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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,806 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,806
Reviews: 1,988
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 300
Gots: 805 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jrfehon33, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jimmyjazzercise, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

camartin27, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Stum-pub, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jburd19, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

zbodnar1, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

wembly13, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

crhea89, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

kemkempalace, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Chessmaster
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a local restaurant. Served in a weizen glass with a frosting of
sugar/pumpkin pie spices on the rim.

Appearance in glass was an attractive light brown with orange highlights.
Nice head which lasted as long as the beer did and excellent lacing.

Taste (once frosting on rim was brushed away) was a clean malt backbone
with hints of pumpkin. The only pie spices evident were those from the
glass, it seems. No hops noted -- probably this beer was brewed using
bittering hops only and no late additions.

Aroma is similar to taste -- malt with hints of pumpkin.

Mouthfeel was pleasant and smooth.

Overall a very good pumpkin ale.

Chessmaster, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dogfish Head Brewery - Punkin Ale, poured into a Lawson's Tulip.

Look - Pours a clear copper amber with a small foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves some lacing. Rambunctious carbonation.

Smell - Pumpkin, brown sugar, then cinnamon and allspice, nutmeg takes up the rear. Some sweet malt.

Taste - Carbonated malt intro followed by smooth pumpkin and brown sugar, ending with a huge blast of the spices. Enjoyed all except the finish here.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Not at all boozy. Nice and creamy. Spices fade into the palate nicely. Great drinkability.

Overall - Maybe I'm being a perfectionist but yet again I found there to be too much spice in this brew and almost all of the others I have tried in this category. That said, the fade into a creamy pumpkin/brown sugar mouthfeel made up for it. This is the best pumpkin beer I have had so far. 100% recommend. I wouldn't expect any less from DFH.

JMScowcroft, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

army01, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Jgivens, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jhcfc, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

mmink27, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

TempusRob, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

josh32219, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

KeralaTigers, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

squack, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Toadhopper, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

KevinDixonBeer, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

SC_Beer_Drinker, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

greyghost86, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of dwren89
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: coppery orange/brown with some cloudiness and thin off white head

Aroma: pumpkin heartiness but also a very beer like aroma. Slight nutmeg and cinnamon hints but this beer smells impressively beer like but with pumpkin notes.

Taste: bear perfect blend of pumpkin, spice, and real malt taste. Pumpkin flavor complements bready malt taste rather than overpowers and the nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar additions give the beer a pumpkin pie like flavor. The finish is drying and pleasant.

Mouthfeel: full bodied but drinkable for a pumpkin ale. Medium carbonation

Overall: one of my favorite fall pumpkin ales because it balanced pumpkin and spice flavors with real beer and malt flavors. Sometimes pumpkin ales are overdone and overwhelming to the palate with sweetness and dessert like flavors. I like this one because it is one you can definitely drink a full six pack of and not completely fatigue your palate.

dwren89, Sep 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

StretchZep, Sep 29, 2013
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 5,806 ratings.