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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,722 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,722
Reviews: 1,915
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 210
Gots: 337 | 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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MaxSpang

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on Halloween 2011!

APPEARANCE

This brew is.... Well, pumpkiny. It's a clear orange beer, and there was a small khaki head on top. Not a lot of bubbles present, but it's a lovely looking pumpkin ale. I mean, spoookey looking pumpkin ale!

SMELL

Lots of spice in this one. Definite nutmeg, allspice, and a little cinnamon. There's also some nice malty sweetness, too. There's a bit of alcohol in the nose, which is kind of unexpected. It's honestly hard to get past these smells, but it's a pumpkin ale - what do you expect?

TASTE

Follows the nose, but less intense than the nose would lead to to believe. It's got some nice body and residual sweetness, but isn't thick or syrupy in the least bit. The alcohol is surprisingly a little hot, but not over the top. This isn't as intense of a spicy flavor as other pumpkin beers, but it has a nice amount of nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cinnamon flavors. A very tasty brew. Is it pumpkin pie in a glass? Certainly not, but it's definitely pretty pumpkiny.

MOUTHFEEL

This is a medium-bodied beer, and finishes dry. The front and middle of the tongue is a nice sweetness, then by the end it's crisp and refreshing. It keeps you coming back for more after each sip. This is a beer that could be served either with a meal or after dinner, and that's a good quality to have.

OVERALL

I vant to drink your blood! That is, if it tastes like this beer... Muahahahaha! In all seriousness, this is one of my favorite pumpkin beers. The style is either hit or miss, and this one definitely is a hit in my opinion. It's not the potpourri-lile pimpkin ale, nor a pumpkin pie-like ale. It's Punkin. Nothing scary about this one.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 00:16:03 | More by MaxSpang
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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,722 ratings.