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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
85
very good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 67
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 07-17-2014

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 67
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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. (240 characters)

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

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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 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. (700 characters)

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 (665 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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. (1,080 characters)

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
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. (788 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.