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Powder Hound Winter Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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476 Ratings
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002

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"!
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Photo of laituegonflable
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a burnished gold colour with steady bead. Head is off-white, a bit whispy but nice uneven sinking with clingy lace on the edge. Quite a decent-looking head; otherwise slightly meh.

Smells pleasant and hoppy. Nice citric notes with a side order of mango, melon and apricot. Nice English malt behind it, slightly burnished again and maybe a touch of booze. Quite pleasant.

Taste is quite a malty-hoppy blend. Lots of rich, quite earthy English toffee malts with a touch of carob; gets resiny and slight citric hop notes floating over the top. A little bit spongey and dank, but it's not such a heavy bittering hop flavour that it gets bogged down towards the back. A touch of melon ester on there as well, then finish is tangy and light. Could use a bit more bitterness but it's quite clean notwithstanding. Not mind-blowing, but pleasant.

Clean and fairly smooth. A touch above watery and nothing too sharp.

Nice, drinkable hoppy beer. Wouldn't be complaining if there were more, but it's still decently put together.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -65.5%

Photo of jsprain1
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Amber, slightly oranged, with a one finger head that lasts well and leaves a bit of lacing.
S- The smell is sweet and doughy, with a bit of floral and citrus hop aroma.
T- The taste is pleasant at first, doughy with a good bit of hoppiness. There is a touch of bracing alcohol in the finish.
M- Alcohol is noticable. Medium--full body for an amber. Carb is medium low.
O- It's a decent, albeit unremarkable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a: amber
s: I swear I smell some chocolate in there. Also a floral scent
t: sweet, floral, a little lingering bitterness.
m: a little bitter and a little too bubbly.

Overall an above average ale. More floral than others I've had and also for a winter beer much better than others.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Powder Hound Winter Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.