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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Punkin AlePunkin Ale

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very good

5,927 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,927
Reviews: 2,008
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 314
Gots: 882 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some burnt orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly more than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg and cinnamon) over the top of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts with a moderate to significant amount of brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of pumpkin and light to moderate flavors of pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg and cinnamon). Hints of bitterness that fades almost immediately.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable (probably one of the first pumpkin beers that I decided to try and a long time coming to write the review). The alcohol is well hidden and the beer really reminds me of pumpkin pie.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass, nice full head developed with good retention and lacing. Appearance was a clear, maybe slightly hazy, orange / amber color. Aroma had notes of spice and hop with some floral characters. Taste had a strong spice character, nutmeg and some cinnamon, with some toffee and hop notes. Mouthfeel was medium to full with some creamy characteristics. Aftertaste was dry with some lingering spice effects.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle into a very festive orange coppery color. I don't get much of a smell off of this one. Taste is immediately very autumn-refreshing. Sweetness with a good dose of the alcohol taste of the 7% coming through. The pumpkin flavor hits midway through the taste and not overpowering or chemically not many pumpkin beers. The pumpkin lingers with a bit of bitterness. It's good, not great.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 5,927 ratings.