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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,238 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,238
Reviews: 1,953
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 282
Gots: 592 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, organic brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 09-26-2002)
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Photo of Arch578
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Appearance: Very clear orange-ish copper color, with a thin, white head.

Aroma: Nice blend of fall spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon) and fruitiness.

Taste: Lots of spice, very reminiscent of a winter warmer (GLBC Christmas Ale in particular). The pumpkin itself is almost undetectable, though there are definitely some fruity undertones.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, has a nice crisp carbonation but also a slightly syrupy feel.

Overall: As the label says, this really is a perfect beer to warm up with. Spices are front and center, so fortunately they are excellently blended and really match up with the platonic idea of pumpkin pie. I would love to have this with a little vanilla ice cream or just whipped cream on the side.

Arch578, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured amber in color with just a few bubbles floating on the surface and a light amount of carbonation.
S: There's a moderate aroma of pumpkin, spices and sweetness in the aroma that comes very close to resembling pumpkin pie.
T: The taste has a good balance between sweetness and spices; the flavors of pumpkin, brown sugar and the spices really stand out.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and silky smooth.
D: The beer is very drinkable. I would definitely try this again because the taste is rather interesting and complex for the style.

metter98, May 29, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown color with some lighter highlights. Good lacing.

S: Lots of pumpkin flavor along with all the accompanying spices. The brown sugar is a really nice tough.

T: Like the smell, this one is all pumpkin pie, and the sweetness added by the brown sugar is just incredible. The spicing is absolutely perfect. By far the best-tasting pumpkin beer I've ever had.

M: Nice and creamy. Medium body.

D: Everything gets to be a little much to have more than one, but this is a damn fine brew.

Thorpe429, Apr 28, 2009
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We got an aite one right here my peeps. Kinda like the Richard Simmons of Pumpkins, it's one that everyone knows about, but it's a bit too light. Nice and airy, light and clean, but Raul needs a lil more meat on this corn cob.

It has all those pumpkin notes (with a lil bit of astringency) but the Raul man needs a lil more boom boom in the zoom zoom.

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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