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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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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated with a "bottled on 7/29/09" stamp. Poured into a tumbler glass. Orange-amber color with carbonation bubbles coming up nicely through the liquid. 1/2" foam upon initial pouring, but it died down to a thin foam across the surface. Nice lacing that refracts the light when you hold it up to the light.

I got almost no smell from the beer...what was there was very faint. Maybe, just maybe it was pumpkin but I think I was trying to come up with what that smell was and maybe I forced myself into thinking that was it. As it warmed up that smell got a bit stronger and it reminded me of faint tastes of the beer. Again, nothing strong here but nothing that put me off the drink either.

Taste though the beer comes through. I got some bitter up front and then a nice spice finish. I can't say that I got "pumpkin pie in a glass" like some have posted and in a way it reminded me of a winter warmer. The flavors contrast nicely with one another and make it a very interesting drink.

Mouthfeel - lots of carbonation on the tongue that lasts for a bit, otherwise nice and slick going down.

Drinkability - despite not really smelling anything the beer is interesting enough that even though I just bought a single, I may go back to the store and pick up a full 4-pack to share with the Mrs. She enjoyed it as well and it went well with dinner (ham slices and corn fritters).

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 22:19:33 | More by damndirtyape
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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,722 ratings.