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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

5,825 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,825
Reviews: 1,991
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 304
Gots: 813 | FT: 7
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

rjholcomb, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of MotorboatMofo
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- amber with white head. Good carbonation

S- Balanced smell of pumpkin, brown sugar, and spices. Can't really smell too much pumpkin

T- Full bodied flavor. Don't really taste too much pumpkin. But it's there!

M- Great tasting beer. Nothing overwhelms this beer.

O- Well balanced beer. Perfect for the season. I would drink couple of these throughout the day during the holidays. I would buy this again. Great holiday beer.

MotorboatMofo, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of nycbeerfreak
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Orangish golden color and slightly cloudy. Minimal and slightly creamy head that doesn't last long... and thats ok ...its a pumpkin beer ..not a IPA

S- Roasted pumpkin, gingerbread, cinnamon, a little hoppy

T- Pumpkin has the staying power and is most evident in latter stages of each sip. there is a tinge of bitterness, and tastes of ginger, all spice and a bit of cinnamon

M- Creamy, pleasant, flavor spreads nicely across palate

D- Very nice, a great fall brew, alcohol does not say 7% to this guy !!

nycbeerfreak, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of tmneyer
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

tmneyer, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of mtpHokie
4/5  rDev +1.5%

mtpHokie, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

goldenM13, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of SiegeSpitfire
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

SiegeSpitfire, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of LtColFrankSlade
4/5  rDev +1.5%

LtColFrankSlade, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Adriatic
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Adriatic, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of TapHeadBrewing
4/5  rDev +1.5%

TapHeadBrewing, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of rievelx6
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Has an orangish amber color to it with white head

S- Good blend of pumpkin and some spices

T- At first I get the spices with some malt then at the end i get the pumpkin

M- Good carbonation with slit bite

O- Overall this is a very good pumpkin ale good taste for the season

rievelx6, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of The_GrassHOPper
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

The_GrassHOPper, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of patpbr
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.

patpbr, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

DarthVegas23, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of mtomlins
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.

mtomlins, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of ldhughes3
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ldhughes3, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

dertyd, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

kyleeliot, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Braz, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

projektyle, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
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.

mfnmbvp, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

snowmg, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

FreshButterbeer, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Mikeszab, Oct 07, 2013
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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