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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,841 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,841
Reviews: 1,919
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 388 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-29-2014 17:37:43 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Devman171

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-29-2014 13:45:03 | More by Devman171
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Dillmen110

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

08-29-2014 11:57:39 | More by Dillmen110
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

This is the second time I've had this in the last five years, only because it's the second time I've seen it in Colorado. It pours really light for a supposed brown ale, just looks coppery with light head like a typical pumpkin ale. Nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet and earthy, but I do not get profound pumpkin aroma, mostly spice. The flavor profile is similar, but I will say this tastes pretty hot for a 7%. Carbonation holds up really nicely on this one, a very lively ale.

Overall, I think $12 for the 4-pack of this is pretty unwarranted for what you get, and you'd be better off getting a six of a number of pumpkins that I would consider better (or, get a six of DFH Indian Brown!). I think this ale relies heavily on ABV and the DFH name, and doesn't really stand out so much in the lineup of pumpkin ales. This is just a standard pumpkin ale to me with more alcohol; lacks the complexity or distinction that would land it in a $12 4-pack.

08-29-2014 05:20:45 | More by BeerWizard
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

2014

this year has an excellent earthy punkin nose. The appearance is just right a moderately thin copper color. Mouthfeel…silkily!. Body…mod-fulnessl. Flavor is moderately pumpkin, light toasty biscuit, a bit of molasses at the end, and finishes with a bit of cinnamon and a lot of clove.

Makes me reminisce of a late fall evening at early sunset over a blue-ridge mountain range.

cheers!

08-29-2014 04:28:40 | More by loverofthecraft
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kfh227

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

I'd say this is one of the better pumpkins that I have had. I've had quite a few. Basically doing a buying spree this year on pumpkin ales.

Actually, took another sip. This might take the top spot in my opinion ... for now.

In general though, the pumpkin ales never seem to be that perfect blend of pumpkin and spice.

08-29-2014 03:45:32 | More by kfh227
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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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JackieAnton

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-28-2014 17:38:05 | More by Maximus_the_Professor
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

08-28-2014 17:20:47 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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sjjn

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-28-2014 16:01:48 | More by sjjn
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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HighonHops42

Colorado

2/5  rDev -49.4%

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HopHead_

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-27-2014 23:39:46 | More by dhanley1
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uualt

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +21.5%

08-27-2014 22:33:05 | More by uualt
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

08-27-2014 22:20:52 | More by mcloud2
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-27-2014 04:07:39 | More by dsnyder61
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r44z

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

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Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -29.1%

08-26-2014 21:13:22 | More by BRami127
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2.96/5  rDev -25.1%

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New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,841 ratings.