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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,723 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,723
Reviews: 1,915
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 211
Gots: 340 | FT: 7
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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Josievan

Iowa

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Orange color suitable to a pumpkin beer.

Smell: Not too heavy on the pumpkin and spice aroma. I get a slight whiff of alcohol.

Taste: More like a nice brown ale, less like a pumpkin beer. You can tell the pumpkin/spice flavors are there if you are looking for them, but they are quite subdued.

Mouthfeel: Moderate in body. A little tingly alcohol presence, but not in an offensive way.

Drinkability: This is rather drinkable for a pumpkin beer in the way that the pumpkin flavors do not overwhelm, but a couple would be plenty with the 7% alcohol.

Overall, this is one of the lesser pumpkiny pumpkin beers I've had. This is not necessarily good or bad; it all depends on what you're looking for. The 7% makes this beer a nice midpoint between the many pumpkin beers in the 5% range and the bigger imperial pumpkins that rock the boat with 9%. The bottle doesn't lie when it states that this is a full-bodied brown ale, first and foremost. It just also happens to be a little pumpkin flavored.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 19:40:28 | More by Josievan
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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,723 ratings.