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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,927 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,927
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 314
Gots: 883 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 09-26-2002

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
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The bottle I bought has a "Bottled on 09/07/06" printed on the neck, so that means I'm drinking this beer less than a month later. Awesome.

It looks good: A light ruby in color with a foamy, off-white head that reduces to a ring of foam with a chunk in the center of my glass.

I smell pumpkin and spices and what seems to be a note of something roasted. Must be my nose playing tricks with me because this beer has a complex aroma.

The flavor is also good. It's sweet, but not cloying. I don't taste a strong flavor of pumpkins, but rather a nice, spiced brew. The flavor is quite delicate, which is good. This beer doesn't bash you on the head with spice and pumpkin flavors, like another pumpkin ale I've had.

The body is smooth and slick. I'm guessing the 7 percent ABV has a role to play in that.

This is the best pumpkin ale I've had. It's balanced enough to drink more than one and isn't just for special occasions.

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12 oz. bottled in '05. Pours reddish/amber with a thin tan head that reduces to almost nothing. Smells of cinnamon, allspice, faint pumpkin, sweet malts, and some nutmeg, but it's not as strong as I'd like. It has a medium body that is a a bit tingly and a flavor similar to the aroma but with additions of roasted malts, green/citric hops, some bitterness and alcohol. Above average, but not the best.

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 5,927 ratings.