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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,806 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,806
Reviews: 1,988
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 300
Gots: 803 | FT: 6
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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1/5  rDev -74.6%

MyTBeerDrinker, Feb 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Craftonly23121, Nov 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

chrysler354, Sep 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Ftorres7g, Oct 26, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Dirty_Island, Apr 27, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

ajzy, Sep 06, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Mcook_ky, Aug 30, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

JoeD, Sep 22, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

BrewBastard, Oct 06, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Regardless of the label, this beer showed no flavors of pumpkin, brown sugar, allspice cinnamon or nutmeg. The color was the only thing I liked about this ale, light brown.

49er, Nov 12, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Oskar, Oct 03, 2014
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1.08/5  rDev -72.6%

cnagle28, Oct 21, 2014
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1.12/5  rDev -71.6%

Ashmo75, Aug 15, 2014
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1.15/5  rDev -70.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Bad. Really bad. Tastes nothing at all like pumpkin and there are no discernible spice notes. Nice rich copper color but no head. Smells very alcoholy. Tastes just like diluted Jagermeister with a little farmhouse funk thrown in. I had high hopes for this one but was quite disappointed.

7out, Sep 18, 2011
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1.25/5  rDev -68.3%

DaveRinn, Sep 29, 2014
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1.28/5  rDev -67.5%

SwooshDaddy, Oct 11, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

Peanutbutterthumb, Sep 29, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

very faint pumpkin taste, and seemed very watered down. I prefer very strong pumpkin flavor, so this one just wasn't for me.

saison90, Oct 28, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

ap. color is a beautiful coppery golden brown with no head at all. Could be too cold?
sm. Immediate hit of spice, punkin and/or squash insides.
ta. Spice! punkin pie gone south. Reminds me of the compost can under the sink. More closely resembles a burned punkin pie. Sourish finish.
mf. A little thin, little carbonation.
dr. I am such a tightwad that I'll finish it, but this is one offensive beer. It's the third bottle (three different days) of a four-pack, so I've given it a fair chance I think.

deaconoflove, Oct 19, 2009
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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

Rekrule, Oct 07, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

xhernanx13, Sep 28, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Serving Type: Standard 12 oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a "dirty" orange w/ no head and no lacing

Smell: Very mute smell....Biscuity malt, no pumpkin and very little spice

Taste: Very light spice, light hops, no pumpkin. Nothing to great here at all. You taste more alcohol than anything else

Mouthfeel: No carbonation...goes down quickly. Not that much there. I feel more alcohol than anything else

Drinkability: Horrible. To much alcohol...no pumpkin. I enjoy Pumpkin ales when they actually taste something like pumpkin and spice. This one really has neither.

livingregret, Sep 04, 2007
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1.75/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Pours out to a sparkingly clear orange(pumpkin)-amber, forming a soapy off-white head with good retention and average lacing. Aroma is spicy with cinnamon and nutmeg, reminding me of a Xmas ale which I brewed many years back (I hated it so all my friends drank it)..no real pumpkin aroma. A touch of smoky ham becomes evident when swirled, and is the best part of this brew. Carbonation is mild to moderate. Mouthfeel is soft with a medium-dense body. Taste starts with off-putting herbal hops, followed by the nauseating spices, followed by amber malt husk bitterness, brown sugar alcohol bleh, and nasty Dogfish Head ruddiness. Aftertaste is limited to wet cardboard, diacetyl yuck, a mouthfull of copper pennies and sickening spice.

This beer sucks pumpkin ass.

Mitchster, Dec 12, 2004
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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 5,806 ratings.