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Powder Hound Winter Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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82
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421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
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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Ratings: 421 | Reviews: 235 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Jeffwildcat, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jmbranum, Mar 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Juno_Malone, Mar 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of MartzMimic
3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

MartzMimic, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

ssarah, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Gemini6, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

maviola, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of whynot44
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

whynot44, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

TheKitten, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

benloho, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

RevCraig, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ltltony, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

cmwilliq, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

nearengine, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

npendres, Jan 13, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Johnny_Muir, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

powdersoldier, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bigpoppa67, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Skillz, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

tjcamm, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

TrojanWheels, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DerekMorgan, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Satan70, Dec 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Flathead_Monster, Dec 26, 2013
Powder Hound Winter Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.