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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,892 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,892
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 309
Gots: 838 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Orange and copper color with a small amount of head that disappeared quickly.
S - Spices. Pumpkin, Nutmeg
T - Pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon. Malts. Its all adds a little.
M - Medium body and moderate carbonation a little bit of bite
O - I have been noticing many Pumpkin ales, It was good enough to try more.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Punkin is a quality pumpkin ale. It is not the strongest or the most spice/pumpkin forward, but rather a mild, easy drinking pumpkin flavored brown ale. It is a crystal clear light brown ale with some nice malty brown ale notes dominating the nose. There is a pleasant pumpkin and spice nose present but does not dominate the aroma. This holds true in the flavor as well, nice pumpkin flavor, but not overwhelming. Overall, Punkin is a soft, easy drinking brown ale with some pleasant pumpkin qualities.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on code stamped on the bottleneck, 2013 vintage. I haven't had this beer since last year's release, but I remember liking it and I'm excited to have it again.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours one finger of good creamy frothy off-white head on top of a dark coppery orange colored body with some nice clarity and lots of bubbles lazily floating topside.

S - Smell comprises much of the usual for the style: cola, cinnamon, allspice. I can even smell a hint of the buttery popcorn smell that appeared in Southern Tier Pumking, presumably from the authentic gourdy pumpkin.

T - Taste follows the nose: crisp cola, brown sugar, cinnamon, hint of allspice, hint of buttery popcorn grains, and just a slight bit of alcohol heat on the finish.

M - Feel is smooth and clean. Just a hint of sticky brown sugar / cola in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall, definitely a worthwhile pumpkin beer, and one I will continue to look forward to yearly. Good drinkability, and the moderately high alcohol for a pumpkin beer is hardly noticeable. Recommended.

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 5,892 ratings.