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Powder Hound Winter Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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419 Ratings
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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03-08-2014 18:56:22 | More by Karibourgeois
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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

3.34/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours from the bottle a clear amber with a big foamy head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is of biscuits and caramel. Both come through predominately in the taste, along with a bit of coffee. Hops give it a touch of bitterness and warmth. Medium mouth. This is a really nice beer for a cold winter evening.

03-03-2014 00:32:34 | More by MartzMimic
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ssarah

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-19-2014 01:15:50 | More by ssarah
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-18-2014 09:58:56 | More by Gemini6
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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whynot44

Missouri

3.64/5  rDev +0.6%

Almost clear gold/amber color with a modest white head that retreats to just a skin but does manage a bit of lacing.

The aroma is brazil nuts, toffee, caramel and cardboard with a grassy note,a bit odd but not terrible.

he taste is caramel malt, crackers, pine nuts, with a bit of citrus hops. The finish is fairly dry with a lingering grassy, somewhat spicy note.

Medium bodied, smooth and very drinkable.

Overall not a bad brew, especially for a cold fall or winter day.

02-06-2014 11:49:27 | More by whynot44
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-27-2014 00:19:25 | More by RevCraig
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-24-2014 20:42:52 | More by ltltony
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +16.3%

Poured into pint glass. One of my top Montana beers, and a stiff one at 7.2% abv. Darn near fully clear in appearance. Very refreshing, almost a fall ale more than winter. Its got warmth but its not fireplace heavy. Good and bitter, almost pale ale ish. Love it.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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12-23-2013 05:26:13 | More by NYR_Rob
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Powder Hound Winter Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.