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Kettle House Fresh Bongwater Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Fresh Bongwater Pale Ale is made with Montana grown barley and Canadian grown industrial hemp making it a smooth drinking light ale. The hemp seeds lend a slight nutty flavor to the beer but don’t worry; there is no measurable THC in this brew (a local Missoula lab actually sat around and tested this). Caramel malts are added to enhance head retention and contribute sweetness. Great for parties where mass appeal is desired. 5% abv; 22 IBUs.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3160) - Montana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On tap. Clear golden pour with a tiny white top. Scent is citrus and crackers. Taste is biscuits, pine and citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - OCT 3, 2012
On tap at the brewery, from notes I had taken at the time. Pours a clear golden color. Nice biscuty caramel nose as well has herbal hops. Taste is much the same. Well balanced good tasting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Nice fruity aroma a little floral a little herbal/leafy. Ligjt airy yeast notes dusty and shit. Ppurs golden amber thin head. Flavors of fruitiness up front some herbal leafy notes a little nutty. Pleasant citrus and floral hops. Well carbonated easy to drink. Solid stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Teton_Mike (10) - - MAR 22, 2012
On tap at southside taproom. Pours hazy gold with one finger of white head. Aroma is full of citrus hops and hemp oil/seed. Flavor is leaning towards hops, some nice pine notes. Hemp comes through a little. Super smooth and drinkable. Nice variation from your standard pale. --- Mike, Missoula MT

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft at the Myrtle St. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a loose white head. Crisp nutty piney nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Nutty caramel mid-palate with piney notes. Mild crisp resiny finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6788) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the Myrtle brewpub. Pours golden with a decent beige head and a floral aroma. There is a slightly watery light malt flavor with some carbonation and a mildly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Pint at brewery. Hazy yellow orange, frothy white head. Aroma of caramel, grain and mild grassy hops. Taste has some nutiness with mild bitterness. Maltier than expected but well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours a nice golden yellow color with a small white head. Aromas of caramel/malts with some nice hops. Hoppy taste with some fruit at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2010
on tap-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is light malt/resin. Taste is light malt-slight sweet, resin/herbal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2007
On draught at the brewery’s taproom in Missoula, Montana. Pours a clear golden pale brew with a bubbly thin white head that dissolves quickly to a white ring. Aroma of dry bready malt, some light grassy and flowery hops with a touch of herbal spice. Taste is lightly carbonated, with light bread malt flavor with some dry bitterness. Finish is slightly sweet then turns to a dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Not as citrusy hoppiness has most other pale ales but very drinkable.


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