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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,699 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,699
Reviews: 1,915
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 205
Gots: 335 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-06-2012 21:01:01 | More by rolltide8425
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-06-2012 20:53:33 | More by Lukebell15
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1/5  rDev -74.7%

10-06-2012 20:48:37 | More by BrewBastard
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

10-06-2012 20:01:43 | More by gpawned
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-06-2012 18:22:10 | More by DavidWinchester
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-06-2012 17:31:36 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straight from the bottle

A: Copper colored

S: Smells amazing. Spices, pumpkin.

T: Sweet, but not too sweet. Subtle, balanced and just perfect. The spices are absolutely perfect, making this the king of pumpkins.

M: Very light. I don't like a heavy pumpkin beer.

Overall: Not a lot of words really except that this beer is the king of pumpkins. DFH scores big again.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 05:37:29 | More by Roose13
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-06-2012 02:53:51 | More by Supergenious
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

10-06-2012 01:47:00 | More by ZinFanDave
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-06-2012 01:26:19 | More by BethyBo0op
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-06-2012 01:17:11 | More by jk3
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-06-2012 01:05:40 | More by liquorpig
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-05-2012 23:38:36 | More by AHunter062
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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the 2012 batch of Punk, grabbed a four pack as soon as they arrived on the shelf.

A- Medium copper color, very clear with a small foamy head, no retention or lacing to speak of. Seems common for this style.

S- Mild spice aroma with clove standing out. Some faint bready malt followed by a whiff of veg which may or may not be the pumpkin.

T- Whereas many popular pumpkin ales come across to me as tasting artificial and cloying, the spice flavor here is subtle and well balanced. There is a hint of brown sugar sweetness that is quickly offset by slightly bitter dryness at the finish.

M- On the thin side of medium. I'd like a little more body but it is plenty smooth.

O- My favorite of the commercial offerings so far which means I'll have to get some other examples to see how this years batch is shaping up!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 22:47:37 | More by mschind
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4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into shaker.

A: Rustic, orange copper color, lots of carbonation rising up. Finger of creamy white heads recedes to a skim and leaves clumpy lacing, an attractive looking beer.

S: Much like its advertised, allspice and cinnamon, some hearty pumpkin flesh, rounded out with some toasty, malty brown sugar nuttiness.

T: Cooked pumpkin flesh combines with a healthy dose of allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Plenty of rich malty flavors, none of the cloying pumpkin pie sweetness, but rather a more natural brown sugar, malty sweetness. Flavors blend very nicely, finishes dry.

M: heavier side of medium, very smooth and slightly creamy.

O: Of all the pumpkin beers I've had, this is easily the best one. Rich, full bodied, and lacking in the over spice and spritziness that some others in the style have.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 22:26:16 | More by Dools9
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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: light copper color. Looks like Fall.

S: Strong all spice smell, a little metallicy. Hints of vanilla and pumpkin pie. Faint alcohol in the back

T: tastes like a smooth brown ale with a pumpkin finish. Spices are more subdued than the smell would suggest. Very drinkable for 7%. Well balanced. Props to DFH for keeping the sweetness (for a pumpkin beer) at a minimum.

M: decent. A little thin and high on the carbonation

O: Solid pumpkin beer. My first of the season.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 21:56:30 | More by DoubleGator
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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is some really good tasting pumpkin beer. It is not overly heavy in any particular flavor so it is lighter than you would think. I drank it out of the bottle and finished it quite quickly in fact. It drinks real easily and has a clean aftertaste. At 7% it's packs a solid punch haha.

I didn't like the bottle label though. Would have liked a design of some sort you know.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 19:03:37 | More by Gorgeous_JR
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-05-2012 17:05:27 | More by sabitu
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-05-2012 16:28:10 | More by billbeers
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

10-05-2012 15:37:42 | More by Pinche_Oso
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

10-05-2012 03:24:16 | More by SupremePie
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-05-2012 03:03:58 | More by CoryK86
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-04-2012 17:11:55 | More by jp52518
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-04-2012 16:11:20 | More by djre4orm
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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a dfh glass

A: pours a slightly amberish brown with a half finger if white head that dissapates to a film, not much lacing.

S: smells like fresh pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, not much as far as the base brown ale malts are concerned, smells more spicey then anything to me.

T: much like aroma here, pumpkin flavor up for with pumpkin pie spices on the finish, a little bit of toastyness in there with the spice, pretty well balanced

M: medium body with a slightly spicy aftertaste and a touch of creamyness.

O: a good pumpkin beer, I'm not a huge fan of the style, but unlike the balance here, there is pumkin pie spice, but it is not overly done, the pumpkin flavor still comes through... One of my favs for the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 02:32:39 | More by PeterIngemi
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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