Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Coronado Brewing Company

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Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin AlePunk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 07-17-2014

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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 13
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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.

Photo of HalfFull
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of Treyliff
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
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

Photo of Tdizzle
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

A - An aggressive pour yields a clear golden amber with a couple fingers of off-white foam. Settles to a nice cap atop the beer with a few webs of lacing that all stick around for the duration of the beer.

S - Aroma is heavy on the pie spices. The 8% alcohol is somewhat phenolic upon a deep sniff, but it provides some nice heat along with the spice character; very holiday-esque. Big crystal malt. A little bit of pumpkin-flesh tannin far in the background.

T - Flavor is initially heavy on the spices, but a candy-like sweetness provides some immediate contrast. The finish is astringent; showcasing the harsher aspects of heavy spicing and a high alcohol content.

M - Medium body and slightly creamy texture. Good carbonation. A tad syrupy as it moves over the palate.

O - A perfectly serviceable pumpkin ale, and another welcome addition to California; a land once devoid of pumpkin ale options. However, this beer falls into the category of "liquid candle." I won't be revisiting this one, but well worth a try and a worthwhile participant in a pumpkin beer tasting.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.39/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is a tad below average and a finger ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: The smell of real pumpkin is a wonderful thing. Pumpkin, a plethora of spices - cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and perhaps a touch of clove. Gingerbread, caramel maltiness, toastiness. Mild-moderate sweetness. Very nice.

4.5 T: Smells like the nose. Pumpkin, spices mentioned. Again plenty of gingerbread and caramel. Toasty malts. Everything works very well together.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and super smooth.

4.5 D: This is a really good beer. I love pumpkin beers, but good ones seem to be hard to find. This is definitely a good one.

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/8/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, honey, gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, toast, and herbal/spice earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin, spices, and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, honey, gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, toast, and herbal/spice earthiness. Some light earthy herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, honey, gingerbread, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, toast, and herbal/spice earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial pumpkin ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth and fairly crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of ONUMello
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Transparent pumpkin-skin orange with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: Pie spice, fall squash, caramel and malt
T: Matches the nose, somewhat sweet but nothing is integrated
F: Medium-bodied, fairly sweet, a touch of cream
O: Not a huge fan. Decent fall flavors just disjointed

Photo of srandycarter
3/5  rDev -19.6%

A - Clear, cognac look, virtually no head nor lace.

S - Close to room temp, but not much smell.

T - Cloves, malt pumkin, some hops.

M - Medium body, low carb, ok balance.

D - Fun to try.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, gingerbread, earth, and pumpkin pie spice aromas. Taste is much the same with toasted malt, earth, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a more earthy take on the pumpkin qualities.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of ccrida
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

On draught at The Beer Mongers, Punk'in Dublin is one of the better pumpkin brews to my palate. The gourd is noticeable and not mask by the malt, which is strong amber base, and clean. The spices are subtle and we'll intergrated. Overall it's very clean, yet still very seasonally appropriate.
There is some sweetness and intensity of the adjuncts, but most of it is in the nose, which is like a fall potpourri. No palate fatigue over the course of the 12 oz. glass. Digestible. Well done!

Photo of brewmastercat
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Way too sweet. Couldn't finish the bottle.

Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4/5  rDev +7.2%

22 oz bomber.

This beer isn't barrel aged nor very flavorful but it works. I've had a tough time finding a decent pumpkin beer but this one is a solid effort from a brewery I'm not too fond of. Borderline sessionable. The flavors come off refined, balanced, and real drinkable. This prob won't age well though kind of thin but it works at least for now. I guess the biggest knock people would put on this is the lack of pumpkin flavor. I get a lot of clove, bubble gum, and some distant pumpkin. I reiterate once again it works. Wish stone could put this together.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of pumpkin
Head average (3.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor – rare island of tiny bubbles
Body medium orange, clear
Flavor begins with brown sugar and nutmeg which stays slightly sweet throughout. The spice is not overpowering and it actually pretty well balanced. Fortunately, can’t taste any honey. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, somewhat syrupy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
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