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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,699 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,699
Reviews: 1,915
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 205
Gots: 335 | FT: 8
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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CommonRider

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-21-2012 22:47:05 | More by CommonRider
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tree777

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-21-2012 20:39:42 | More by tree777
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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

10-21-2012 18:41:55 | More by username
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BobDole007

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-21-2012 07:42:58 | More by BobDole007
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-21-2012 03:36:48 | More by hollywood_15063
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-20-2012 23:21:28 | More by Mikeynas
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Bowdoinbeerboy

Maine

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with no head whatsoever and a slightly cloudy light to medium amber color.

The smell is much more subdued in this beer than I had expected, its mostly a slightly sweet and brown sugary smell with only a light hint of pumpkin.

The first thing that hits you is a malty sweetness and light brown sugar that is balanced very nicely with a slight hop bitterness. The pumpkin flavor of this beer is entirely on the back-end, and is much more like actual pumpkin than pumkin spices (such as are found in some other examples of this style and lingers forever.

Overall this is a very nice seasonal beer, the alcohol is perhaps a bit more than I expected but this is a truly delicious beer. A definite grab in the fall.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 22:53:24 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
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jomer10


4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-20-2012 21:41:33 | More by jomer10
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-20-2012 18:31:40 | More by DWolf
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DanMolony


3/5  rDev -24.1%

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Gavini

California

5/5  rDev +26.6%

10-19-2012 22:29:20 | More by Gavini
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MarshallMan

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-19-2012 20:42:25 | More by MarshallMan
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jazziz216

Ohio

5/5  rDev +26.6%

10-19-2012 19:27:42 | More by jazziz216
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-19-2012 19:09:54 | More by kaelingirl
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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - A clear reddish-amber with a very fluffy two-finger white head. Extremely sticky lacing which takes seemingly forever to slip back into the glass when it doesnt just stick outright.

S - Moderately strong aroma of pumpkins and autumn spices. Nutmug pretty prevalent. Smells just a little sour.

T - Sweeter than the nose would indicate, with a big caramel malt base. No sourness in the flavor profile. Autumn spices also come forward (nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and clove in that order) with a pumpkin that tastes slightly roasted. Spices and flavor additives do not overwhelm the base beer, which is a very good thing. Very tasty.

M - Medium to full bodied, with medium carbonation. End result is a nice "chewiness" that compliments the flavors nicely.

O - One of, (if not THE) best pumpkin or "autumn" beers I have ever had. Ingredients blend seemlessly. In a market that seems to be flooded with numerous brews of this type, this one stand out. Already looking forward to drinking it again next year!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 02:28:05 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Roland45s

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-18-2012 23:34:22 | More by Roland45s
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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tln13

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

10-18-2012 01:54:59 | More by tln13
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +26.6%

10-17-2012 21:34:43 | More by CoolGuy42
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-17-2012 18:56:51 | More by ncaudle
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,699 ratings.