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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium orange with an average sized (1-2 finger) white creamy head that diminished into a puddle of residue which in turn created streaking sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a mild bread malt, pine hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, coriander, a bit of clove and just a touch of alcohol. The taste was malty and mildly sweet with notes of caramel and toffee early on and then progressed into a nice bitter hoppy flavor that had notes of some dark fruit and spices with a hint of alcohol at the end. The flavor lingered for a nice long time and left a nice spicy malty flavor on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was medium in body and a tad watery in texture with a medium carbonation. Overall a nice bold Winter Ale that had just the right amount of spices and a great hoppy finish.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (1050) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 14, 2017
12 oz. bottle. 7.2% ABV. Poured clear amber, lasting frothy off white head. Aroma was pine, wet forest floor, sweet grapefruit. Taste was moderate bittersweet, grapefruit, earthy, malty, toasted bread.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (1232) - Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma of light malts and mild fruitiness. Taste follows nose, with some biscuit and hay. Finish is mildly sweet, mildly bitter. A fairly bland beer overall - was expecting something with more personality given its labeled as a winter ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (829) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Aroma: malty and sweet; Appearance: clear golden pour with thin white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose with purfumey notes and biscuity finish; Palate: medium body; Overall: not my favorite style but decent interpretation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4164) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2017
12 oz. can poured to a Czech-pils glass at home, displaying a clear & bright, orangey/gold, almost amber color, with a fluffy layer of off white froth, and foamy, spiraling lacing. The nose was malty & fruity sweetness, pit & dried fruit, with a bit of citrus, and a slight hint of rusty/metallic scent. The taste added a pronounced & lingering, rind-like, earthy, and slightly resinous bitterness that came off a little harsh at first, was intensified by the alcohol, and then mellowed a bit by the continuing malt & fruit sweetness. Medium bodied, with good carbonation. Not bad. Id carry it in my survival bottle to take the frost off. 7.2% on the label.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6724) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
From a 12 oz can in Jackson Hole. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Caramel nose. Flavors of pine and toffee. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1809) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Hop, floral, caramel, pine and biscuit aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a hop, biscuit and mils booze finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MNAle (168) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2016
281151 020516 stamped; consumed on 1/05 and 1/06/16. Golden color, clear, well carbonated. 1/2 inch off-white creamy head that recedes fairly quickly, leaving some lacing. Nice hop aroma, faintly spicy, hint of citrus. Mild initial taste with a well established malt backbone with subtle hop flavor. Appropriate mouth feel for the style, tending toward slightly thicker than expected. Very well balanced, with a moderate level of bittering in the finish. This is not a hop-forward ale, but neither is it an overly malty ale. Well balanced, no booziness even at 7.2% ABV, but dont expect a big, WOW flavor profile. Easy drinking, pleasamt and enjoyable for a winter evening.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. 1st Beer in the new house (Marshall, MN)... Poured clear, amber in color with a small white head. Aroma is malty with some spices. Taste is consistent, malty, obviously sweet with some metallic notes. Nice beer, enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (2125) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2015
12 oz can. Powder Hound Winter Ale is a medium hazy red copper brew with almost no head. the aroma is just a bit of citrus with some sweetness. The taste is just a smidge of natural honey and a good amount of herbs over a nice malt base. finishes with just a bit of bitters. good lively body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 22, 2015
7.25 version. 12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Fairly aggressive pour produced a small white head that dissipated fairly quickly. A little bit of foam lingered though. Hazy copper with lots of carbonation. Nose is awesome. Kind of a caramel tropical fruit. Both strong malt and strong hops. Same goes for the taste. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Taste is a strong buttery/biscuity backbone with great tropic fruit and citrus up from. Very well balanced with both the hops and the malt coming through strong. I am very impressed.


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