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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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1.4
Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - JUN 3, 2017
i dont rate much anymore. just occasions when im bored and the mood strikes me. plus i tend to know what i like and dont get too adventurous and need notes. the rating for this could be this is awful but that would be cheap and mean. im not cheap. at 5% it had the potential for a good sessional beer i could drink while watching a ballgame and still get stuff done after. but there are some notes to this that i do not like. metallic throughout, somehow it has oxidation notes while being canned and a recent date. vegetable notes that do not play well with the hop bitterness. this is also one that does better straight from the can. if it gets warm it gets a lake beer taste that is not pleasant and the aroma gets off putting. im going to have to post ratings from their stuff i like, because i have been happy with this brewerys stuff until now.

3.3
mbgrayson (768) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 21, 2017
Pours a nice gold, with white head. Aroma is typical for a lager with a slight note of hemp. Taste is malty and a bit sweet, very drinkable. Thumbs up.

3.1
kyzr (1530) - Montana, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Pours clear gold with small white head from the can. Nose of dough and hint of citrus. Flavor of grass, touch of dirt and some orange peel. Finish is a bit malty.

3.4
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, 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
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
riversideAK (6260) - 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
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
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, 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
marcus (10149) - 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
Beerona97 (2399) - 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.


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