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Powder Hound Winter Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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415 Ratings
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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Two words describe winter in our neck of the woods... cold, dark, and snowy. Just the way we like it! At 7.2% ABV, Powder Hound Winter Ale gives just the right amount of warmth, balanced by its rich taste and generous dose of Hallertau, Palisade, and Amarillo hops. After a cold day of getting it done or just relaxing, the avalanche of flavor will have you saying these four words - "I'll have another Powder Hound"!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002)
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frognot

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber with a small off-white head

Smell: Strong citrus with a bit of caramel

Taste: Sweet citrus, mostly orange, with a nice amount of malt that balances out the taste. Definitely tastes more of a red ale than a winter ale to me.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp with nice carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable and could easily drink several before the 7.2% ABV caught up with me. Gracias to my nephew Chad who introduced me to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:33:44 | More by frognot
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Powder Hound Winter Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.