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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,734 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,734
Reviews: 1,915
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 216
Gots: 344 | 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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BWED

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a DFH IPA glass.

A- Clear body, with an orange-amber hue. Head is a strong and well retained one finger, just off white in color. Carbonation dances up the glass. Beautiful.

S- I pick up the pumpkin and allspice, and a little of the nutmeg on the nose. It isn't over the top, which is, sometimes, where pumpkin beers go wrong.

T- A great and mellow mix of the characteristics I detected in the smell. Again, not over the top. This taste would compliment a slice of pumpkin pie well, instead of trying to replace the pie.

M- Pretty smooth, a little creamy. A bit of a bitter finish, but I think the spice in the finish cuts the bitterness a bit.

O- This is a fantastic pumpkin beer. Like I mentioned before, I think a lot of beers try to replace the taste and aroma of pumpkin pie, whereas DFH seemed to compliment the treat. This is one example of a milder flavored beer being better than others with more pronounced attributes. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 02:35:27 | More by BWED
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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,734 ratings.