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RATINGS: 396   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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3.5
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber brown beer with a beige head. Rich malt, light roast, light spice aroma. Caramel malt and citrus hop flavor with some spice. Nice balance. Lingering malt with a bit of citrus bitterness. Just enough bitterness. Easy drinking.

2.3
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts and old herbal hops. Tastes like a shitty amber ale. Not awful, but definitely not good.

3.1
douglas88 (9180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle from the Utah State Store. Pours a bright copper color with a nice thick beige head, and lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel and lots of toasted malts. A nice fruity and malty flavor; some toasted malts, light hops, a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A decent winter beer. Not bad.

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Pours a crystal clear amber with nice off white head. The aroma is rich roasted malts, mild piney to grapefruit hops and sweet malts. All well melded and inviting. I also get some grainy malts too. The taste begins with mild pine to grapefruit hop bitterness followed by chewy caramelized malts and some sweeter maltiness. Roasty malts seem to build some toward the finish. Nice offering.

3.4
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2014
12oz botle pours a clear orange with some lacing, white head. Nose is nice, some cracker, some rye, some orange, bread crust, mild soap, some herbs. Flavor is good, sweet malt, honey, orange, pine sap, soap, mild herb, some spruce. Mostly clean, herbal finish. Not bad.

3.4
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear medium amber. Thin off white filmy head. Neutral nose. A little funky. Crisp, forward attack. Active carb. Resiny c-hop comes through at the end.

3.1
PorterPounder (7968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Bit of a funky aroma upon pouring. a little too sweet for my liking - but I’m sure if it was winter in Montana I would want something chewy like this.

3.3
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
On tap. Seemed aged. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a white head. Aromas are of esters, orange, marmalade, bready and a light caramel backbone. Flavors are bready, marmalade. Some decent bitterness. Quite muted. Tastes like this could be an old keg, some oxidized notes as well. Medium bubbles, soft carbonation.

2.9
Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, roasted nuts), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a light note of wort. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Not a whole lot going on with this one, and there is a bit of a raw/unfermented worty character to it...homebrewers may dig that smell more than me.

3.1
BuckeyeBoy (7669) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2008
On Firkin tap at The Front Door Boise, Pours out a amber topped with a sand head. Aroma light malt. Tast more of the malt a touch hops for the bitterness. Not bad but not a strong winter ale.


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