Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by djeucalyptus:
3.78/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
pours a vibrant caramel orange hue in the glass, crystal clear, with a decent one-finger bone colored creamy head that has great retention and leaves behind decent lace, especially for a pumpkin ale (it shouldn't be that hard!)
aroma is earthy pumpkin, some caramel and earthy malts, toast, and a fair dose of spices. cinnamon and nutmeg with some honey. approachable but not bland, spiced but not like doing a line of pie spices.
taste is pungent. an earthy, malty backbone is paralleled by an earthy and mineraly vegetal squashiness. then some hops and some pie spices come through, subtle at first, and a bit more forward as it nears room temp. brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon and clove.
mouth is well carbonated but not over, a moderate to near-full body works beautifully with the style, the flavors, and the abv.
all in all, an interesting pumpkin ale. not my favorite, as the minerality and the vegetal quality of the pumkin is border-line offputting, but there's some interesting stuff that makes this one worth revisiting every year for me. and it's leaps and bounds ahead of most of the standard pumpkin ales.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2011 18:30:27 | More by djeucalyptus
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4.31/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - tea, copper, dark burnt orange, carbonation bubbles to the top, white head, mild lacing
S - pumpkin pie and spices, dark sugars, some alcohol, hints or cinnamon
T - can definitely taste the pumpkin and spices, dark sugars, finishes malty
M - creamy, mild carbonation
O - the best pumpkin beer I have had to date, very rich flavors that blend excellently together and are greatly complimented by the smell and creaminess in the mouth feel.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 00:40:09 | More by mthomp081
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,741 ratings.