Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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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
4.25/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
08-29-2014 04:28:40 | More by loverofthecraft
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
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,848 ratings.