Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Smallish head that dissipated quickly, moderate lacing. Gorgeous orange glow, though I thought is was supposed to be brown.
Smell: Like pumpkin pie, definitely get the allspice, cinnamon as well but not as much. Slightly sweet smell to and light molasses tone (brown sugar), as well as a nice actual pumpkin smell. The malt takes the back seat, and the hops come in slightly floral and herbal but very subtle.
Taste: Very similar to the smell, but not as complex or delicate. The allspice is more dominant, as well as the hops, jumping in with a nice bitterness to cut the sweetness. The after taste is dominated more by malt and some noticable peppery bread notes from the yeast. There is a huge amount of flavor in here, even by dogfish standards.
Mouthfeel: This brew has a very robust mouthfeel, it coats your mouth. The carbonation is pretty high as well, although not to much. Compliments the flavor very well
Overall: A fantastic pumpkin ale, the first one I can say that I truly enjoyed. There seems to be a tendancy for this style to consist of a run of the mill ale that is spiced like a pumpkin pie. You can tell this ale was built from the ground up to work as a pumpkin beer. My only complaint is that they call it a brown ale, and it is not brown, which threw me off at first. I wish I could get more than just the one four-pack, this is autumn in a glass.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2012 00:23:49 | More by Siriusfisherman
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,693 ratings.