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Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale | Coronado Brewing Company

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3.77
pDev:
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Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin AlePunk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here in the land of eternal sunshine, it can be difficult to differentiate between seasons. Palm tree fronds don’t change color and fall to the sand, though the mercury does drop a few degrees, it’s still as paradisiacal as Southern California lore would have you believe. So, from now on, count on this imperial pumpkin ale heralding in the fall season. Brewed with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a heaping helping of would be jack-o-lanterns, Punk’In Drublic delivers autumn’s trademark flavors along with a hint of West Coast character, whether enjoyed in a pumpkin patch or on the beach.

Added by BeerVikingSailor on 07-17-2014

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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 144
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Photo of TTripp725
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Had this on tap and the more I sat with it, the more I liked it. The alcohol is noticeable. It tastes like a strong pumpkin ale with cinnamon, earth, slight wood, and other pumpkin spices. A pleasant surprise that is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown with a tint of amber and excellent clarity. There's a fingernail of beige resting on top. Aroma is comprised of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I taste an interesting barrage of pumpkin pie spice, clove, nutmeg, alcohol, and cinnamon. The mouth is aggressive spiced and warm the throat with alcohol.

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Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of PatrickG
3.17/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Craftnscotch
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Velunas
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HalfFull
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a moderate amber in color with good clarity. Offers a light hint of pumpkin on the nose yet coupled with a fairly complex blend of malts and some spicy hops. Bit of caramel belies. Aroma expands with warming and is pretty well balanced actually.

Pumpkin reveals itself on the tongue and a bit unexpected actually given aroma. Starts softly but then builds to a mini crescendo of sorts, and then fades away in a similar fashion, yet in a good way. Pumpkinesque through the palate yet pleasant and agreeable. ABV is invisible and an easy drinking brew.

Pleasant and appropriately coarse feel. Pretty solid and nicely done. And thank you for the lack of 'fake pumpkin' in the profile.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a goblet

A- pours a deep amber color with a creamy off-white two-finger head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lace behind

S- malt-forward aroma with notes of brown sugar and brown bread, spice notes of cinnamon & nutmeg, some vegetal notes close it out

T- malt forward taste follows the aroma up front with some sweet caramel notes, along with some bready flavor. Notes of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg & some earthy notes, before finishing with some vegetal notes

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to foamy mouthfeel hefty finish

O- one of the more malt forward pumpkin ales that hides the abv pretty well

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Photo of BergBeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BierGiek
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TruePerception
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Coronado's Punk'in Drublic, imperial pumpkin ale. 8% ABV.

A: Almost two fingers of cream-colored head. Very nice, clear dark orange/red. Light lacing and sheeting.

S: Very nutmeg forward on the spicing, with a bit of cinnamon candy. Creamy pumpkin aroma, with a touch of waxy shell and stem. A bit of pie crust rounds it out well.

T/MF: Slightly creamy mouthfeel. The taste is more earthy, with more of that stem quality and a lot of the waxiness, and more hops shining through. More of an IPA fans pumpkin beer, but not bad.

Should be interesting seeing how this comes out from barrel aging.

Poured from a 22 oz bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of KevinGordon
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of n2185
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving a few specks of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin spices—ginger seems to stand out in particular—are present in the nose, along with some hints of pumpkins.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of pumpkin spices (ginger and allspice) along with hints of honey and pumpkins.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pumpkin ale has more in the way of spices and honey compared to pumpkins. It's not bad if you like spicy ginger.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of OCSA_1978
3.92/5  rDev +4%

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Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.