bitter hops ending.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2008
this is a nice beer. lots of malts, kinda caramely as well. poured a dark amber with a white head that was quite thick. slightly thick mouth feel as well. Fairly smooth and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Light-copper colored, with a slight amount of haze and a nice frothy off-white head that lingers. Bold malty aroma with notes of spice and a floral bouquet. Medium-full bodied, average carbonation, and a lingering finish. Emphasis on sweet and malty with nice balancing hop flavor. Doesnt finish dry, but dry and bitter enough to balance the sweetness of the malt and invite another sip. Warm and inviting beer. Unique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackfrost9p (338) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stevesie (336) - - DEC 31, 2012
Pours golden amber; good, lingering head; nice lacing. Surprisingly pleasant mouthfeel despite the overall dominant maltiness. Subtle hint of weed, dirty finish. Solid ABV helps make this a solid winter beer.


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