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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,353 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,353
Reviews: 1,959
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 283
Gots: 632 | 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 UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy pale orange color with a 1 inch head that fades to a fizzy soda like cap. No lacing was present.

S - Smells of sweet bread dough, tangy fruits, and pumpkin pie spices.

T - Bitter/spice taste to start out with a malty aftertaste.

M - Decent carbonation gives a bubbly coating feeling in the mouth.

D - Solid niche beer. I am glad I tried this beer and I would probably get it again in the fall but it wasn't something I would drink a lot of. Definitely one of the best pumpkin ales though...

UCLABrewN84, May 14, 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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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

Ray_Hoffmann, 14 minutes ago
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

fossage78, Today at 01:06 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

nae412, Today at 01:05 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

tgatort, Today at 01:04 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

javahead71, Yesterday at 10:35 PM
Photo of titty_mcbitty
4/5  rDev +1.3%

A: Brownish red with a creamy head.

S: Cinnamon and spice. Pumpkin obviously.

T: Pumpkin pie crust, spices and cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans, cooked apples, and gingerbread. It's like Halloween and Christmas all in one drink.

M: Medium and creamy. Nice carb as well.

O: Very pleased with this. Flavor is well balanced and tamed and leaves the palate satisfied!

titty_mcbitty, Yesterday at 04:56 AM
Photo of Stelsza
3.04/5  rDev -23%

Stelsza, Yesterday at 03:22 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jmt308, Yesterday at 02:10 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

neckbeered, Yesterday at 02:04 AM
Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Pours a nice brown. Good taste all around. I don't really get any pumpkin here. I don't really mind it. Catch a little bit on the back end. The spices are great. It is more just a good all around beer. I would drink this again.

Brackh, Yesterday at 01:53 AM
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2.96/5  rDev -25.1%

Bcougill, Yesterday at 01:43 AM
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Mikeluzzjr, Tuesday at 11:52 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ricke49, Tuesday at 11:03 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

DrunkenMonk, Tuesday at 10:11 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

kotzbauerm, Tuesday at 10:06 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

IMFletcher, Tuesday at 05:44 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JJ983, Tuesday at 02:48 PM
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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 5,353 ratings.