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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,878 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,878
Reviews: 1,921
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 249
Gots: 408 | FT: 7
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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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-06-2012 19:48:42 | More by EvilAsh
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-06-2012 13:59:07 | More by thinwhiteduke
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-06-2012 07:25:06 | More by PopnLoads
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dwhitey517


4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-06-2012 04:48:42 | More by dwhitey517
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crissy456


3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-06-2012 03:44:04 | More by crissy456
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Alevolution

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-06-2012 02:55:34 | More by Alevolution
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-06-2012 01:15:22 | More by andthevolcano
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davidtarantino

Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

11-06-2012 01:13:04 | More by davidtarantino
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

We pour a rusty orange brew. It holds a two finger head of creamy tannish bubbles, showing nice retention. The bubbles slowly recede, leaving clumps of big bubbles atop the liquid, along with sticky, spidery lacing sticking to the glass. Haze is moderate due to finite chunks of sediment suspended throughout the drink, and carbonation appears slow, yet active. The nose is fresh, with big pumpkin spice, light clove, metallic vanilla bean, nutmeg, cinnamon, cumin, and baker’s yeast. The malts are pale, with caramel and a light toast. Our first impression is that this is one of the best pumpkin beers we’ve ever had, with bold, serious flavoring. The flavoring opens with sweet malts and raw pumpkin flesh. There is a bitterness of a menagerie of autumnal spice, along with yeast, and a light phenolic back. To the peak comes more bittering malt, with a white sugar flash to cut, along with more of that serious pumpkin flavoring. Smooth nuttiness adds depth, as does a light caramel, to the malts. This marks the transition to the finish, with enhancing sweetness by sugary pumpkin cream, orangey citrus, more pumpkin spice, and a souring pale malt. The aftertaste breathes of metallics, syrupy pumpkin sugars, toasty malts, bittering yeast, booze, and a light citric hop. The body is medium, and the carbonation is lighter. There is nice slurp, smack, cream, and froth to each sip, with a mild astringency down the throat. The light coating left is metallic, and adds to the dryness. The abv is appropriate, and this beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this was how serious the flavoring was. The “realness” of the flavoring really adds to the experience, as it can be easy with the style to use extracts and other additive flavoring. Here we are presented with a full flavor brew brimming with spice and fruit, making this a top competitor for the style.

11-05-2012 23:54:02 | More by TheBrewo
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-05-2012 12:25:49 | More by Lare453
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Will_Geosits03


5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-05-2012 03:21:55 | More by Will_Geosits03
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Dana718

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-04-2012 05:03:05 | More by Dana718
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aubrey


4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-04-2012 03:21:30 | More by aubrey
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ilkelma

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured into a "pint" glass from the bottle.

A: Very nice golden amber color with not even a finger of light colored head (from a bottle).

S: Appealing spice laced scent with more than a hint of yeasty aroma. No overpowering pumpkin smell or even much sweetness to the smell.

T: Tastes like a fall pumpkin beer should, rich almost maple syrup like depth of flavor not too bitter and above all not too sweet. Tastes like pumpkin but not so much that it is overwhelming.

M: Light carbonation, very smooth but a bit heavy (as its ABV belies) just shy of dangerously drinkable really.

O: I'd say this is the best "pumpkin beer" I've ever had but this is in a real class of its own. Whereas nearly everything else we are assaulted with in fall that claims to be "pumpkin" often bears little resemblance to the actual gourd; this beer packs all of that earthy vegetal flavor of the real deal into a beer that is eminently drinkable and a real treat on a cold fall day.

11-04-2012 02:27:12 | More by ilkelma
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-03-2012 21:01:35 | More by mcsauter82
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-03-2012 20:47:44 | More by HumanParaquat
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oldedog

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-03-2012 15:42:51 | More by oldedog
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profondo

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-03-2012 09:03:09 | More by profondo
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jennATX

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-02-2012 05:05:00 | More by jennATX
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jpowers315

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-02-2012 02:31:32 | More by jpowers315
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dking1525

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-02-2012 01:14:52 | More by dking1525
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MonkeyboyATL

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-01-2012 21:22:21 | More by MonkeyboyATL
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BBrewington

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

11-01-2012 18:39:24 | More by BBrewington
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BubblesInMyBeer

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-01-2012 18:05:10 | More by BubblesInMyBeer
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bpop23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-01-2012 17:54:46 | More by bpop23
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,878 ratings.