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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Punkin AlePunkin Ale

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very good

5,950 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,950
Reviews: 2,011
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 315
Gots: 908 | 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: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Leaves one finger of an off-white head that quickly fades to surface skim, and leaves a small amount of spotty lacing. Body is an orange amber.

Smell - spices fill the nose, and there is a faint hint of toasty malt biscuits.

Taste - a bit more than the nose indicates shows up on the tongue. There are spices over a toasty malt biscuit backbone, with some brown sugar and pumpkin.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, with a sort of starchy "fluffy" feel.

Drinkability - this is a decent beer, but I'd want something different after two of these in a session, but then maybe this would go better with dessert.

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A- Poured from the bottle with a thin white foamy head, which quickly dissipated. The body was a clear PUMPKIN color (surprise, surprise), with no visible carbonation.

S- Cinnamon and Allspice punch through a sweet biscuitlike malty nose... signs of goof things to come?

T- Spices dominate the palate, and are quickly neutrialized by some sharp bitterness (from hops?- not sure)... almost astringent. The sweet malt and pumkin flavors are comparatively restrained. The finish is long, bitter, and dry with spiciness.

M- Surprisingly thin body- very well attenuated with some coarse carbonation. A lot to be desired here... I would really like to have some more unattenuated sugar and some softer carbonation.

D- I enjoyed one of these, and could perhaps enjoy one more... but I cannot see myself enjoying more than two. If it were a little less attenuated and if it featured softer carbonation, this beer could be amazing.

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 5,950 ratings.